Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Toonie Tuesday - Canada Day!

Hi All! And Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians - we're a dual citizen household with my husband being American and one of our kids being born in the US two in Canada...now they're all dualies which is great because we can celebrate LOTS of holidays twice ;)

Sample One: Beauty Flourishing

Here is my Toonie Tuesday pair of cards for today...they are both for the color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers...the colors for today are: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate and Black (optional).

This first card is with stamps from Inque Boutique a set called Nightingale...one I've had for a while but hadn't inked yet. I wanted to show you how you can get a similar look to a card with entirely different sets - and for you SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) people you get a feel for the fact that you can recreate many cards from other companies stamps with what you already have.

This card uses multiple offset layers, piercing, pretty ribbon, and brads as accent. Plus the cut out Nightingale - with Crystal Effects and a little Dazzling Diamonds as almost a *sub-focal point*. I handwrote the sentiment with a black SW Marker and tried to recreate that flourishy feel from the stamps.


Stamps: Inque Boutique - Nightingale

Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegrante, Certainly Celery

Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Accessories: Dimensionals (my best friend), piercer, black brads, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Photo Corner Punch

Sample Two: SUO Cherish Kindness

Have you ever had one of those weeks where insensitive or unthinking words were spoken - not intentionally, just without thought...never feels great and it really leaves a bad aftertaste!

I really want to be a person that cherishes kindness - speaks it and appreciates it. So here's my SUO sample of a similar style card with only Stampin' Up! Sets...and is all about cherishing kindness.

The layout has some similarities you can see...offset layers, flourishy feeling stamps, rich colors. The Pomegrante layer on the main card is stamped with the flourish, the Certainly Celery DP is stamped with the sentiment and small flower and layering, scalloping and piercing is added to give it a classy and elegant feel. The main flourished panel has stamped cut out flowers anchored with black brads and then the square shaped medallion is cut out and used as a leaf! (cute hey?).

You'll notice the ribbon effect, it's easy - layering the ribbons, cutting the middle ribbon with nice precision and adding a *faux bow*. Gives it a classy feel I think!

The square medallion is added to give you a large/small shape contrast -and another *sub-focal* point. Love this set and I love that it's sticking around!

Thanks for stopping by today, for leaving a comment, I appreciate getting to know you!


Stamps: Baroque Motifs

Ink: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate

Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Accessories: Black Brads, Pomegranate DS Ribbon, Dimensionals, Piercer, Corner Rounder


Debbie Olson said...

Wow! These are both fabulous! You did a great job with your color scheme, layouts, and embellishment! That little partridge is amazing. :-)

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

These are both wonderful! I adore the colors and all the great details! Your little handwritten sentiment is perfect! :)


CHS said...

You do such beautiful work! I'm bookmarking your site! Thanks for sharing it with us!