Haven't the previews been amazing so far!? Everyone has really outdone themselves with all the gorgeous projects!!
This morning we are sharing two more new stamp sets - the first one I'm previewing on my blog this morning is from Melanie. It's called Arranged with Love and it coordinates perfectly with her other two floral sets, Year of Flowers and Say it with Flowers. The main image is 3 3/4 x 5 - the perfect mat for the front of your card! These cards are the quickest and easiest - but most elegant ones I've made in awhile!
My first card shows how easy it can be to use it with your embossing powder - no coloring necessary! I stamped the entire image (which by the way, it stamps BEAUTIFULLY!!) in Encore Gold ink and embossed with my detail gold embossing powder on GinaK's Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock.
Here's a close up of the embossing - look closely, you can see that I traced around the entire image with my Copic Toner 2 marker. I was thrilled that it didn't smear the embossed lines...
Next up, is a brighter card with the same set -
Doesn't that look like stained glass? I stamped the image in Encore's Copper ink and embossed with copper embossing powder onto vellum. My embossing powder isn't detail, so the lines aren't as crisp as I was hoping for, but it works.
Then, I took my Peerless Watercolors and Niji Waterbrush and painted the entire image on the front side. You could also try painting on the back of it - the colors would be a little softer. It warped the vellum a little, but after I was finished I glued the entire panel onto a piece of Pure Luxury White Layering Weight cardstock and that seemed to help smooth it out a little. It's important to layer the vellum over white cardstock to help the colors shine through...
I have been drooling over this set of Melanie's since last summer, so I'm thrilled that it's finally in Rubber and in my stamp room! The sentiments she has included are so elegant and will fit almost every occasion you can think of.
Next, is an adorable new stamp set from Nina Bracket called Bug Me Anytime. The best thing about this stamp set from Nina is that there are two perfect new digital papers that coordinate with it!!! I am IN LOVE with these digital papers - you'll be seeing more of them on my cards tomorrow and the ones I'm saving for Gina's Release party on Thursday night.
I stamped all the images in Black Memento ink on White linen cardstock and colored with copics. As you can see, there is lots of dimension going on because I popped up and layered each of the images to really make these adorable bugs come to life...
To highlight the black dots, after everything was glued to my card, I took my Sakura Black glaze pen and colored over the dots. That pen is amazing because it dries shiny like Crystal Lacquer but takes minutes to dry and adds no additional bulk to the images. I also added some Fruit Punch and Star Dust stickles to a few areas on the butterfly and snail...
So, are you ready for even MORE previews! Be sure to check out Gina's other Design Team member's blogs today for lots more inspiration:
Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, and Theresa
and, don't forget to check out our CenterStage Spotlight girls joining us in Previews today: Carla Suto and Melisa Waldorf
Melanie has a few guest designers joining in our blog hop this morning with her Arranged with Love stamp set, so you won't want to miss out these gal's amazing projects too!
Dawn Lusk, Selma Stevenson, and Denise Marzec
I hope you'll check back in with me tomorrow morning where we'll be showing Asela's new stamp set and Gina's new Free with Three set as well!