Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In Nature

Welcome to Day Two of Flourishes June Releases! We're thrilled to show off more nature-inspired offerings for you today. One of the things that makes summer so special are those tranquil moments spent in the outdoors. Think of those peaceful places of recreation or solitude away from the hectic schedule, celebrating the beauty and restoring power that nature has. Today we bring you...
You can feel the solitude in this beautiful and earthy set penned by Lauren Pope. Whether it's catching the great outdoors by canoe, or sitting by the lake front cabin, this set delivers a serene dose of nature. This 4 by 6" set offers two main images plus three beautifully scripted sentiments. Images are great for nature lovers or even for the men in your life!
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My creation today feels almost like cheating when it comes to stamping. hee hee  It was pretty easy since I let the designer paper do most of the work for me. This is one of the sheets in the 1,2,3 create kit today called Trail Mix. There is a perfect spot for a sentiment already framed up for me. The faux  stitching around the sentiment panel was perfect, so I went ahead and added a faux stitched border to tie it together.
The paper has some foilage already designed into the paper, however I added one of the images stamped in forest green ink to tie in the foilage already on the paper. Then some of the ribbon and twine tied off with a wooden button from the kit. Voila! Maybe took 10 mintues to create.
For my second card today I created an easy peasy masculine card. I stamped my image onto classic white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
Colored with copic collections:




Once colored simply matted onto some Color Made Easy Emerald Coast paper and layered onto my card base. Some faux stitching around the edges on this card as well. Tied off my Color made Easy Terra Cotta Japonica ribbon with a celery button and voila!
We'll have some beautiful creations to show you with the In Nature set, so take a trip on over to visit the Design Team today to see them, and don't forget about today's… Mystery Blogger Graphic
One of the Design Team Members is today's Mystery Blogger. If you comment on her blog you could be chosen to win today's great set! The more you comment the better your chances!
Along the way today you'll be introduced to the beautiful Trail Mix 123 Create Kit for this month too - here's a sneak peek at what's in it...
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AND NOW DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

How would you like a chance to win all four of our soon-to-be released June sets?
  • You can always play in our Textures of Nature Challenge – there will be multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is Friday at 5 PM EST. OR, play along with the gals for this week's Timeless Tuesday Open Sesame Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules!
  • Also, if you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other three sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all four together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to come back and join us each day this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting fun!


24 comments:

Diane said...

Both are beautiful cards...love seeing the "manly" card, as I am always looking for ideas for that!!

loulou said...

Great versatility in using the stamps. I love how you have used the patterned paper and stamped outline on the first. Lovely colouring on the second.

Becky said...

Both of these are beautifully designed!

Julie Koerber said...

While your coloring on card 2 is stunning and is a perfect match to that fun plaid paper -- the first card is wow! I love how you used the decorative paper to let that image flow peacefully in the background -- way fun!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Great cards, love the scene image, so intricate!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great cards Stacy! I love the way you used the image as the background in the first card - looks great. Your coloured image on the second card is perfect and set off beautifully with the designer paper and bow.

Petti said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspirations!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOVE BOTH of your cards Stacy!!! :) The FIRST ONE looks SOOO EARTHY & I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!! :) Your second card is PERFECT TOO!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS COLORING!!!!!! :) TOTALLY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I ADORE your first card Stace!! Easy or not, it's stunning the way you included the scene and sentiment. And your second is fabulous all dressed in its masculine attire!! Two beauties for sure!!

Heather Jensen said...

Both cards look so different and so amazing. I like how the sentiment takes center stage on the first card and your use of masculine patterned paper on the second. :)

stampqueen said...

Both cards are awesome - Ilove stamping on DP - makes for an easy card with lots of detail.

Amanda said...

Good Golly, Stacy!! I love both of your cards, they have such a masculine yet soft feel to them! I love the bold colors you chose and your embellishments, too :)

Heather said...

Ok, you guys are having way tooo much fun with this set. : ) And I can see why, it's stunning! Both of your cards are amazing. Great papers and I really like the non-colored version.

Kris B said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the simple beauty of the image stamped in green! This is a wonderful image for masculine cards! TFS

Makiko Jones said...

They are awesome, Stacey! Love how you showcase the image with two different look! Fantastic work!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like how you used the designer paper on the first one.

Susie said...

I love them both, Stacy. But I think my favorite is the second one. Love the dp you've paired with this second stamp set. Wonderful cards!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous job with this stamp set, Stacy! I really love how you simply stamped the green outline in the first card. It enhances the designer paper and makes a nice background for the sentiment.

alicaz said...

Great cards and you are right! Those papers go fabulously well with this stamp set..like they were made for each other :)

Lynne said...

Both cards can be used as masculine cards that are so hard to make. Like muted colors on the first card and the plaid paper on the second.

dpkennedy said...

Your 10 minute card is by far my favorite of all of these from this set. Very simple, elegant, masculine...love it!

Sabrina said...

Just absolutely stunning!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards... love how toy didn't colour the first card's image.

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER...both cards are so unique and beautiful! Awesome designs!