Friday, November 21, 2014

Red Birds, Two Ways

Here are two versions of the same card, the first on all white card stock and the second on slightly textured, deckle-edge and cream card stock.

White-on-white crispness

Cream-on-cream warmth with a bit of texture

Which do you like best? Why?

Supplies
stamps: Through the Trees (Papertrey)
ink: Hero Arts soft silver, red royal
paper: Papertrey white, unknown cream and textured/deckled
accessories: dimensionals

23 comments:

  1. The top one. Torn paper conflicts with the clean and simple design and all that white in my mind.

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  2. I love the top one. All white says winter to me, it's a very peaceful card, and I love red birds on winter holiday cards. The torn paper is too much with the uneven edges on the tree tops. (I don't like stamping on textured paper, I can never get it to look right!)

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  3. Definitely the white on white! A couple of things about the second one make me like it less: I think cream on cream would be nicer than the white on cream) and I think you get a much better stamp impression on smooth cardstock.

    It's a lovely design - the red birds and sentiment are fabulous with the soft silver.

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  4. All white! Because it's white!

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    1. I have always been a white on white person and I love the white card!!!

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  6. I prefer the white color layering on the top one, but I do like the deckled edge of the second one....adds a rustic appeal!

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  7. I prefer the straight edge....never been a fan of the ripped edge.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. I think I'd like the 2nd card best if the background card was white. ;-)

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  9. How about a combination of the two? I would prefer to see both colors on each card closer to the same; maybe the cream colors are closer to a match in person. I like the deckle edge because it indicates that the snow's edge is indefinite. Both cards are lovely!

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  10. I prefer the first one with the crisp edge, however, if the second card was cream on cream I think it would elevate from lovely to fabulous :-)

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  11. The top card, definitely. In the second card the paper colors neither match nor contrast well enough. In addition, I think the texture is a distraction. A more subtle texture, and papers that match; switch the tree ink color to chocolate and I think you'd have something interesting. Or not. ;)

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  12. I like the white on white but really like the second's textured cardstock and its torn edge. I feel like it implies a light snowfall and a snowy landscape.

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  13. Love the deckled edge...adds a lot of interest to the card! But I would prefer the card to be white on white., or at least not white on cream.

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  14. The second one looks like it could be an expensive Papyrus card and the top one is simply dIvine....I'm pinning both for a future case! Thanks so much ^_^

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  15. Fabulous times two. I love white on white/cream on cream cards. Clean lines on the first, love the torn edge on the second. Would love to see a third with torn edge and cream on cream.

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  16. I find the second one to be more elegant and that is more my style. I love texture and a little less crispness. They are both lovely, but it's a matter of preference.

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  17. I really like the first card the best. The second one looks "busy" to me and I am not fond of textured paper except for watercolor.

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  18. Susan, I love your card and I CAS'd it for LIM. It's there and on my blog as well. I didn't do it justice, since I needed a Christmas sentiment and was limited in my sentiment sizes, but I think I'll have another go-round with the card and do a more thorough hunt in my craft room. I must own a more appropriate sentiment. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  19. I think the first card, white on white, is crisper both in color and in edges. Both are nice but the first is my preference.
    tonilea

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  20. The white on white gives me a feeling of calm, clear beauty. The cream on cream with the texture and deckled edge imparts to me static or tension, as in a snow/ice storm, which in turn gives a 'different' meaning to the sentiment, Thinking of you. (not sure what all that says about where my head is at right now! :)
    Lu C

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  21. I vote for the second card. First because it has been a long time since I have seen a torn edge. Second having said that the texture finishes the card, like giving it a hem.

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  22. I like the first card best. Beautiful. I don't like how the cream looks with the white on the second card. I love the texture; I just think the panel needs to match the base. I also think the second card would be wonderful if the deckle were all the way around the panel.

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