Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Craft's Meow March 2012 Release Previews - Day 2

Are you looking for my Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge post? It's right here...check it ou! :)


Hello again! Welcome back! It's Day 2 of The Craft's Meow March 2012 Release Previews. Today we're introducing Cherished by Nina Brackett. It's a gorgeously graphic set with beautiful sentiments.

We have another challenge for today. It's an inspiration challenge. You have until 9:00 pm Pacific on March 31 to enter and have a chance to win some cool prizes. Just link your card over at The Craft's Meow Blog.

Here's our inspiration photo.


Here's my card for the preview and inspiration challenge.

I stamped the main image on vintage cardstock and distressed the edges with ink. It's such a beautiful and intricate background. I love it. The lace trim is from M&J Trimming. The purple ribbon was just a strip I found in my ribbon drawer. I can't remember where I bought it from...probably from Joann's.

I stamped the flowers onto a purple card stock. I did this several times and hand cut some of the blooms. Then I layered the hand cut ones over the bunch with foam tape. I also placed some silver pearls on the flowers to break the solid color.

I made a banner for part of the sentiment. Then placed the rest on a label from Timeless Tags. I am loving the colors in this card. I had such a great time making it. Even though it was a little tedious cutting the flowers. lol! When it comes out beautiful in the's worth all the time spent hand cutting. :)

That's it for me today! I have more to come tomorrow! Join our challenge and win some prizes! You can also leave a comment on the TCM blog to win. Now go and hop on over to the other TCM girls' blogs. Don't forget to leave them messages! :) 

Thanks for stopping by today! See you again tomorrow! :)

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  1. Wonderful card--I like the vibrant colors.

  2. I LOVE your use of the vibrant colors Jean...makes those blooms pop!

  3. Wow your flowers look so real. Love all your details... that lace and the pretty.

  4. So bold and beautiful, teamie! :)

  5. Beautiful card! The blossoms in this are so pretty and I love the color you used on them.

  6. Gorgeous deep colors! Love how you pieced them and added dimension by popping some of the blooms out. Just lovely!

  7. This is so beautiful, love the colors you used.

  8. WOW!! I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL card!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  9. Beautiful- I love seeing this in a dark color!

  10. I love the dimension on the flowers. Worth the time to cut the blooms out! The silver pearls are a great touch too. Lovely.

  11. Hi Jean,

    You blew me away with this gorgeous card! I make cards more or less your style and always painted the flowers and I don't know why I never thought of using cardstock, you just saved me a lot of time, Thanks!
    Sometimes I am in a hurry and I keep doing the same things without thinking other alternatives.


    María Alba Negrón
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

  12. Gorgeous....definitely those flowers were with the fussy cutting!!!

  13. I love the rich color of your flowers! Very pretty.

  14. Gorgeous card! Love that you went blue for the flowers! They look so bold and beautiful! TFS!

  15. Gorgeous card. I love the deep purple of the flower and ribbon.

  16. Love the vibrant color you used for the flowers. Beautiful!

  17. Gorgeous, Jean! The bold purple of the flowers is just stunning, and I love the font of this new set.



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