Jan 11, 2014

SNSS: Leafy Flourish Background




Good morning!

As you noticed, I took a bit of a blog break just before the new year but I'm back today joining the designers from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps in showcasing the new January Release that is now available for purchase right HERE!

Today, we are showcasing the beautiful new Leafy Background & More stamp set.


I stamped the background and embossed it with Stampendous Copper Patina embossing powder and then rubbed some metallic embossing paste over the paper to help bring out the copper tones a bit more.  Then, I embossed the edges of the focal 'tag' with some more of copper embossing powder for even more 'coppery goodness.'  


After my experiment with the copper embossing powder was complete, I used a couple more new products to finish my card.  The sentiment is from God is Bigger and the Monarch butterfly die cuts are stamped with their coordinating Majestic Monarchs stamp set.  I also added some copper shimmer baker's twine to bring in yet a bit more copper shine to the card.


My second card uses some more Copper colors, this time with Ranger's Perfect Pearls applied over the Versamark stamped butterflies and the swirls from the Leafy Background stamp set.  The perfect pearls are pretty understated but such a soft and pretty background on this textured brown cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from The Future stamp set and included one of the small butterfly images from Majestic Monarchs on the Copper metallic card stock with black Stazon ink.  I matted the circle with a doily die cut out of vellum and added some gold organdy ribbon and copper cording.  I thought the gold ribbon brought a brightness to the card that it needed to help all the copper shimmer to shine!


Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.  

Be sure to leave a comment of each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (5) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 5 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, January 17th. The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, January, 20th.

Thanks so much for joining us!

Enjoy the hop!
Jessica


36 comments:

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

So pretty!! I love the earthy colors you used with the subtle pops of color.

Susie said...

OMGoodness, where do I start Jessica? I was watching as you were uploading your samples and I was just blown away! I love the rich browns, your gorgeous bow, the offset doily (what a lovely way to frame the sentiment and the butterfly - beautiful card! And that coppery panel on your first card - OH MY!! It's show stopper with the turquoise!

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! I absolutely love both cards and the colors are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Goodness, your cards were like going to a technique class! I learned a lot! Beautiful and educational!

Jean Bullock said...

I am never disappointed when I see your samples. Sometimes I wish you would show us your fails. LOL. You probably don't even have any!

Both cards are beautiful and I especially enjoyed the colors and layout of the first one. Well done ...as usual.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Jess. Love the touch of mixed media on the first one. Looks awesome!

merrymstamper said...

I love the copper card bg and your signature doily cards are always a hit with me!!!

:)

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely cards! I love the colors used.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like the use of copper colors.

Cathymac said...

Love the warm, coppery tones on both of your cards, Jessica! The texture on the first one is fabulous…wonderful mix of product. Hugs!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

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Penny Wessenauer (d0npen) said...

Fascinating cards...Love the grunge look with the first, and the clean-lined look of the second great colors on both cards using this fabulous stamp set!

Julie S. said...

These are both such beautiful cards, but then I seem to like any card that has butterflies on it.

Pati said...

Very nice mixed media cards! I like the copper with pops of blue on your first card. I like your flourish & butterfly background with the perfect pearls on your second card!

Maxine D said...

Stunning cards Jessica - I particularly like the second card.
Blessings
Maxine

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great cards! I love using butterflies on my cards too!

Heather said...

These are both so beautiful! The copper on the first one is such a fun touch. I'd love to see it in real life. And your butterflies are stunning in the blue color.

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Jessica! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy Marshall said...

Great cards. I love how you offset the doily on the second card and the bow is fabulous.

Natalie said...

That first card is so unique. Love your design and choices for it. Gorgeous!! Your second card is equally beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration! God bless.

Kathy H said...

Both are lovely!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

beautiful cards. TFS

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! They're both fabulous cards.

Indy said...

Beautiful work! Love the copper embossing!
Hugs, Debbie!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

lovely cards, love the subtle background you created with the perfect pearls, but above all I love the sentiment in the last card. TFS

grandmato19 said...

The blue and brown card is my absolute favorite so far--you can't beat this color combination! Love your style!

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty, especially the last one.

Graciellie CH said...

Great color combinations!
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Graciellie CH said...

Great color combinations!

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Graciellie CH said...

Nice!

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Zella said...

Fabulous!!!

marylouh said...

I love the first card. It has so much texture. The aqua and browns go together so pretty. Love the shadow butterflies stamped on the second card. Both are wonderful. thanks for sharing.

adziamar said...

so wonderful

Mary Kruschke said...

Jessica, just adore your mixture of colors and textures. So beautiful!

Tamara D said...

Love both your cards! Gorgeous work!!

Patty said...

Both beautiful cards!

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