Mar 2, 2012

No Greater Love


Good morning!

Today several designers from The Craft's Meow are joining together to showcase a new stamp set designed by Nina Brackett in honor of the Easter season that is quickly approaching.  (How did that happen, right?  Wasn't it just Christmas!?)  If you have been following along on the hop from The Craft's Meow blog and have arrived here from Jean's blog, you are right on track.  If not, I'd encourage you to start at the beginning with the TCM blog and start from there.  You are NOT going to want to miss the beautiful cards the design team has to share with you today!

On both of my cards today I used Authentique's Bundle: Blissful paper collection along with the sticker words that coordinate with the paper.  I liked the yellows and grays in this paper pack since I always think of the color yellow with Easter.  I stamped the main image on the paper, being sure to have a foam pad under the paper to ensure a good clean stamped image.  I find this is important with my finely detailed stamp images such as this one.  I did a bit of paper piecing with the ribbon banner and crown too - love this detailed stamp image!

Card Details
Stamps: No Greater Love (TCM)
Ink: Versafine black

Card stock: SU solid; Authentique Bundle Blissful
Other: Lace; seam binding ribbon; stickles; copics; wild orchid flowers; Punch Bunch leaf punch

In the corner, I added the delicate corner stamp and embellished with some work stickers from Authentique's Diction sticker sheet and another flower -


Next, is a bit of a simpler card with not quite as much going on....


This time, I only popped up the band of the crown and used a few yellow Copic markers to color the ribbon banner and ornate crown.  A bit of stitching, a seam binding bow, and a sentiment tag and I called it done.

Card Details
Stamps: No Greater Love (TCM)
Ink: Versafine black

Card stock: Authentique Blissful Bundle; SU
Other: Corner rounder; sewing machine; seam binding ribbon; wild orchid flower; copic markers; stickles

I'm not sure which one I like better!  I think the second one is more my style but I like the shabby feel of the first one. What a fun stamp set to play with - I encourage you to think about adding to to your collection as the focal image doesn't just scream Easter to me.

Next up on the hop is Julie!  I've also included a list of all the designer's showcasing today's beautiful new stamp set for your reference in case there is a break along the way:



Happy Hopping!
Jessica

33 comments:

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are GORGEOUS, Jessica! I love the colors, DP and image, of course. ;)

rlovew said...

I love the green jewels on the crown and cross.

Miesje said...

These are beautiful Jessica! Love them.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the yellows and that cross is just so striking and elegant!

Luanne said...

very beautiful card! so love the colors and design.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

BOTH your cards are incredible! Love how you jeweled the crowns. Beautiful work.

Ivana Camdzic said...

Both of these cards are beyond gorgeous, Jessica! I love them so so much!

Rosemary said...

both cards are just beautiful!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are amazing, Jessica! I love those gorgeous yellows and the embellishments are perfect! Super job!!

sharon g said...

The layers are so pretty.
I'm imagining some bling on the crown...

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh Jessica, these are beautiful! Love all the elements & how you used the set.

Jean Martin said...

Jessica these are gorgeous!!! :)

B. Poteraj said...

The background papers look wonderful on these cards. Nice touch.

Natasha G.P. said...

The flowers do something really special to these cards. SO nice.

Micah G. said...

The flowers and ribbon look so soft and pretty.

Sue D said...

Both cards are wonderful. I like the use of the color yellow for Easter.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow!! Gorgeous cards! Hugs! Leah Ann

Linda said...

WOW!!! I LOVE what you've done with the stamp!!! All that paper piecing and stickles makes it look like a real gem!!!

Venus said...

Stunning card, beautful stamping! great photos too!
Happy birthday to the Craft's Meow!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the cards!! The details and layers along with the colors make them BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Sandy said...

I like them both! The paper piecing in the first one is fabulous - and the simpleness of the second one is just as nice!

MaxineD said...

Stunning work Jessica - love how you have used this image.
Blessings
Maxine

FrancineB said...

Gorgeous! Love the rhinestones on the crown and the roses.

wintam said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I like especially the second one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita said...

Love them both, so different and so pretty.

Becky said...

This is stunning! Beautiful details, gorgeous flower.

Ultimate Whirligig said...

What brilliant cards. I especially love the first one with that beautiful flush of flowers and folage.

Indy said...

Both are amazing creations!

Sue Bridges said...

Both cards are great, I love your style!

Lagene said...

WOW these are absolutely GORGEOUS!

farmlifewife said...

I love it. The yellow is right on target. You are so talented.

Cayla Dodd Gaudet said...

Beautiful cards!! Very inspiring!

Karen B. said...

Wow, really, Wow! These cards are both amazing! I love the yellow in these two. Great designs.

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