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Thursday, June 6, 2013

IBS New Release - Big Congrats and Summer Postcards

Hello!

Today is the first day that Inspired By Stamping's June Release stamp sets are showcased by the designers!  How exciting! 


My card showcases the Big Congrats stamp set which contains the large-font word "Congratulations" along with 5 events to be congratulated, in this case my daughter's new job.  (Woohoo!  And it's a good one, too!)


I've also used two other IBS stamps sets including Delicate Doilies and last month's new release Background Basics III.  I used the French script on this set to stamp the base layer of the card.  I then dry brushed white acrylic paint and a bit of ivory shimmer paint over it with a fan brush to tone that vivid pink down just a bit.


Here is a different view of the doilies.  I stamped them using shimmer paints which I sponged on in different colors so they'd blend a bit.  Then I sponged distress ink over them and wiped the ink off of the doily areas.  



These flowers started out white but I colored them using alcohol inks and rubbing alcohol.  The roses are from the IBS store...


...as is the silky soft seam binding.  It, too, started out white, but I sprayed with it some of my homemade sprays in pink and blue.

Thank you for joining me today, and stay tuned for more IBS goodness to come!  In the meantime, please pay a visit to the other designers who are showcasing this and the Summer Postcards stamp sets.




Big Congrats

Shea (me!)


Summer Postcards


Happy crafting!

A few useful bits of information...

  • All sets will be available for purchase on June 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only -- June 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to June 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- code word is June Release
  • Save 15% on a bundle of all 6 stamp sets
  • Chance to win that day's featured stamp set(s) EVERY DAY during the release party, from June 6th - June 10th!  Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. (Each winner will be randomly selected.)

17 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty colors -- love that background~

Tina said...

So beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty! I LOVE how it shimmers and shines! Mwah!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely card! I just love the fun/bright colors you used!! Beautiful!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous with such vibrant colouring. Will definitely let the recipient start their new venture with a spring in their step.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous, love the summery colours. X

Leah said...

So pretty Shea! Love the soft background and pretty flowers:)

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Shea, love the very pretty design.

Donna x

Calypso's Crafts said...

Super cute and what a great background created with the doilies!! Love it all the colors and your colored flowers.

Shani Thomas said...

She's a booty, that's a fer sur, yer card!

Pammejo said...

Super cute card, love how you made the background. TFS

Gloria Stengel said...

So very pretty. I love how you used the die! So cool.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love these bright, citrusy colors, Shea! :)

Thanks for the nicest comment you left for me today. Made me smile. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Making the most of a wireless connection for quick visits round my fave blogs!Hope the phone company get their act together as promised by Monday...
This is lovely Shea!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! A wonderful time catching up on your blog this evening. Love what you have done with the new IBS stamp releases! Pretty stamps to match the die cuts, and the "mix and match" on the Congratulations sentiments. The flowers turned out beautifully sporting their new colors. Thank you for sharing how you colored them - they are a perfect addition to your card's colors. And the shimmering doilies in the background look amazing - so pretty! "Congratulations" to you, Shea, on your beautiful card :-) hugs, de

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful cards Shea. I love the mixes of colors.

Heather said...

I love the colors of your Card Shea!! So summery!!
Hugs
Heather