Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 4: "Winter Wings" and "Labeled with Love"

First up we have today's Free with Three set from Gina "Labeled with Love", which coordinates with the new Labels 14 dies. You get two label images and greetings to fit inside! I thought this curvy shape was too cool so I thought I'd make a background out of it to match the tag by stamping it in rows in Vivid Coffee Bean across Pure Luxury Ocean Mist. Next I decided I would try free cutting around the labels on one end of the mat to make this undulating border. I liked! Next I grabbed a large oval punch and punched out the centers of all the labels I could reach LOL! Love this reveal in the center of each of the Chocolate Brown mat below! Last I added some satin ribbon, a label on white with more of the Ocean Mist in the middle, all layered onto a White base. I was so excited how this turned out: Vintage Mod??!!


Finally we have Asela's "Winter Wings". I chose the blue jay image, I am really fond of their colors and markings. After coloring with Copics, using pale shades of blue to accentuate the white areas, I colored some adhesive pearls with a Cardinal Copic to embellish the punched ferns and bring them image beyond the borders of the Labels 1 die cut mat.
I sponged it with some Vintage Photo ink and punched a lattice on the side to add interest and reveal a little of the Cranberry Tart layer below. After stampeding the greeting in black, I embossed both the cranberry strip and the Pure Luxury White mat with Leafy Branch and adhered these onto Good as Gold. Last I added some black stitched ribbon and more colored pearls. I chose Christmas color and red berries , but these birds and sentiments could easily work for cards outside of the winter months...

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The entire team would like to cordially invite each of you to our release party tomorrow night (Thursday 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!

I will be back before the party to announce a winner from this post, did you enter??

20 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards. I love the birds and the background you made is fabulous.

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Melanie and the first on is very vintage mod :o) Love the bird card, just a beautiful design.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the label bg is freakin' cool!!! And I love how you did the edging inside the Nestie!!!

--Marcy said...

Such beautiful additions to the line! I am in awe!

Pat Jandacek said...

The background labels card is lovely and so inventive! The bird card is beautiful and the punched edge lives up to it's name it adds punch!

Kay S said...

Fabulous cards once again, Melanie! The brown and teal card is really cool! What a great way to create a background. The bluejay is gorgeous - perfect coloring!

Becky said...

Wonderful cards, I love the cardinal, such wonderful coloring.

Lagene said...

OMGoodness! I'm amazed with your bluejay! The boarder punch within the nestie shape Is Fantastic! and the Labels card is quite amazing too!

Sheahasu said...

Melanie, as usual, I love your work. What a great idea for your card using the labels stamp. Never would have thought of it! It looks great!

Cathy said...

Very pretty cards! Can't wait for the release tomorrow! :)

NinaB said...

These are so creative, Melanie. I esp love that bird card and how you did the label.

Miesje said...

Vintage mod? Yeah I think you are right! That is awesome! Love the bird too!

Nicole said...

Ha! I came to see how you cut out that wonderful label. I'm not nearly as good free-handing it. But it's lovely. And wow, I love the red pearls as berries on the other. Lovely as always, Mel.

stampqueen said...

Cool cards - first one is definatly 'vintage mod' very cool.
Love your bluejay!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fantastic cards, Melanie! I love the background you created with the label - very cool! And your bluejay card is gorgeous! Wonderful coloring!

catdidit said...

Oh me likes! LOVE how you have made dp with the label, awesome Mel! And that bird card is just a stunner!

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh, that funky labels background rocks! Gorgeous coloring on the bird!

Joan V said...

Melanie, great cards. You are so creative. I love how you used the label stamp for a background stamp. I love birds and every card I have seen from this set is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

harrahx2 said...

Melanie, how pretty! Love the bird...

Valerie said...

Thanks for explaining all you did on the label card. Very creative. I love all your work.