Monday, February 22, 2010

Elzybells Sneak Peeks! Day 1

Good morning friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! We really enjoyed the almost 60 degree weather! Blue husband even did yard work! We keep saying, "it's February," and there are trees blooming! This is not your typical Northwest winter...but I'm SO loving it!!

I have some fun to share with you today! This week, on the 25th Elzybells has a great new release! You'll really love the work Elizabeth has done...super great sets! Today I'll be showing you some samples from the Floral Fervour and Foliage Fervour stamp sets.

This first card introduces one of my favorite images from the Foliage Fervour stamp sets! I love the different foliage images that Elizabeth has many great ones!

I stamped the image foliage image 4 times, 3 times in Ocean Tides ink(PTI)and then once in Aqua Mist ink(PTI). I used my 1 3/8" circle punch to punch them out and mounted them on 1 3/4" cirlces made from Aqua Mist and Chocolate chip(SU) cardstock. I love the combo of Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and Chocolate Chip...YUM! My fiskars Apron Lace border punch had a job to do with the Chocolate Chip cardstock. I made a slit in the fold of the card to make a place for my ribbon to wrap around the card. I love this ribbon I just shopping in my stash!
This next card is my favorite for today. This great stamp is a single "branch." It is also from teh Foliage Fervour stamp set. I stamped the image several times before re-inking, to give this great gradient effect. I only used one ink color, Ripe Avocado(PTI). I love how by simply stamping again and again you can get that great soft effect! I love the stark Ripe Avocado against the white cardstock! My ribbon is Ripe Avocado also. I fell in love with this simple and clean design! I think I'll make a few gift sets of these, the "just a note" sentiment will be introduced later in the week...and I sure do love it!!
For the next two cards, I used the Floral Fervour stamp set. It is a wonderful combination of flower blooms! It's really a great one that I'm sure will be a "go-to" set for sure! For this first card, I used the "Rock-n-Roll" technique for my stamping. I stamped the image first in So Saffron ink(SU), then I inked just around the edges by "rolling" the stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink(SU), then stamping the image.

I simply stamped the bloom over and over for my background, the mounted it on my pumpkin pie card. I used my corner chomper for rounding my left corner. I used my nestabilites to make the layered circles and scallop for my single bloom. I've added a little butterfly that was die cut(SU) from a piece of my leftover background paper. I've added a brown rhinestone to the center of the butterfly, it is from kaisercraft. My scallop border is from SU as is the striped ribbon and brad. I used dimensional adhesive to attach my scallop circle to my card. LOVE that cute too will be introduced later this week!
My last card for today was also made with the Floral Fervour stamp set. I love this bloom!! This set also has a few different width stem that! I used Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst(both PTI) ink for the flowers and Old Olive ink(SU)for the stems. I used my oval nestabilites to cut my focal pieces those dies! My paper is Old Olive and Raspberry Fizz. My ribbon is Hibiscus Burst(PTI). I gave my little butterfly(MS) some bling, it's from Kaisercraft. I also used my corner chomper on this card! The sentiment, yep, later this week!:)

I hope you get a chance to look at the rest of the DT's work(they are all linked on the right side bar)on these fun sneak peeks! Elizabeth has done a fantastic job on this release and I know you'll love them all!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make it a great one!


Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Each one of these cards are beautiful in their own right. I love them!

~amy~ said...

such super fun cards Jen! Hasn't the weather been fantastic??!!!

Allison said...

These are all so gorgeous and so different! I can't even pick a favourite!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow gorgeous work Jen!

Rose Ann said...

All of them are totally gorgeous, Jen!!

Deanna said...

These are beautiful Jen!