Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sneak Peek: Lovely Labels and Inside & Out

Our last two sets to peek before the big release party! Since we have are showing a set of label frames and a set of greetings, I used the labels on both cards and two of our other new release sets with them. Here is the first.
You are going to flip when you see all the beautiful patterned labels in Nina's "Lovely labels" set that will take some of your favorite Nestabilities dies to a whole new level! here I used this large one in Labels One Die, it has a beautiful patterned border plus a curling vine up the side. This vine allows a wonderful opportunity to work in paper or stain flowers to transition into your background, or a stamped image like this one from my new "Pressed Flowers".
Aren't they beautiful together? Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist, I stamped everything in aqua ink and hit the flower with a darker turquoise marker before stamping. Stamped tone on tone with the aqua background, the flowers now look embossed into the mat.
This next card I used the more masculine but still very elegant houndstooth "Lovely Labels" stamp with the Labels Eight die, inked in Tuscan Tan and then swiped with a black marker before stamping to make the stitching in the label pop out. I made the background paper using one of the flower images from the new "Spring Florals", stamping randomly again in tan and in black all over the White CS. Mats are Black Onyx. I added some white paper flowers and neutral buttons to make it a bit fancier. The greeting "Thank you" is from the new Free with Three set "Inside and Out", filled with short greetings and longer sentiments so you'll always have what you need, inside and out! A GREAT set to have, free, with the purchase of three more sets! So of course, this time, I have to show you the inside of the card! ;)
The Lovely Labels stamp set coordinates beautifully with Spellbinders Labels 1, 4, 8, and 9. Nina has also designed a new digital paper pack called Swing into Spring, which has been popping up in many samples here and there all week, that compliments the new Spring Assortment paper pack. For even more information on these new products, please visit the Lovely Labels Illustrator's blog Nina Brackett.

Then, check out these designer's links for even more samples made with Nina's stamp set as well as the new Free with Three stamp set called Inside & Out as well as the Spring Florals card kit:

We'd love to have each of you make plans to join us tomorrow night (Thursday) for the big Release party over in Gina's Forum on SCS! The virtual party starts at 7pm CST and is filled with contest questions from Gina, challenges from three of our designers, and tons more samples from the entire GKD team!

For some helpful tips on how Gina's Release parties work on SCS, check out this discussion on StampTV.

18 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job! Love that blue!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beeeautiful!!!! That blue on blue is FABulously gorgeous!!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful.. Love the colors.

Gloria Westerman said...

Just beautiful......love it so much....

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the neutrals and monochromatic colors.

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Both are so pretty. I especially liked the peek at the inside of the second design. Stamping on the inside of a card, like stamping the envelope, are easy additions and yet also easily forgotten.

cindy said...

Awesome cards. Simply beautiful.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous, Melanie! Love the way you did the background on the second card!igm

NinaB said...

These are beautiful, Mel. I love how you made your own patterned papers.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Melanie! I love the turquoise on with Pressed Flowers and the second one is really elegant!

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful cards Melanie!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Melanie. I love the colors you choose. Both cards are so pretty and elegant!

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS Mel - ack - you just totally amaze me! :-) Love the turquoise floral but I also like the houndstooth card too.

Giovana said...

Awesome creations Melanie!

Carolyn King said...

love the look of the monochromatic card but i adore that second card. LOVELY!

JKB said...

I like how you create something almost monochromatic. Thanks!

Jessica said...

Very nice cards, Melanie!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!