Jun 24, 2009

Arranged with Love and Bug Me Anytime...

Good morning!

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!
Jessica

22 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh Mel's set in gold is simply stunning!!!! And the embossed gold with the colors is just equally fabulous!!! And can I totally CASE that buggy card??? It is sooooo stinkin' adorable!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, love Melanie's stamp in gold! Your coloring is fabulous on the other flower card and your Bug Me card is just he cutest!

Melanie said...

gorgeous cards!! Jess that gold is sooo eleegant!!!
love all the dimension in your buggy scene!)

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamps! Hugs, moni

Jerusha said...

I love the contrast of your two differnet flower cards. The first is so beautifyl with the gold embossing. Wow! That must have been a lot of work for such a big stamp! And I must say, I LOVE that bug card. That mushroom makes me happy. SO SWEET!

asela said...

Oh wowzer! Love the cards. Especially the gold in the flowers. and the way you used the digi paper, perfect!

catdidit said...

Oh my, so awesome Jessica! I really love those flowers embossed in gold too! And love your stained glass look!

What a cute little scene with the bugs!! Awesome!

Dawn said...

double *gasp*!! wow...just jaw dropping gorgeous!! and the bug card is just tooo cute!!!

Carolyn King said...

ohhh love the embossed look with that set! That second card really looks like stained glass---tooo cool. Love all the dimension on the bug card! Awesome cards!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Oh, Jessica! Your samples are amazing! I love your two embossed samples with Melanie's set! So elegant! And the Bug Me Anytime card is adorable!

Sandra said...

WOW! Great cards - thanks for all the inspiration!
Sandra

Lynn Mercurio said...

Jess, your creations always have a touch of elegance and I love the way you have really glammed up this Arranged with Love image.

Your Bug Me Anytime creation is just precious with the pastel colors. All the dimension on this card is awesome and the sky background is truly inspired!

Kurtis said...

All three of your cards are lovely, but I really like the cute little bugs!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOOVE that sweet mushroom/snail card. The layering and dimension is AWESOME!

Your cards with Melanie's set are so elegant. Love the gold embossing!

Selma said...

Jessica both your Arranged with Love cards are very beautiful. Love that gold embossing. And your Bug me Anytime card is so adorable. Love that set too.

Jennie said...

Gorgeous floral cards Jessica! Love the gold ribbon. Cute bug card as well and love the dimension you created :o)

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Cindy Lawrence said...

Jess, you are such a rockstar, girl! LOVE the simple elegance of the gold-embossed card, and the fabU coloring on the second one! Those flowers look so deLISH colored inside that gold embossing! The colors on your Bug Me Anytime card are fantastic...LOVE the cloud!

Brenda said...

Jessica I love how you embossed Melanie's flowers in gold. Awesome cards all of them.

Lori said...

Great vellum technique, thanks for sharing that. Your cards are just lovely. The first reminds me of a Golden 50th Anniversary!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

You are so right. Melanie's image is gorgeous without any coloring! WOW! NinaB's images are so stinkin' cute. I love the pastels!

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