Here are two versions of birthday cards using the same Penny Black image (from Patisserie stamp set). Even though the images were stamped on the same marker paper, it's amazing how much brighter the card on the left looks. I think I like the card on the left better because it didn't require fussy cutting. I do like the daintiness of the doily and the 3D effect of the purple waxed cord leash (Elements from HM BFC) on the righthand card. A Lawn Fawn scalloped die was used to cut the white rectangle on the outside and inside of the left card. Copic pens were used to apply color to the images. Click on images to see details up close.
These are the insides of the cards. I made them differently too. They were stamped with two of my 'ancient' wooden handled rubber stamps. The rectangle shape on the right was die cut with a Spellbinders die and stamped with a Hero Arts ombre ink pad. The rainbow colored sentiment on the left was made using a Colorbox pad sold at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. Embellishment dots on the left card are Darice acrylic stickers (from HM BFC). The sparkly dots on the righthand card were made with Nuvo Glitter Drops. (This colored liquid is similar to Stickles but the tip is smaller so very tiny dots can be made....love them...gotta get more colors!) Although it is easier to make identical cards when you need multiples, it is so much more fun to play around with different versions...a good time to come up with new techniques. Celebrate card crafting!