Apr 17, 2012

TCM April Preview Day 1

Good morning!

Welcome to The Craft's Meow April Preview Day 1 blog hop!  Several of the TCM designers will be joining together for the next five days to showcase six new stamps sets on our blogs.  I've been busy creating with these lovely stamp sets and am excited to get started sharing my projects with you.  To view all the designers (including our two amazing guest designers) participating in today's previews, please visit The Craft's Meow store blog.

First up, is Vacation Time - illustrated by Kaitlyn Ord.  Such a fun stamp set for scrapbooking or vacation/retirement themed projects!  I decided to layer several of the images together on this patterned paper by stamping them with a variety of Versamagic craft inks.  I love how well these inks worked with the stamps!  I haven't used them in awhile and fell back in love with them...

Card Details (4.25" x 5")
Stamps: Vacation Time (TCM)
Ink: Tsukeniko Versamagic craft inks

Card stock: Die Cuts with a View Linen Closet
Other: SU hardware; lace; Twinery Twine; Corner rounder


Next on the previews today is the lovely Nature's Beauty illustrated by Michelle Bertuzzi - Jiroken.  The silhouette images are perfect for lots of techniques and we all know how popular silhouettes are in the paper crafting industry right now, don't we?  I decided to go rather simple with my card today and stamped the wild flowers in black Versafine ink (my favorite black ink).  I wanted to make a 'solemn' sympathy/ praying for you/ thinking of you card and think this silhouette image is perfect for that occasion.

Card Details (5/5" x 4.25")
Stamps: Nature's Beauty (TCM)
Ink: Tsukeniko Versafine black; Stazon black

Card stock: SU solid; DCWV Linen Closet mat stack
Other: PTI mat stack 1 dies; doily; SU ribbon; Wild Orchid flowers

I hope you've been inspired to check out all the other projects with today's two new stamp sets.  Remember to check those out on The Craft's Meow store blog!

See you tomorrow with some more preview projects!


~amy~ said...

Love all your details....they're fabulous.

Aimes said...

Fabby cards! Way to kick off the sneak peeks in style! :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

I commented and then lost my internet connection so I don't know if it went through. Anyhoooooo! Love your cards Jessica they are both gorgeous! The pleated ribbon skirt on the first one is beautiful! Love the doily and little flowers on the second card! :)

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the wonderful ribon/lace on the airplane card and the flower card is Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

What neat cards! I just love how you combined all that trim at the bottom of the first and that little bookplate too, and the layering on the second is just beautiful. Great work!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the whitewashed feeling of the first card with the turquoise accents and the silhouette stamp over that patterned paper and doily is so pretty!! Great job!

Diana Queen said...

Both are gorgeous cards, Jessica! ;D

Julie Ranae said...

Jess...I love...Love...LOVE THESE!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWO!! =) I LOVE your creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Geri said...

These are just so pretty, Jessica! But I remember your projects from last month, so I know this is your usual gorgeous stuff!! ;). I love the papers you used...I used them on one of mine, too! Looking forward to more great projects and inspiration!

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