Sunday, August 23, 2009

Featured Stamper - Jojot (Joanne)

The Featured Stamper on SCS this week is my fellow Stampin'B's Design Team buddy, so you know I'd be CASEing several of her cards today. I actually made four cards! The first one I chose is shown on the computer screen next to my version.

Although I kept the layout and theme of Joanne's card, I did make a couple of changes:
* Different color
* Different stamps
* A2 card instead of square

The next card I chose is this one, using the Split Negative technique.

As you probably know, Joanne is well-known for creative beautiful black and white cards. The Split Negative is a fun technique. Check out the tutorial on SCS. My changes were:
* Butterfly instead of dragonfly
* Stripes instead of polka dots
* Punched flower instead of primas
* Circle Nestie instead of Oval

Another favorite color combination of Joanne's is red, black, and white. I used this card as the starting point of my third card.

My layout and color combo are the same. Changes are:

* Different diecut
* Not as many layers
* Different stamps and CB folder
* Only three white brads instead of five
Note, too, that I did not use the corner punch she used on her card. I used the scallop corner punch (dimple) that I now own because of Joanne. Don't look too closely at the CB background embossing. After I was finished, I noticed that the birds are up-side down. Oops!

My final card was a Halloween card. Between my sister and me, we make about 90 Halloween cards for the residents of the assisted living facility where my mom lives. I used this card of Joanne's as the starting point.

I kept Joanne's layout but made the following changes:

* Changed the theme
* Used different stamps
* Added a sentiment

I cut the moon out with a round Nestabilities die and stippled it with a little bit of black ink.

I usually do maybe one or two cards for the Featured Stampers challenge, but I went overboard this week. And, believe me, it was not hard at all. You should check out her gallery. It's amazing!


Carol Southern said...

What a great tribute collection of cards here and they are all fantastic. You have been so busy Lois.

Betty Wright said...

WOW!!! You are rocking some cards, Lois!!! I just found your blog!!! Awesome work and designs!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh my goodness Lois you went to town on Joanne's gallery! They are all wonderful, great job.

Joanne (jojot) said... made my day yesterday with all these beauties you was so fun to see another 'Lois' card pop into the gallery....and the Halloween one will be cased by me...I love it