For my first card, I used the paper tole technique. I stamped the image in each color three times, hand cut them, and then layered them. You know how some images can be so tedious to cut out? Not these! They were quick to do! And isn't that sentiment so perfect with these images? Serene and lovely, I say!
I also sprinkled glitter in the center of each top-layered flower for some added glitz. I love shades of purple and turquoise together. My photo corners were made with the polished stone technique---a tutorial Gina has available on StampTV. Now, if you haven't discovered StampTV yet, please be sure to do so here. It rocks!!!
You can see the layering better in this photo. I absolutely love the dimension of this technique, and it's not too bulky for mailing purposes!
For my second card, I wanted to show how you can also use these images to create your own designer paper, as well as making it the focal point on your card! As you can see, I stamped the Tropical Bloom in various shades of caribbean, turquoise, and teal and then I stamped another one of Nina's Elegant Verses onto the background as well. I stamped and cut out one more bloom, adding some dazzling diamonds to the embossed heat and stick powder, and put a black brad in the center. The black ribbon I used is a luxurious satin and just adds a flair of elegance. I also sponged the outer edges of the card with a sponge dauber.
Here's a close up of the bloom I sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. It's so beautiful and just sparkles in real life.
To see more inspiration with the stamps previewed today, visit Gina's blog, the illustrator of Tropical Blooms as well as Theresa Momber, the illustrator of Autumn Beauty, and Nina Bracket , the illustrator of Elegant Verses.
For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, and Melanie as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members:Shelly Wilson and Charlene Merrick
Our Release Party starts Thursday night at 7 pm CST. Please join us for contests questions, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our CenterStage Spotlight team too. See you tomorrow night!