Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Toonie Tuesday - More New SU!

How about a couple of cards with some of my new Stampin' Up! stamps? Sound good? I've been neck deep in kids' Valentines (60 + of them!). So this is a welcome change!

Precious Prayers

Today's color challenge at SCS is Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss. I knew I wanted to use this set, and I really love how it came together. I think this set is so elegant. I am always needing a set just like this, letting people know we care...

I stamped the flowered branch 3 x, used the Kiwi image as my main piece and cut out (yes I really did) the little flowers and added them with glue dots or just adhesive. I used some Mono Multi on each flower and added pretty white beads. It has a very delicate look.

Otherwise simply embellished. I did run the Pink Pirouette piece through my Big Shot with the flowered embossing folder. Here you can see the beads a little better.

This will be for one of our front office staff members/youth parents. She was on route to England knowing her Dad was passing away and he died before she arrived. That always wrenches my heart...but at least she is there now with her family.

Here for You

This was the one set in the new Catalogue that I HAD to have. There's just something about bird sets...but you know what I like best of all about this set? The wheel that goes with it! Is it EVER nice! Such pretty sayings, fashioned so well. It makes a great background wheel.
This is for a swap tonight with my Cheesy Chicks group. I used the Damask stamp on the background layer, and as a shadow in the top of the top note and under the sentiment stamp. I embossed with the Damask folder in my Big Shot on the top of the Top Note piece and on the patterned paper along the bottom (which also has a bit of a damask pattern). Sometimes it's all about carrying the details through a card that give it a unified feel.

The bird is stamped twice. I colored in some highlight on the branch with a Sahara Sand SW Marker and popped up the Brocade Blue bird.

Back tomorrow with some FABULOUS new releases from Flourishes! It's a great release week ahead!


Precious Prayers: Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum; Paper: Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP; Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Oval Punch, Neutral Beads, Mono Multi Glue, Dimensionals, White Taffeta Ribbon

Here for You: Stamps: Friends 24-7, Friends Wheel; Ink: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue; Paper: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Brocade Blue Patterns DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Circle Punches, Piercer, Vintage Brads, Sahara Sand SW Marker, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch


Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine, these are awesome and so beautiful!!!!! Did you use the new textured plates? I have been wondering about those. Great work!!!!

Renée said...

These are so beautiful! I love the first one in how you've used the colours and the layout is fabulous. The second is beautiful too!

Yosha said...

I love the trees in that set! The words aren't as useful to me but I wish I could have that trees!!!

On a diff note, after much procrastination, I am planning to set up a blog roll. I am wondering if I may add your blog to the eventual list?


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. Great springy colors on the first one and I like the framing and bird on the second.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love that card for today's color challenge! I was afraid to try those colors together, but you rocked it!

Anonymous said...

Christine, simply beautiful!! Those colors are precious!

Ashley said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Rose Ann said...

Both of these are gorgeous, Christine!! I love the colors of the first, and the texture and images of the 2nd. (I need to pull out my Top Note more often).

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are beautiful Christine! I'm with you on the birds, I just love them!