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Monday, 6 August 2012

Neat and Tangled STAMPS RELEASE WEEK!!

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Hello friends!

I'm so excited to be here today to help introduce my dear sweet friend Danielle's new STAMP LINE!

When she asked me to be a part of the team that helps bring her stamps to life, I was (and still am) so flattered and honoured! I couldn't think of anything better! THEN I saw the stamps in real life--WOWZA, they. are. gorgeous.

There are 6 sets in total, and every day this week, at 8am EST there will be a post on the Neat and Tangled blog, introducing each one of the new stamp sets. (One set per day)
You'll get to see the set, a video, and several cards. There will also be a giveaway every day with winners announced on Friday.

All 6 sets will be available for purchase at the end of release week on Friday, August 10th at     
8 AM EST.

The stamp set we're spotlighting today is called Fresh Blooms, with gorgeous whimsical floral images, sweet bugs and darling sentiments, its a real pleasure to use.

Here are two cards I made using Fresh Blooms;


The moment I saw the flowers, I thought of poinsettia--and after making them 'into' poinsettia for this card, I'm pretty sure I know what my christmas cards are going to be this year! (I've had this card made and waiting to be shown for WEEKS, I'm so excited to be able to reveal it!)

I used Distress Markers and a waterbrush (on watercolour paper obviously!) and then fussy cut them all out, before adhering them using dimensional adhesive. When they were all dry and set, I added Star dust stickles to them (just lightly). They have such a gorgeous glimmer to them in real life!
The cardstock is from the new delicious Bazzill Card Shoppe range,  I used my scoring board to make the diagonal score lines on the bottom half of the card :)

and a more sweet, summery card:

I masked off the strip in the centre of the card, stamped the flower image all over the white neenah cardstock, using Memento Dew Drop inks :) Then I scored the centre panel to give it a nice 'segmented' look, added the cutesy ladybugs and coloured them in!

To finish I added pearls and rounded the bottom corners with my corner chomper.

Here are the goodies I used to make the cards:



       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       
       
           
                                           
       



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Neat and Tangled Blog, to check out the rest of the inspiration projects for this set, and the other sets throughout the rest of the week!

Linda xoxo

17 comments:

Tina said...

Linda, your cards are gorgeous and I am so happy for Danielle.

~amy~ said...

Super cards!! Especially love the first one!

Laura Jane said...

I Thought of pionsettia as welll when I saw these stamps..Love how they FUSSY-CUT out!
Great cards

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on being part of this new stamp company, Linda! Love both of your cards! The first one is especially beautiful! The 2nd one is darling! Happy summer!

Nina Yang said...

Hey Linda, when I first saw the flower I thought of poinsettia too! Love your take on it a lot! I must try watercolor some time! :)

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful cards!

Leslie Hanna said...

I LOOOVE how you've made this into a Poinsettia!

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Linda! Amazing cards!! I love how you layered all those beautiful flowers straight across the first one, and each one is colored so beautifully. Love the scored lines too. On the second, I love the sweet lady bugs running across the front, and the flowers stamped in those bold beautiful colors!! So happy to be on this team with you!

Pam said...

I immediately thought poinsettia, too! Love your card! I have a feeling this is going to be a fabulous release.

Pam said...

I immediately thought poinsettia, too! Love your card! I have a feeling this is going to be a fabulous release.

Disp6194 said...

Okay so these are AMAZING! The sweet summer one is adorable but you really captured my heart with those poinsettas! I mean, come on, they are covered in stardust stickles, you know I'm an addict :)

debby4000 said...

Love the fabulous cards Linda, my fave is the first one.
luv
Debby

lauren bergold said...

well both of these are BEYOND ♥fab♥ but i have to confess that C&S poinsettia card just totally rocks my world! brilliant use of texture and sparkle and... well just EVRYTHING about it is amazing! ♥!

ps: welcome to SOS, we're so excited you are on the team! ♥

Lindsey said...

Perfect poinsettias! Love the colour and touch of glimmer. The second card is so cheery and fun.
Thanks for visiting my little blog!

Lisa Carroll said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! Love how you made the poinsettias... LOVE! And that second one is too cute for words. :) Congratulations on the DT, YAY! :D

jimlynn said...

BOTH are fabulous!!!
Great image and great cards!

(A big welcome to our Shopping Our Stash DT!)


Lynn

Renee said...

Just had to stop in to tell you how GORGEOUS the poinsettias are!!! I had the same idea when I first saw this set (but mine would never have come out as pretty as these!) I know your Christmas card recipients will enjoy receiving this!