Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 3: Hugs and Prayers and Seeds of Kindness

Day 3 of the peeks and it's almost time to party!! Today we start off with Nina Brackett's "Hugs and Prayers", a set with both bold and line art images like two steps or separates to suit your stamping fancy plus beautiful scriptures. I started with this lovely bunch of flowers, delaicate but with a modern feel on a Labels Four die cut, colored with Copics, and layered onto a Labels Eight die cut from Grass Green. Sponging around the edges the flowers before removing the die gives them a wonderful glow.
Sentiment is stamped on Wild Dandelion and sponged with Vivid Brick Red, I layered these over Red Hot and Little Boy Blue, both Cuttlebugged with the Victoria folder. Ribbon was from a StampTV kit (and I'm crossing fingers this will be one of the new Pure Luxury Ribbon Wraps!) I added a red button over the knot with a glue dot. I am just lovin' these colors together!!

The next peek uses Gina's "Seeds of Kindness". This sweet flower pot is my favorite! I colored it with Copics and layered it onto Red Hot, Innocent Pink and Grass Green mats, totally diggin' these colors too! I used the Labels Nine this time and I really like how these dies look offset this way.

I also used the scalloped corner punch and this new Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Border Petite die, which was perfect for threading my ribbon through! More red buttons, I am counting the minutes to buy an assortment of the new button containers, how about you?? I was going to use some patterned paper behind all this, but in the end decided the plain Pure Luxury White really made the image pop! this is a beautiful set! :)


For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:



We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month! We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

20 comments:

FibreJunky said...

Wow! I a;ways ;ove looking at your cards, Melanie. Everything you create is just gorgeous!!!

Shawna said...

How bright and cheerful these are Melanie! You rock girl!

Kary said...

Wow - what beautiful colours!! I love all the colour combo & design of your cards - really lovely!!

JaniceAileen said...

Such vibrant, fun cards, Melanie! They are sure to brighten anyone's day!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I love all the bright colors, Mel! Beautiful!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards!!!! So vibrant!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my my my MY!!!!!!! What amazing Poppies!!! So gorgeous!!! I love the all the Nestie shapes!!!

Sandra said...

wonderful Melanie!
Sandra

Becky said...

What gorgeous coloring of these flowers.

Matilde Hanna said...

Beautiful colors - I love the way you use color in your cards - very well done - you've got a good eye for color! thanks for sharing!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! Wonderful colors! Your coloring is fantastic on both!

Theresa Momber said...

Your coloring on both cards is just stunning!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous cards, Mel! Love all the bright colors you used and the various nesties.

catdidit said...

OH Mel, loving these color combos and designs! You rock!

colleen said...

I adore your color combinations! Stunning cards... lots of pretty details!

Carolyn King said...

So Pretty!!!! Love all the vibrant color!

Monica said...

OMG I just love both of these cards but the top one is my favorite! The colors just make me smile!! I agree with FibreJunky- everything you create is gorgeous.

Jessie/knightrone said...

GORGEOUS!! I love them both!!

Linda Beeson said...

I love scripture verse stamps and the flowers on your first card are just plain wonderful.

Jessica said...

Melanie, both of these cards are so pretty! The colors are so vibrant and striking on screen -I'll bet they are even more so in person!