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Monday, July 8, 2013

IBS New Release - Everyday Tabs and Vintage Banners

Hello!

It's Day Three of the Inspired By Stamping Sneak Peeks, and today the Design Team is showcasing two stamp sets: Everyday Tabs and Vintage Banners, which will be available in the IBS store on July 10.


I chose to use the set Flowers Bloom for my image and applied the chalkboard technique as I've been hearing all about it for the past few months but had yet to try it myself.  I LOVE IT.  It's quick, easy but has such a nice effect when used on black cardstock.  I outlined around the edge with a white gel pen to give the image a little more definition.  I also heat embossed the edge of the striped base layer with silver embossing powder for a bit of added bling.

Because all those rhinestones obviously weren't going to be enough.


There are various ways of getting a white image, and I chose to heat emboss it with white embossing powder.


For both the banner and the tab I used the newly-released stamp set Happy Occasions Sentiments.  They fit PERFECTLY.  The tab and banner were both cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  Joanna offers cut files FREE with many of her stamp sets.  Talk about making life just a teensy bit easier.

The black crochet lace trim and rhinestones are the only embellishments since I didn't feel the rose really required a whole lot of doodads.  This way I can almost give this card to a guy if the occasion should arise.  I'll have to think on it.

Thank you so much for joining me, and make sure you pop by the rest of the Design Team to see how they've used these sets, and then stay tuned for the last sneak peek tomorrow, and then the Big Reveal on the 10th!


Happy crafting!


A few useful bits of information...

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

14 comments:

lisa808 said...

Striking color combo.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning colors love the added bling and the colored tab

Shani Thomas said...

Girlllllllllll, that is one GORGEOUS card!!! Bravo!!!

Tina said...

This is crazy cool! So pretty!

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh my, so beautiful, and very elegant!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Dont you just love the chalkboard thing? Your has such drama and elegance, Shea!

Leah said...

Beautiful Shea! Love the turquoise with the black and all the rhinestones :)

Kristie Goulet said...

You rocked the chalkboard technique! LOVE this card! Mwah!

Joanna M said...

Beautiful chalkboard technique Shea! Love this card! Hugs, Joanna

Rose said...

girl this is stunning!!!!

Pammejo said...

Love your card, I love this chalkboard technique and will have to give it a try.

Grace Tolman said...

Lovely card. I especially like the white on black stamping/embossing. So pretty.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Shea - such a beautiful, elegant, card! Love the vertical details on the right side and the glittery background! hugs, de

Calypso's Crafts said...

Love this Shea!! The chalkboard technique is such a great technique and looks beautiful with these stamps.