Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Challenge hop day one and Stamps for a cause!

Welcome to day one of the Trendsetter's sneak peeks! If you have just come from the TSG Blog, you are right on track. If not, you may want to go there now and see what all this hopping is about and how you can have a chance at winning the sets being shown today!
*Dance*
The first set that I'm sharing with you today is very special to me. Last month, the stamping group that I belong to lost a dear friend. Linda was such a joy to be around and always had a kind word and a smile for anyone. Sadly, she passed away in the beginning of January from Amyloidosis. I have designed this mini stamp set in Linda's memory and $4 from every $7 dollar set will go to the Amyloidosis Support Group in her name.

Dance is a 3x4 mini set that includes 7 image stamps and 1 large beautiful sentiment stamp that will sell for $7.

I made this card for Linda's wonderful sister Priscilla (who is also in our group). It was really something to be in a room with those two! You could immediately tell how close they were and how much fun they had together. Hanging out with those two for only a few minutes and you would feel like old friends :)

I was inspired by this beauty made by Heather. The beautiful images in this set have an almost tropical feel to them so I decided to color them a pretty pink with my Prismacolor Pencils. And I don't know what it is about pink and black together, but it makes my heart happy :) And do you see my 'DP'? That leaf is one of the images in the set!
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Close up of the flowers. I used Diamond Glaze to glue tiny clear beads to the center of each flower.
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And of course the inside of the card has to be as pretty as the front!
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*Beautiful Spring*
The second set that I have to show you today is also a mini set called Beautiful Spring. This set features the image I used on my card as well as a larger daffodil and tulip (two separate stamps) plus the perfect sentiments to go with them.

Beautiful Spring is a 3x4 mini set that includes 5 image stamps and 4 sentiments stamps that will sell for $7.

I wanted to create a very clean and simple card while still maintaining texture and depth. I stamped the image onto my kraft card base (that was sponged on the edges with Sahara Sand) with Momento Tuxedo Black then colored using a blender pen and SU inks. I then stamped the image again onto scrap kraft cardstock, colored the tulip, cut out and added to the card base using dimensionals.
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Close up of the image-
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Inside of card-
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I hope you all enjoyed my sneak peeks today! Now keep on hoppin' to see what the other amazing cards the Trendsetters have to show you :) The next stop on your hop is Gretchen !

42 comments:

Kim Yu said...

What a pretty card! Love those flowers!

Wendy said...

I thought the last months release was my fave but NADA!! Love these girl!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful cards, Jessica!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Priscilla is going to Love this card!

kim.mom said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love both of them!

Makiko Jones said...

Ohhhh these are so pretty, Jessica!! You ROCKed both layout. Love the CAS style!

Julia said...

Beautiful!

Wilfreda said...

Both of these are very beautiful.

Julie said...

Oh how I love release week! Both of these mini sets look incredible, Jessica! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

The set looks lovely Jessica - what a beautiful (literally and emotionally) tribute to your friend Linda. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure she would be really touched by you donating the proceeds to amyloidosis support.

~Meredith

Pam Varnell said...

These are absolutely adorable Jessica. Love the sneaky peek.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Jess! LOVE the pink/black combo on the first, and the second is stunning on the kraft! LOVE these!!!

kolling143 said...

I love those flowers on your first card! And that DP!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Jessica - both cards are simply GORGEOUS!!! Love your sneak peek ideas!!!

Sorry to hear about your friend
:(.... I applaud you for donating for this wonderful cause!!! Big hugs ~S~

Susan said...

I love your card using the Dance set. The pink, black and white together is always so striking.

rhonda said...

wow! your cards are absolutely beautiful! great job! and what a beautiful gesture on your friends behalf!!!

Julie said...

These are both beautiful! I love the kraft card with the popped out tulip. Fabulous.

Cammy said...

How pretty! The pink flowers are just gorgeous.

Shirlann said...

This is my very first look at There She Goes blog and website and I am loving what I see! Your card is classically simple and beautiful!

jan farnworth said...

love the flowers

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards. Love it when sets include sentiments too!

Christi said...

What a gorgeous set and I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

connie said...

beautiful card! thanks for sharing the inside of your card too.

Dina said...

Both cards are beautiful! Your first one is very pretty and such a great way to honor a friend. I love color combo and the background is great, it really caught my eye. Your second card is pretty too, I am so happy that Spring is on it's way!

Katie Skiff said...

Those are both very pretty!! I love the CAS kraft one!!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful cards. Both sets are lovely and so springy!

jigglymills said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Love the lines! :)

Cathy said...

very pretty Jessica. Love them both and the colors are perfect. So pretty.

Kim P said...

Ooooh, those tulips & daffodils look wonderful! It is 20 degrees below normal today...I want spring!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

both of your cards are lovely! and those stamps are awesome!

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous flowers, and beautiful coloring! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! These images are gorgeous! And I'm so in love with the daffodils and tulips image which brings fond memories of the Skagit Valley Tulip festival! Beautiful cards!!!

dotygirl said...

very nice, pretty cards.

Jackie said...

This card is just stunning! I love how elegant the first card is and how sweet the second card it, lovely job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...thank you for sharing!

Michele L. said...

these are just incredible! and for a great cause too!

Anita said...

I love this set. Your card is amazing.

Stampin Cats said...

I can't wait to see them all.

deesdesigns said...

Tulips are my all-time favorite flower - I just have to get this set! Love all of your cards.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love how you decorate the inside of your cards. I need to try that. TFS!

Sandra MacLean said...

Jess, you know what's funny? I have patterned paper that looks exactly like what you created with the first card! The hot pink and black color combo is smoking!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous work Jessica!!