And now to share some of the fun I've had creating with these new sets this weekend!
The first set I had to try out is called What Matters Most - I fell in love with these images immediately! I am a sucker for butterflies, birds, flowers, trees and sweet sentiments - and this set has them all!
To make this card I began by using my new Palette Burnt Umber ink so I could check out how it performs when I color with copic markers. I am happy to report I had no issues with smearing at all! I used my new Martha Stewart grass punch with some paper patterned papper from the SU Sweet Pea paper pack and popped it all up with some dimensionals for a 3D affect (no special glasses needed!) And of course, I had to add a bit of bling on the butterflies using stickles for a finishing touch. Other supplies used: Nesties Labels 1, SU Barely Banana and Chocolate Chip cardstock, adhesive gem heart.
Those of you who know me IRL, know that I have been involved in music since I was a child. So of course this next set is a perfect fit for me! And with this adorable bird added for good measure, I couldn't resist it!
For this card, I decided to try out my brand new DCWV Cafe Mediterranean stack. Love the bright cheerful colors in this paper! I paper pieced the bird on top of the music script stamps with SU Apricot Appeal ink onto ivory paper. I love how this songbird turned out! Other supplies: Pallete Noir ink, SU Apricot Appeal and Cool Carribean cardstock, SU apricot grosgrain ribbon.
The final set I'll share in this post is an adorable springtime set called Sweet Thoughts of Spring. When I first saw this set I immediately considered it an cute Easter set, but after playing with it I realize it is much more versatile than just Easter. It will make adorable invitations, baby cards and just thinking of you cards as well.
So with Spring in the air here in Seattle (our Rhodies are blooming already!) I pulled out my Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper. It coordinates well with SU Pink Pirhouette, and I just think this bunnie with his cute little heart bellie button is a keeper! I added just a bit of color to the bunnie using Pink Pirhouette ink and a blender pen, then sponged a bit more around the edges. Other supplies: SU oval and scallop oval punches, SU scallop trim border punch, adhesive gem hearts.
Well, it is now time for me to go play some more with my new goodies! I'll be back to share more of my creations with you later this week. Happy Stamping!