Sep 18, 2013

TCM: Rustic Greetings and Chalkboard Faith

Hi there!

Welcome to another sneak peek new stamp sets from The Craft's Meow 's September release which will be available for purchase on September 21.  We have five new stamp sets that we will be featuring until then on our blogs to give you lots of ideas with these fabulous new stamp sets!

Today, we are previewing two new stamp sets and I have two cards for each set, so get ready for lots of photos!  My first two cards were made with the new Rustic Greetings illustrated by Angelica Suarez.  You're going to love this set - you've got to see all the fun cards everyone has prepared for you today!  (You can see them over on TCM's store blog, lined below).

Card details
Stamps: Rustic Greetings
Ink: Versafine
Cardstock: PaperTrey ink solid; My mind's Eye patterned; Vellum
Other: PTI woodgrain impression plate on the vellum; stone baker's twine from The Twinery; PTI tag die; Punch Bunch leaf punch; SU taffeta ribbon; Copic W2 Grey marker; buttons

For my first card, I just had to use the deer head image along with this clever coordinating sentiment.  My stone baker's twine came to the rescue for a fun 'manly' ribbon treatment.  I love these two together and tried to make a 'masculine' card with it.  Those are always hard to make, aren't they?  I made another card to share later this week that is a 'bit' more masculine, I think.  You'll have to be the judge of that in a few days when you see it.

My next card used the little snowflake images that Angelica designed for this stamp set.  I stamped the banner image on a separate piece of paper (like I did for the first card) and trimmed it out to help it pop up a bit better.  The little rectangle frame that I used on one of my cards yesterday is also from this stamp set.  So fun how they coordinate so well together - good job, Angelica!

Card Details
Stamps: Rustic Greetings
Ink: SU blue; Versafine black; Colorbox Chalk light blue
Card stock: PTI solid card stock; My Mind's Eye patterned
Other: PTI tag die cut; SU ribbons; ocean baker's twine from The Twinery; SU Sizzix snowflake die; PTI impression plate; buttons; sewing machine

The next stamp set we are showing today is called Chalkboard Faith illustrated by Nina Brackett.  And, yes, it is as awesome as it sounds like it is!  I love the quotes Nina included as well as the fun way she put each of them together!  I decided to stamp out several of them on watercolor paper in Versafine ink, clear emboss with detail embossing powder and play with my Distress inks to add color to them.

Card Details
Stamps: Chalkboard Faith 
Ink: Black Versafine; Distress inks
Card stock: Vellum; PTI solid; watercolor
Other: PTI sunbeam impression plate; detail clear embossing powder; ribbon; solid peapod green baker's twine from The Twinery; doily 

My next card uses another favorite sentiment along with some pink distress inks for the background.  For both of the focal sentiments on my cards today, I swiped some ink on my Ranger craft mat, spritzed the inks with water (mixed with some perfect pearls for shimmer) and then I laid the sentiment down in the ink until it had the color I wanted it to have.  To help blend the pink one a bit more, I spritzed the sentiment panel with water too.

I'm no expert by any means but it was fun experimenting with the Distress inks and water.  I need to do this a bit more often!  The clear embossing helped the black to stay nice and defined against all the inks.

Card Details
Stamps: Chalkboard Faith
Ink: Versafine black; Distress pinks
Cardstock: PTI solid; watercolor
Other: Seam binding ribbon; sewing machine; detail clear embossing powder; doily; PTI impression plate; perfect pearls mixed in water & water bottle for coloring the focal image

To see everyone the designers' cards for today's preview with these new stamp sets, please check out The Craft's Meow store blog for all the photos and links.  I've seen some of them already and know you will love what they've prepared for us today!

Have a great day!


Darlene Gabriel said...

Such beautiful cards. I love your use of the tags on your cards. I really your work with the distress inks on the Chalkboard Faith panels. I think you did an wonderful job.
Darbaby on SCS

MaxineD said...

Another bunch of great cards Jessica - I do love the the stamps from the quotes set and the way you showcased them by embossing and then using that as a resist.


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