Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 2 "Fanciful Fall" and "So Groovy"

Hello, it's Day 2 of our sneak peeks, thank you so much for all yor wonderful comments yesterday!! First up we have Theresa Momber's "Fanciful Fall", chock full of beautiful images that can be elegant or spookified (my word) in a snap! I love making stuff for Halloween, it is such a fun holiday for decorating and crafting! I started with these little pumpkins, their curling stems are so bibiddy boppidy boo! I really appreciate that she left them plain to use for general fall cards but also a face image you can choose to add, it gives them a lot more versatility before and after October 31st!

I masked the pumpkin and stamped the twisting grass behind them to give it depth and make the scene complete. I mounted these Black Onyx and Sweet Mango CS and added a ribbon treatment using both black gingham and stitched ribbon held together with an orange Basic Grey brad. TIP: When you use a stamped image that is round, a round embellishment somewhere else on your project like a brad or button is a perfect choice!

After stamping the greeting I embossed the little wavy border to add dimension and draw your eye to the sentiment. Pumpkins are colored with Copics from light to dark: Honey, Orange and Lipstick Orange, stems are Pea Green and Moss. Shadow underneath is W-3.




I have one more card to share with this set today, because she gave us this fabulous any time of year whimsical tree silhouette. I inked it up with Memento Rich Cocoa, Cataloupe, Pear Tart, and Potters Clay markers and stamped it onto white. Isn't that a great look? I die cut it with a Rectangle Nestability and then sponged a little wild honey ink around the edges before removing the die.

I layered it onto Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Ivory (embossed with Leafy Branch) Sweet Corn, embossed with Herringbone, and finally Fresh Asparagus and Grass Green. I kept if free of any prints and just focused on colors and textures. Last I added a little orange button sun and a couple more to the bottom over the green stitched ribbon for balance. Ahh, I just love fall, and I love this set!



Next we have Tami Mayberry's So Groovy. In the 80's, nothing said I love you quite like a mix tape! So after coloring her cassette player (the heart is a separate stamp in the set that I stamepd in Vivid Brick over each of the speakers) and added the sentiment, and pairing it with this perfect cassette patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend pack, I had to craft my own tape out of paper!

Start with a Black Onyx rectangle, and punch the top corners with a corner rounder. Punch a 1/2 inch circle on the side and use a Cropodile or circle punch to punch some small holes at the bottom. Cut out a rectangle for the middle with a craft knife and put a layer of acetate behind it for the clear window (I have one here but it's a little hard to see in the pic.) To make the little spool gear spinny thing (also my words!) I punched a flower out of white paper and then put the outside of what I'd punched (not the punched flower) behind the 1/2" round window so you only see the little white parts, too cool! you could just add little strips of white to poke out, spacing them evenly.... Last add a strip of white with "Mix Tape" in your own writing! Pop it up for dimsnion. Mount it on Black Onyx and Red Hot CS and this card is sure to bring back some memories!


FINALLY LOOK at this gorgeous pile of rubber that I cut out myself...NOT! If you haven't already heard, that perfect trimming you see will now done FOR YOU on all our new releases from this day forward, courtesy of Gina K Designs! It makes for a fantastic close trim and sets that are "peel and stick", ready to get inked up as soon as your Gina K orders arrive! How's that for some a-ma-zing added value to the quality rubber stamps you already love? Yippeee!!!!
For more samples with tonight's new stamp sets, please visit these participating designer's blog links:



The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party this Thursday night, September 30. We'll have contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots of samples with the new stamp sets to share during the party. Please make plans to join us from 7-10 central on StampTV!

22 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Mel............Mel.............Mel

You did it AGAIN!!! I love Theresa's fall tree...and the retro card with the Mixed Tape is just sheer genius!!!

Kay S said...

Perfect fall cards! And that retro card is totally fun and cool! Takes me back …

Suzanne J Dean said...

Too cute Melanie! Love the mix tape--ahhh those were the days, lol!

hugz,
Suzanne

joy said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you have done the black/gingham ribbon with the orange brad!

Jennie said...

Eeks, Melanie..amazing designs yet again! Love the pumpkins and great tip! Cute So Groovy card too!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards, I am loving Theresa's fall set, and love the new labels, and yahooooo no more cutting. :)

Lagene said...

Gosh, the tree is lovely!

Lagene said...

Love the retro book boom box & the age

lisa808 said...

Love what you did with the two ribbons on the adorable pumpkin card.

Miesje said...

Fantastic - love how you did the tape! Totally love every sample - I think I am going to be in trouble when Thursday night comes around - might need to spend the grocery money! :-)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What beautiful cards! Love them all, so bright and the ribbons you have accented with, just awesome!

Donna said...

Fun cards! Love the pumpkins and the retro sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

stampqueen said...

What a great batch of cards!!! Love how you did the ribbon on the pumpkin card - matches perfectly.

catdidit said...

LOVING how you did your Fall tree....I stamped one like that but didnt put it together yet, lol! And love your retro card, too cool with that 'tape'!!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, I LOVE all these cards! Wow, that pumpkin card is so beautiful. Love your coloring and great tip. Gorgeous fall tree card and that retro tape mix card is so clever!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fantastic cards, Mel! I love the fun Halloween design and the beautiful fall card with Theresa's set! Fab card with Tami's set! Love the Mix Tape!

Alison H said...

Love them! The Fall tree is AWESOME!!

Valerie said...

Cute stuff! LOVE the ribbon treatment with the brad!

Jessica said...

How perfect, Melanie! LOVE your jack o lanterns and that tape mix is an awesome idea! Great cards!

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

harrahx2 said...

I love how you color. You make me crave every darn stamp set. Really cute cards and colors.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful cards Melanie! i adore that tree too! love the different colored fall leaves!
Great card with Tamis set too!