Monday, July 28, 2008

A Groovy Lovely Toonie Tuesday

Hi Everyone! I'm back with another round of Toonie Tuesday - even after a very busy week last week with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges. Thank you to SO many of you who played and made it a phenomenal stamping week! It was a very early morning in our house...sheesh, they are pouring cement at our neighbours house and at 7 am they were pounding and carrying on...I am so not a cheery morning person especially when you wake me on a summer day that early...or wake my kids...anyway...these cards are cheerier than I am :)

Toonie Tuesday is my opportunity to show you two samples, this week one from Stampin' Up! and one from my new stamps from Flourishes in this weeks' color challenge colors at SCS (CC177). Today I want to show you how you can achieve a similar yet unique look with two different stamp sets.

Sample One: Flourishes

I seem to be stuck on this magnolia image from this pretty set called Lilac. I think I like it because it has several images that can be intertwined to form a branch and the blossoms are small and really easy to color. This is on watercolor paper, and I love using the out of the box technique. Just a tip on how I manage making these cuts. I stamp and color all my images first, then use my paper cutter to trim in a spot that will "cut into* the main design on each side of the flower...but just near the out of the box section not through it. Then I get out my handy dandy paper snips and cut out those parts that extend beyond my straight sections. You do have to be careful but with watercolor paper having a much heavier weight it isn't difficult. And I LOVE the effect it gives.

Because todays colors are Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand and White, I wanted to create some soft looking blossoms in the shade of white and guava. The lighter colored blossoms are given some beautiful shimmer with Lumiere and then once dry a light touch of of guava reinker, the other blossoms are just given some light watercoloring. The branches are colored in with a Sahara Sand reinker.

I really love the scallop punch. Have I said that already? :) It's just so easy to use and gives you such nice polished look. Some nice silver brads and a pretty organdy bow to finish it all off.

Sample Two: Stampin' Up! and Garden Silhouettes

I haven't used this set in so long, and with all the silhouette work that's out there I thought I'd pull it out again. I think it gives that similar *vine-like* look that you can have with the Flourishes Magnolia stamps too.

I stamped the flowers and vine several times in both Groovy Guava and Sahara Sand on Whisper White. I carefully trimmed out several of the guava flowers and added them to the Sahara stamped piece with some teeny tiny dimensionals. I added Crystal Effects and some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to give it some shimmer.

I think what always gives a card zing is some well placed piercing and accents. So here I pierced around the sentiment and also on the top row and added brads and double stitched ribbon and some scallop work too.

Similar designs, similar sets, similar effects, but beautifully different looks.

Glad you stopped by today!


Sample One: Flourishes Stamps: Flourishes Lilac; Paper: Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Ginger Blossom DSP; Ink: Black Stazon, Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Lumiere, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Organdy Ribbon

Sample Two: SU: Stamps: Garden Silhouettes; Paper: Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom DSP; Ink: Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava; Accessories: Piercer, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Groovy Guava DS Ribbon, Brads, Piercer, Scallop Edge Punch


Monica said...

Beautiful card!! I love the color!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW Christine, these are both just lovely! So much cutting and detail, these are just beautiful!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my word, they are both gorgeous Christine! I love the Groovy Guava on the magnolias, so very pretty.