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Saturday, July 6, 2013

IBS New Release - Happy Occasions

Hello!

Today is the first day that Inspired By Stamping's July Release stamp sets are being showcased by the designers!

My card showcases two stamp sets: Happy Occasions and Happy Occasions Sentiments (available July 10!).  I've also used Creative Tags, which you can find in the IBS store. 


I made the background using water-based shimmer paints on watercolor paper.  Like those black lines?  That's what you do when you've completely finished your card front and you drop the lid to the waterproof black ink pad you used to stamp the sentiment right there in plain view where there won't be an embellishment to cover it up.  No screaming here (well, maybe a little), I just added more of them and liked the energy the lines imparted.  It did need a little somethin' somethin' anyway.

Here are the autumn leaves, also painted with several colors of shimmer paints, dampened, then crushed and flattened for a distressed look.  Hey, if people can do Christmas in turquoise and red, I can do Thanksgiving in spring tones, right? 

I added a bit of sparkly burlap underneath for a little texture and a vintage button and jute twine on top along with various colors of ribbon.



Here's a peek at the inside with the sentiment.  The layers aren't adhered crookedly, I promise.  Note to self: take picture of inside BEFORE adhering enormous embellishment to front.

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 these sets too!



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.)

20 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Those black lines are a happy little accident! I love that you made it work in your design!!!

Tina said...

Oh goodness, this is incredibly beautiful! Love your painted leaves and all the color.

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh Shea! This is totally gorgeous!!! If you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have known those black lines were an accident. They look fabulous, and look like they're meant to be there!

Love, love, love everything about this!

Charlotte C said...

I agree - the black lines look intentional and are stunning. A happy accident.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness. Love the coloring of those leaves. Very bright and lovely

Leah said...

Just bright and happy and lovely! Sometimes our best design moves start with an accident. Your card however doesn't look like an accident in the least, it's beautiful!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely!! Love the fun colors you used!! Love the leaves!!!

Michelle said...

OH WOW!!! Love the bold colors you used. And your leaves are awesome!

Kristie Goulet said...

Those black lines are the perfect touch! Good for you for making them work in your design, they totally do! :) Mwah! Great card!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! Such a colorful card ..So vibrant so cheerful !

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous, Shea! Love turning mistakes into new techniques...those black lines add interest and beauty to your card! Hugs!

Joanna M said...

Beautiful card Shea! Love everything about your card! So vibrant! Hugs, Joanna

Pammejo said...

Love the beautiful card you made for this months release...so vibrant, fabulous way to fix a boo boo...

Rose said...

WOW!!! stunning card girl :) love how your "goof" turned into a wow factor!! and those leaves are stunning :)

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the beautiful colours. Great how your little booboo turned into a design triumph.

lisa808 said...

Would never have guessed those cool black lines were a boo boo. Fabulous card and colors.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! I knew what had happened the moment I saw your card - a dropped ink pad - how many times I've done the same thing, but every time, I'm happier with the lines, than without. Are you? This card looks amazing, with so much more visual interest with the black lines. I use toothpicks to recreate the lines in my cards - toothpicks inked up LOL - wonderful colors, Shea, and such an unexpected element to have rainbow leaves at the tops. So pretty! hugs, de

Colleen Dietrich said...

One of the loveliest Thanksgiving cards I've seen! I like the unexpected hues, and the black marks you added to cover up a boo boo really are so striking!

Shani Thomas said...

Now you know that is just one awesome card! I like it. It really pops out at you. It's nice to see something different. When I opened your post I said, "Wow!". If you hadn't mentioned the lines were a goof, I'd have never known. I like them!

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful card!!!