Here we are on day 2 of the release! After months of preparation it is always very excting to finally get to release week and then it just flies by and before I know it it's release night. So today I am going to take it in stride...
Today's cards will reveal the second set of images from Take Three Spring stamp set. As I mentioned yesterday, the first set of images was the bunny with the stitched edge. Today's image is a leaf image which will surely take your breath away.
I began the card by stamping the image using one of my fav techniques called Rock and Roll. I inked the image in Spring Moss and rolled the edges in New Leaf--I love the subtle hints of colour. Then I punched the image using the 1 3/8 inch punch and applied gloss to the leaf to add dimension and gloss appeal! Next I cut strips of paper and ran them through the pindot embossing folder. I also cut a strip of paper and used the scallop punch. You'll also note that I inked Text Style background stamp in snow cap. As a final touch I added some ribbon.
Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI, Text Style Background by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI, Ripe Avocado by PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado by PTI, Snow Cap by PTI, New Leaf by PTI, Spring Moss by PTI
Accents: Ribbon by PTI, Button by PTI, Gloss
Tools: Nestabilities by Spellbinders, 1 3/8 inch Punch by EK Success, Scallop Punch by EK Success, Pindot cuttlebug folder, Corner Rounder by EK Success
I decided to pair Nichole's gorgeous set Turning a New Leaf with the leaf image from this set. Now keep in mind, there are three takes to this leaf. Today you will only see 2 of them. I began by stamping an image from Turning a New Leaf on Linen Vellum cardstock. I just LOVE that linen look. Next I stamped a series the solid leaf image on stamper's select cardstock and matted it on dark chocolate. I wanted a splash of colour and decided that raspberry frizz and aqua mist would do the trick. I used the scallop punch for appeal. I also ran the aqua mist through the pindot folder for added texture. As a final touch I added some ribbon.
Stamp Set(s): Take Three: Spring (Urban Design by Alli Miles) by PTI
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White by PTI, Kraft by PTI, Aqua Mist by PTI, Dark Chocolate by PTI, Raspberry Frizz by PTI, Linen Vellum Cardstock by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Accents: Ribbon by PTI,
Tools: Scallop Punch by EK Success, Pindot folder for cuttlebug
Before you leave, I'd love to hear which card you like best and why? Btw, I really appreciate your comments from yesterday :)
Have a super day!