Monday, July 21, 2008

What a Difference a Shade Makes

I recently made up a bunch of these thank you cards: I worked out my basic design and colours before I started... but half way through realised something wasn't quite right. Oops, I had grabbed Close To Cocoa instead of Chocolate Chip (serves me right for not putting them away properly)! I finished off the cards I had started using Close To Cocoa and nearly made them all that way... but decided to satisfy my curiosity and make the rest using Chocolate Chip just to be able to compare them and see the difference.

Now to me there is nothing wrong with the Close To Cocoa ones, but I do prefer the extra pop and definition the Chocolate Chip provides. What do you think?

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Stamp set: Spring Solitude
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals


Kristie said...

They are both gorgeous, but you're right...the choc chip does make it pop more!

Pamela said...

Oh man, I love the cards. That is my favourite hostess set this catalogue.

Regards Pam

Wendy said...

They both look great! I love how you layered the stamps to achieve that look!

Ally said...

WOW. love them both Carol.. but the choc chip sure does "pop"..

Colour combo is awesome and the hostess set is totally divine!


Sankari W. said...

What a great design! I think the ChocChip makes the orange and green a bit brighter - it does pop it a bit more - but they are both beautiful!

kim evans said...

Hello from across the pond!! I love your cards, these are beautiful color combos! I would never have put them together, and they are stunning. Thanks for stretching my "color challenged" mind!! :-)

Kylie S said...

Love the cards Carol. I see what you mean using the chocolate chip.

tracy said...

definately the Choc Chip - does make it pop doesn't it? Love both of them though.

Dani Fender said...

Both cards are gorgeous I like the colour combo you used fullstop but I must say go the choc chip all the way!! It makes such a difference!


Night Owl Designs said...

I love them both! lol