Jul 26, 2009

Elegant Post and Inspiration Mosaic

Good evening!

I'm thrilled to be sharing a couple of cards tonight that I made with some brand new GinaK Designs stamps that will be available for purchase this Thursday, July 30th after our Release Party! I hope you'll be able to join us for the party - we have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and tons of eyecandy to share throughout the 3 hour online party! It starts at 7 pm CST - so mark your calendars because we'd love to have you join us.

My first card is made with Nina Brackett's new stamp set called Elegant Post.

The images Nina includes in her set are so detailed and beautiful. I've made a couple of cards with her set, but thought I'd share this one with you tonight because I love this flower basket! I decided to highlight one basket by coloring the entire image in with Sakura's Glitter pens and then popped it up on dimensional adhesives.

Can you see how sparkly those glitter pens are?! I LOVE them because you know how much I love glitter! Nina has also included several sentiments in her stamp set in the most beautiful fonts - that script is my favorite! I cut it out with a long deckled nestability die and sponged inks around the die while it was still attached to the cardstock.

For the inside, I pulled out last month's Free with Three stamp set - Many Wishes. This set will be available for purchase Thursday night when all the new stamp sets go into Gina's store. Right now, the only way to receive this set is by purchasing three stamp sets - then you get it for FREE.

The next stamp set we are previewing tonight is Melanie Muenchinger's Inspiration Mosaic stamp set. I decided to make a quilt with her stamp set - this is probably the only kind of quilt I'll ever make! One with paper, ink and an embossing folder...

I paper pieced her stamp set with Basic Grey's 6x6 Lemonade paper pack. It is my FAVORITE new paper collection from them right now. I can't get enough of it... and am excited to announce that Gina will be adding both this paper pack and the new Junebug paper pack to her store on Thursday night.

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law make the most beautiful quilts and we have been blessed with several blankets from them over the years. I am always in awe of how much work they put into their quilts. I would love to know how to make a quilt... but, since I'm too afraid to even thread my sewing machine and sew on paper - I don't believe I'll be adding quilting to a hobby of mine! Actually, I have so much invested in this papercrafting hobby of mine that there is no way that I can get started with another hobby... heehee...

To make my faux quilt realistic, I added stitching around each block with a Copic Multi-liner pen. I varied the stitches to make it more interesting...

After I finished the stitching, I cut around the quilt with my Fiskars Cloud scissors and ran the entire paper through my BigShot with a Stampin Up Sizzix embossing folder. To highlight the embossing, I sponged SU's Blush Blossom ink over the whole quilt.

To finish it off, I added some felt flowers and buttons to one of the panels of the stamp set. The inside of the card was kept nice and simple....


For more projects made with the stamps previewed today, be sure to check out our other Senior Design Team Member's Blogs:
Gina, Cathy, 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: Sue Walsh is showing an Elegant Post card today and JenMarie Taylor has a card made with the new Inspiration Mosaic stamp set.

I'll see you back here tomorrow night for two more new stamp set previews!
Jessica

38 comments:

"Tillymint" said...

Beautiful Cards both!!!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh! Love both of these. That quilting is amazing!!!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Shannon said...

I just adore both of these cards. The "quilting" is just amazing. You so rock!!!! Hugs!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Wow... just WOW. Gotta get some help to pick my jaw up now...

~ky

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Wow... just WOW. Gotta get some help to pick my jaw up now...

~ky

Sandra said...

thanks for the treat - your samples are great!
Sandra

Melanie said...

stitched it all with a pen?? oh no you di'nT, gf, that rocks!@i bow!! the embossing is perfect for the quilt too, I didn't see that the first time!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You know you are sooooooo amazing Jess!!!! Nina's beautiful sparkly flowers and that stitching....OMGosh that stitching!!! Wow!!!!!!!!

Anita said...

Beautiful! I am just like you. Me and sewing machines don't get along.

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful card -- I'm loving Nina's set and what you have done with it!

Carolina said...

What beautiful cards Jessica. I love how you always give bring each set to life...truly a wonderful peek into what the whole set is going to look like!

JessicaK said...

Both of these are gorgeous. The inside/outside work is fantastic.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Love the embossing folder on the quilted card! Your card with Nina's set is lovely!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, Jess! I especially love the quilt card! The embossing on that pretty paper looks AWE-mazing!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Wow! I love the embossing! And those pens sure do sparkle. Beautiful!

emilymomto3boys said...

That cuttlebugged mosaic is to die for!!! Gorgeous replica of a quilt! LOVE IT!

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous Jess! LOVE that sparkly basket and that quilt, WOW! I love the embossing on it like that! and those 'stitch' lines...just WOW!

Diane said...

Gorgeous...love that embossing!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Jessica!!
Your faux stitching sure fooled me...love it!!!

JazzyH said...

Stunning!

CraftieConnie said...

How gorgeous! Both these cards are so beautiful! Boy you have my curiousity at a peak!

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful cards Jess! I love the quilt card - it looks likea real quilt! All the stitching done by hand?!! Girl we need to get that sewing machine threaded for you!

asela said...

Gorgeous!

Helen Dooley said...

nice cards!!

Kurtis said...

Love the use of the cloud scissors around the edge!

NinaB said...

Absolutely stunning cards, Jess. I love the quilted card and the way you "hung" the flower pots is just neat. I can't wait to CASE it.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Jessica! Love the bows on Nina's flower pots and the quilt look you created with Mel's is so pretty!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Too cute!!! LOVE the embossing; now THAT was an idea that I hadn't had, but gave the image just.... that something more. GREAT idea; thanks so much for great inspiration.

Tamara said...

What a clever idea to emboss the whole card, then sponge to give the appearance of quilting. I *love* that idea!

AG said...

I absolutely love how you created the quilt. The faux stitching and the embossing look beautiful! I so want this new stamp set now!!!!
~Angie

Stampin' Pam said...

FANTABULOUS Jess - both of them - I particularily love the quilt you created - it's amazing - full of color, life, texture WOW.

Anki said...

Love both of them, but especially the quilt one. Kram (Hug in Swedish) - Anki

joy said...

Love your accent with the glitter pens! They are on my list to purchase! The "Thinking of You" sentiment really makes this card special.

Brenda said...

Jessica I love both of you cards, but that quilt is out of this world gorgeous!

Margie said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the quilt.

Scrubbysue said...

these are so fun!! and cheerful! I love them!!

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