Sunday, August 16, 2009

Catalog "New Stamp Set" Blog Hop


I'm so excited to participate in my first Blog Hop hosted by Paper Wings. One of my favorite new stamps sets is Flourish Trees of Hope. It contains 4 trees and 8 words. I've used one tree and three words for my background. I stamped them in Palette Burnt Umber ink on Kraft cardstock.
The pattern paper is TAC's own Rustic Chic, layered over Brown cardstock. The Rustic Chic is so beautiful on it's own...I didn't stamp it at all. I added an eyelet, ribbon, sparkle and pop-dots.

Here's a close up of the sparkle - a new favorite - Stardust Clear Gelly Pen. It adds a great finishing to touch to just about anything.




Circle layer below...brown scalloped, Rustic Chic, eyelet then ribbon. Be sure to use your Stardust pen BEFORE adding eyelet and ribbon.






I had so much fun creating this card...I decided to pull out some more supplies and using the same stamp set - turn it into a Christmas card.


Supplies: cardstock/paper: Kraft, Brown, and TAC's Reece. Palette Landscape ink for tree, "Believe" and around the edge distressing, Palette Burnt Umber for distressing pieces of Reece cardstock. Embellished with Antique copper eyelet and Reece ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. For more creations using brand new stamp sets from TAC's 2009-2010 Inspiration book & catalogue, please check out my fellow Angel's blogs:

21 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice especially with all your layout instructions.

Suzanne said...

Ahhh... I haven't purchased this set yet. You've just given me a reason!

Stacy said...

Really cute cards! I love how each are similar but very different!

Rita said...

Great cards Ginger!! Love the Kraft paper and Rustic Chic! rita w

Laurie Unger said...

Ginger - both of these are great! Thanks for mini-tutorial as well!

Glittered Paws said...

Great card - love your step by step instructions.

Kim said...

These are great Ginger! I really like the holiday one!

Julie said...

awesome cards, my friend! Thanks for the inspiration!

StampinCarol said...

Wonderful!!!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Great cards! They are so cute and your paper choices go really well! Love the Christmas card!

Trudy Osborn said...

Very pretty cards! I like how you used paper for a focal point

Diane said...

How nice of you to remind people to use the pen BEFORE the ribbon! LOL ...and nice use of the pen too! :-)

Laurie said...

So pretty! I love how you used Reece! TFS!

Heather said...

LOVE the stardust accent! I agree 100%! great card!

Bridgett said...

Great cards! I like them both so much. I also have this stamp set on my wish list and I really like the diversity of both cards you made, using the same stamp! So fun!

Christina said...

Beautiful! I love all the little touches!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

It's great to see you posting some cards! I was unsure of this stamp set, but like it now!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Pretty cards Ginger!

Lisadwb said...

I love how you have shown both cards. Similar, but so different.

Barb said...

These are so pretty, Ginger! Love the subtle shimmer of the gel pen around that scallop :)

Percy said...

Very cute cards, lovely fall colors....