Jun 29, 2010

July Preview Day 3: My Card Kit!

I'm so excited to share my next Card Kit with you tonight during our preview week!  Gina has designed a lovely new stamp set called Seeds of Kindness that I was able to use to design these three cards shown above.  During the first month of this stamp set's release, my card kit (valued at $9.95) is included for free with every purchase of the Seeds of Kindness stamp set.

This kit includes 5 sheets of GinaK's Pure Luxury cardstock, as you can see from the photos.
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Sweet Corn
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Green Apple
  • Layering Weight Ivory
It also includes silver brads along with the written directions and measurements for each of the cards.  Let's take a closer look at each of them so you can see some of the details a bit better...

My Friend Card Details
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness
Ink: Stazon
Cardstock: GinaK
Other: Koh-i-noor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps, petite ovals large plain, petite ovals small scallop, leafy branch cuttlebug folder, crystal lacquer, stickles, corner rounder, marvy mega scallop square punch, paper piercer, silver brads


Planting Seeds of Kindness Card Details
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness
Ink: Black Stazon
Cardstock: GinaK
Other: Koh-i-noor pencils, oms, blending stumps, petite ovals plain large, petite ovals scallop small, piercer, crystal lacquer, silver brads


Hanging Around Card Details
Stamps: Seeds of Kindess
Ink: Black Stazon
Cardstock: GinaK
Other: Corner rounder, koh-i-noor pencils, oms, blending stumps, crystal lacquer, stickles, diamonds in the rough cuttlebug embossing folder, silver brads, petite oval plain large, petite oval scallop small

I choose to color my card kit cards with Koh-i-noor colored pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps since I wanted a soft look with lots of flexibility with shading.  Sometimes Copic markers can be intimidating on certain images to me, so I like to turn to my pencils.  Using a soft white eraser, you can actually soften the pencils a bit more and even erase when you go out of the lines!

However, I did color one card with Copic markers and thought I'd share that sample with you tonight as well, just to see another alternative look to one of the cards shown in the kit photo:

Can you see the shine of the crystal lacquer on the potted plants?  Love that- I think it makes them look like epoxy stickers!


Next up, is Nina Brackett's beautiful new stamp set called Hugs and Prayers.  I know that once you see the entire stamp set, you are going to love the images and sentiments Nina included in her set because of all the techniques you'll be able to do with them - not to mention because they are gorgeous!

I choose to use the violet image from the Seeds of Kindness stamp set along with a butterfly and few sentiments from Nina's Hugs and Prayers set.

Card Details
Stamps: Hugs and Prayers, Seeds of Kindness
Ink: Black Stazon
Cardstock: GinaK soft sand, wine, in the navy, ivory, all spruced up; basic grey patterned
Other: Cuttlebug folders: forest branches, textile; Koh-i-noor pencils, oms, blending stumps, brads, stickles, crystal lacquer; border punch

For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:
We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month!  We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

See you tomorrow night for one last night of previews before the big party!


Kary said...

Jessica - really gorgeous card samples for the card kit, and I also love the card using Nina's new set. Very lovely!!

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Bev Gerard said...

What a stampin' jubilee you've been having in your stampin' zone, Ms. Jessica! These are wonderful ... your card kit is full of inspiring designs!


joy said...

What a wonderful stamp set -- can't wait to see the rest of it!!

JaniceAileen said...

I really like how you colored the images with colored pencils. I've yet to try that technique but just today even looked at getting some prisma colored pencils (didn't realize how pricey colored pencils could be!) ;)

Beautiful job on the cards!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Your card kit turned out amazing!

Lagene said...

Wonderful plant stamp set! Love the sentiments too!!! Your cards are beautiful!!!

Lee said...

Woweeee Wow!!! This card kit is just delightful Jess!!! I LOVE the row of colorful plants!!! I can't wait to use that image too!!! You are just amazing with these kits!!

Becky said...

You are a stamping mama!! All of these cards are fabulous, I just love your coloring of these.

Carla S. said...

What a wonderful card kit, Jessica! Your coloring is amazing! Can't wait to work with these new sets!

Donna said...

This looks like a wonderful set and an amazing card kit. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous cards and kit, Jess! Your coloring on those plants is gorgeous!

Cat Tidwell said...

Such awesome cards and kit this time Jess! Well, everytime has been, but really loving this one! And your coloring is perfect on these!

colleen said...

Oh, I love the bling and the bit of lacquer!!! Great cards!

Melissa said...

Really cool! I love hoe you have colored the plants!

Melanie said...

superb kit Jessica!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Glad I stopped by! These are all so beautiful and inspiring! :)

Donna Baker said...

I love all these cards & your coloring on the plants!


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