Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Same but Different, BCW59

This weeks Bloggers' Challenge was "The Same but Different", use the same layout but change the stamps, paper, etc. I am soooo in love with these Joy Fold cards, that I just had to do some more. Can I take a second here to just say that if you are not familiar with the Splitcoast Stampers website, I highly recommend that you visit them about a wealth of knowledge and ideas!!!! (I thought I was the last one on the planet to learn about them, but apparently not). Anyway...these cards were so much fun to make! I made a super cute snowman one a few posts back that I am sure will be one of our Christmas cards this year. My first card uses Dreams du Jour a brand new set by Stampin Up! (if you do not have a new Catalog yet, you'd better run and get is awesome!!!!). I also used the new SU In Colors, I love these new In Colors!!!! I used Crystal Effects on the flowers for some dimension. I really wanted to put some pearls (from the Pretties Kit) on here but the white on white didn't work! I also didn't have a circle punch the right size to put a circle of color under each one, but once I decided to "chalk" the edges it made the pearls look fine on there (whew). The butterfly seemed a little 'flat' so I stamped another one, cut it out and glued him on top. I also used blender pens and re inkers of the new In colors to color the image. Later this week, I plan to make some of my own In Color markers, with old SU pens!
Supplies (all supplies are Stampin Up!):
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Paper: Holiday Happenings DP, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories: Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Blender Pens, Sponge, Scallop Circle punch, circle punches, ticket corner punch, dimensionals
For my 2nd card I used the Bloomin' Beautiful (which I heard a rumor tht it made it into the new Catalog - as you can tell I have not yet received my catalog, but I've seen lots of pictures!). I'll be stalking the UPS guy and the mailman today!!!
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful (SU)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Chocolate Remix (by PTI), Brocade Blue cs (SU), Chocolate Chip cs (SU)
Accessories: Mat Pack, Ribbon (PTI), Black and Clear Spica glitter pens, Copic markers, Scallop Circle punch (SU), circle punches (SU)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you are one of those priveledged enough to have receieved your catty already, please feel free to come over and share...I'll cook for you!!! lol


Barb Hardeman said...

Tangii these are both absolutely fabulous. You did a wonderful job and paid such attention to detail. Love the half pearls on the top card - they show up very well!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Such wonderful cards, Tangii! Beautiful color combinations and surberb embellishments! Great job!

Sheryl said...

Beautiful cards, Tangii! I love the color combos too. And yes, Bloomin' Beautiful IS in the new catty!

Ida said...

Very nice cards. The first one is just lovely and elegant and I like the more "masculine appeal" that the second one gives off. Great job on both cards.

Robin Merriman said...

Just gorgeous - so nicely done. I really love the 1st one - great use of the colors in the paper.

thestampspot said...

What beautiful cards, you have chosen some great colours.

:) Marcia

Chrissy D said...

Tangii- These are both gorgeous!!! LOVE them!!! You did a beautiful job with the embellishments! TFS!

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely gorgeous work!


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