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You made it to the last day of the Waltzingmouse Stamps March 2013 Release Previews - Day Three! What do you think of the release so far? Isn't it amazing?! I had so much fun with my sets. We have one more to introduce today. THIS fabulous set is called Folk Art Medallion.
For my first card, I wanted to do a neutral and elegant card. I just knew I wanted to layer, layer and layer away! I heat embossed the first layer in white. The next layer was made of canvas, I stamped on it and die cut it circle. Then I frayed the edges for more texture. And lastly, I made a "floral" feature on top of it all.
I added some bling all around the medallion and added jute twine around the card. I like that it's both elegant and rugged at the same time. Does that make sense? lol.
I have one last card to share with you today. You are going to be surprised with this one...I was! It's not my usual style...it was just something I was trying out. Please tell me what you think about it ok? :)
For this card, I dry embossed the background and inked it so that it would stand out against the white. I heat embossed the medallion in pink this time. Then I stamped the flowers in different colors.
The whole background and medallion reminded me of a forest scene. I have no idea why, but that's why I added the birch tree die cut. Although now that I'm looking at it, I should have raised the medallion a little higher.
I added the ribbon to soften it up and stamped the sentiment on a die cut strip to finish it off. I'm hoping this gets a good receiving. :)
That's all I have for you today! Come back tomorrow for the Blog Waltz! In the meantime, there's more inspiration to be found at the other DT girls' blogs. So head on over there! Thank you for stopping by today! I'll see you again tomorrow!
gorgeous cards, Jean!ReplyDelete
I like very much!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, I love these folk stamp sets!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful Jean, I love the layered medallion on the first, and your lovely embossed die cut woodland scene.ReplyDelete
well miss jean martin, where will I start? A river of inspirational beauty runs right through your blog - you are so talented missy, not only is everything you make, something I aspire to recreate, but you present it all so fabulously too! Just can't get enough of you missy! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Love them both!ReplyDelete
love the texture and layers on the first card. it looks great!ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous creations Jean! I just love how you layered the leaves and then the die cut tree over the medallion!ReplyDelete
Oh I really love the first one Jean - great way to incorporate the leaves - the colors are stunning and the bit of gems gets me every time!ReplyDelete
Wow. I guess I have said this a lot lately Jean, but your cards are gorgeous and once again...your photo staging makes me feel as though I am looking at a craft magazine! Beautiful job all week long!ReplyDelete
Thanks Cathy! I'm seriously planning on making a post on how I set up my card photography. Hopefully, I will have time to do that soon! :) But in the meantime, for everyone out there who wants info on how to photograph your projects, you can head on over to Amber's blog - Damask Love for her 4 part series on photography! I learned a lot from her! :)Delete
Wow Jean your cards are so beautiful! I am in love with the first one. The second card is really exquisite, I love that new 'style'. ;)ReplyDelete
Yet more stunning cards! I love the kraft, blue and white - so very elegant. The canvas stamping looks just super! I really like the second card - the layers are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Cute cards, especially the 1st one; love the details and colors. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
So beautiful! I am loving the texture from the canvas and the twine!ReplyDelete
I love your first card with the kraft and burlap and the blue and white: so elegant! And your second card is just fabulous!! I think the medallion looks like a tree too, so adding the trunk is just perfect. Beautiful card!!ReplyDelete
Yay! At least someone else can see the tree other than me! haha. :) Thanks Helen!Delete
Like seriously WOW! Each day is more stunning than the previous one, Jean!! I absolutely adore the kraft and blue card. Like ADORE it! That shade of blue with the kraft, and the unique way that you used the design elements are just perfection! I love how the embossing folder looks with the medallion the second...so cool how those flower images are popping against the pink!ReplyDelete
Stunning as always! The first one made my jaw drop! Love the background on the second!ReplyDelete
Both are fabulous but....the first one stole my heart!! The white embossing on kraft...layers with blues....and the medallion center/leaves in blue and gray....smitten!!ReplyDelete
WOWeeeeee!!! I LOVE both, but the second one is spectular!!!ReplyDelete
Both cards are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
The color combo of your first card is so pretty and I love all the layers, especially the canvas.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love the medallion design.ReplyDelete
Oh, my. Oh, my goodness. OMG!! I love the Folk Art Medallion set more than any I've seen in a long time. Your cards are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and creative use of the Folk Art Medallion. Love the soft colors yet different textures on card one. I also loved card two with the ink over the embossed bacground. The birch tree was a great touch.ReplyDelete