Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Toonie Tuesday

Ha ha...if you're Canadian you'll understand this....in Canada we have $2 coins that we call Toonies (we started with a $1 coin that has a Canadian Loon (water bird) on it that we first called a Loonie, later we added the $2 coin - now called the Toonie - I don't know - it's just Canadian logic)...now I'm wondering - should I spell it TWOnie...or Toonie...hmm, have to go look that up to be a good Canadian.

Anyway - Tuesday is my stamping day, it is generally our day off and I get to stamp in the morning...which I love, and my husband is supportive of! Tuesday's are GREAT in my book.

So on Tuesday's I'll be doing two cards for you - very often it will be a pair of Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge cards - because that is my favourite challenge on SCS.

But at times I also want to show you a Stampin' Up! sample of a card - and then also a card using stamps from another company. I truly love Stampin' Up! It has been one of the best most creative paths I've taken as a person....I love the blessing of the friendships I have made, I have loved being a demonstrator, I love teaching people to stamp, I love the stamps, I love the red rubbah!! I love the colors, the coordinating everything....LOVE LOVE LOVE my SU! ...but it's also a big stamping world out there and there may be some other great creative things you might enjoy - that I've enjoyed too.

Sample One: SU Enjoy Summer Moments

Today the color challenge over at SCS is Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal and White. Last spring when they previewed the 2008 In Colors I was less than impressed. I thought they were ...blah....but that's the problem not seeing them in person...in person when you can touch them...mix them...hold them close to your heart...(sigh...I heart paper)....it's a whole other story...and I'll be SO sad to see all of them go in August. Well for the last few color challenges at SCS, Emily's doing '08 In Color combos.

I'm doing a workshop tonight making a card with this set...so I pulled it out for the color challenge too. I dreamt up this layout before I fell asleep last night (come on - you do that too don't you???), and drew it on some scrap paper before I fell asleep. Whisper White layer has the dotted stamped circles in TWT and WW, the teal layers have the little flower stamped, highlighted w/ gel pen and pierced with the Punches Plus template (fun little tool). Main panel is embossed on WW prints, sponged and a little popped up flower for accent. A little piercing and ribbon and you're done! It has such a fun summery feel to me. And summer in Alberta has just arrived and I'm thrilled.

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, White Craft
Paper: Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wasabi Prints

Access: piercer, dimensionals, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Flirty Ribbon (retired), White gel pen.

Sample Two: A Bloomin' Break from My Favorite Things (well in Canada it would be FavoUrite - but our spelling's another story).

I received some new MFT sets yesterday - my first ever! So fun! This is a new design from Anna LaPoint called MFT Presents. What I like about this design is that cute claw foot tub. I looked a the stripes in the sidewall of the tub and saw how the colors would fit in stripes. I changed the width of the stripe with my Taken with Teal Stampin' Write Marker, colored the other section in with Wasabi reinkers and left the other section white. I stamped another tub, colored and cut the flowers out and added on top for dimension.

To mirror the same striped design of the tub, I cut strips of white and TWT paper and adhered onto the Wasabi layer. And added a touch of lines with the gel pen on the other small Wasabi layer.

A little ribbon and Rhinestone brads, some piercing on a vertical line...you're done! I love it's crisp feel.

Stamps: Take a Break from My Favorite Things by Anna LaPoint
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal,
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Taken with Teal Stampin' Write Marker, dimensionals, White gel pen, Wasabi DS Ribbon, White grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Piercer, Ticket Corner Punch

1 comment:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both fabulous Christine! Love the way you made these colours work..beautiful designs!