Saturday, September 22, 2012

Double the Trouble, Double the Fun

I'm in this group that did a swap called "Double Trouble."  The premise of the swap was that you were to make two cards for your swap partner.  Each card had to use the same stamp or image, but the cards had to be different. 

Because "double trouble" made me think of "toil and trouble, cauldron bubble" I knew I had to do Halloween themed cards. And because the new A Muse Studio set "Nevermore" is so cool, I knew I had to use it for this swap.  It was an added bonus that I got partnered up with someone who also had the Nevermore set.

I made this first card after being inspired by a card on the A Muse Gallery and was pleased that I was well on my way to finishing this swap.  I sat down to make another card.  I dragged out the pieces and parts and began puttering around with my idea.  Then as I was starting to actually make the card I changed my mind about the design.  You know where this is going, right?

The thing I decided to change was the stamp.  D-oh!  I did it too and it wasn't until much later (because real life got in the way as it is prone to do) when I went to mail them did I realize it.  I had to laugh at myself. I used the same stamp set but not the same stamp.  That ain't right.  So I sat down and made another card and did it right this time.
The Fine Print: Stamps by A Muse Studio "Nevermore" and "Toil and Trouble" sets except teeny tiny bats on lower card by Technique Tuesday. Petite polka dot paper in onyx, orange, shimmer black, and Sleepy Hallow text by A Muse Studio.  Bright orange paper (lower card) by unknown.  Patterned paper (lower card) by Memory Box.


Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, I do this so often it's not true...and always the last minute card is just fine. And these two are fab. It is a very lifelike image in it. (In a dead sort of skull, way! Of course!!)

butterfly said...

Fantastic double skulls... however you got there, these are great cards! Love the background on that second one - so atmospheric!
Alison x

505whimsygirl said...

I love the first card!!! Very cool.

Hmmm, wonder if you could make one in green.....