Wednesday, May 26, 2010

By The Sea sneak peek!

Today is day two of the TSG Blog Hop Challenges where you have a chance to win the stamp set being previewed today by the Trendsetters! All you have to do is go to each of the participating Trendsetters blogs and comment on their By The Sea sneak peek post. After you have commented on everyone's blog, hop back over to the TSG Blog where you can enter your name into the Mister Linky located at the bottom of the post.

If you have made your way here from Holly's Blog, you are right on track! If not, you may want to head over to the TSG Blog to get all of the details about the Blog Hop Challenges and what you need to do to have a chance to win the stamp set that is being previewed today! :)

Today the Trendsetters are giving you a sneak peek of the new stamp set designed by the lovely Chris Dark! I absolutely love this stamp set and have been having so much fun playing with it! It is perfect for watercoloring which is my favorite coloring method (this week lol!).

By The Sea is a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 37 stamps and will sell for $24.

This first card was made by stamping the background images and watercoloring. Then I stamped the background again on an oval Nestability layer and also watercolored. The palm tree and boat were stamped on a separate piece of paper, watercolored and adhered to the nestie panel with dimensionals. Very fun and easy card to make that looks gorgeous!
The second card was made using the stair step fold and is a little more detailed. I created my card base then measured watercolor paper to fit each of the front facing panels. Before adhering those to the base, I stamped and watercolored them. I then stamped the accessory images onto a separate piece of paper, watercolored, cut out and added to the different base panels with dimensionals.

Allthough this card was a little more time consuming (mostly because of the cutting!) it was still very easy to put together :)
Side view-

Thanks for stopping by!
The next stop on your mini beach
vacation is the fabulous Jessie!

50 comments:

Heather P. said...

Wow! Both of these are just goooooorgeous!

Gloria Westerman said...

WOW....I love these.....and your fold card is fabulous....awesome coloring....thank you for sharing...

Linda said...

Oh wow...how great are both cards. Love the beach colours you've chosen....very special work!

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

I love your cards!! They are beautifully colored and the stair step card works wonderfully with this set!! Great job!

Penny Hanuszak said...

OMG both cards are gorgeous, but the stair step card made my heart beat faster..........whew I love it!

Jen Tapler said...

EEEK! These are FABULOUS girl!!

AMIT said...

Hey beautiful work from you.

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ShaniKulani said...

OMG...that stair step fold is AMAZING!! love it :)

stampsilly71 said...

oh so lovely...the stair step card is stunning!!!!!

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with your step card!! I love these beach images, they are beautiful!!

Wendy said...

See what happens when you have a birthday, your mojo goes on overdrive!!! Look at the step card, frigin rocks girlfriend!!! I am going to LOVE this set, aren't I! I can't wait to use my winnings!!!! LOL

Michele L. said...

I love this card and stamp set. It's a must have!
Gret idea with making the stair step card. it really works!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are OUT of this world girlie! You are BLOWING me away with all of the gorgeousness here on your blog! These are both AMAZING!!!

marcelle schauer said...

Love both of the cards, they are fantastic, I now need to got to the beach.

Lillian Child said...

That folded card is perfect for this stamp design! You did a marvelous job on both!

Wilfreda said...

I really like both of these. They are gorgeous.

Kimberly S said...

Whoa...they are both absolutely gorgeous! I can definitely see where they would be a lot of work, but the results are amazing! :)

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW Jessica these ust have taken you forever! That step fold card is GREAT and it must have been so difficult to line up the image in the oval with the one on the background card as sort of a spotlight technique.

~Meredith

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

A stairstep card is PERFECT for this stamp set! Brilliantly executed! Love this set!

Holly aka Toy said...

*GASP* Flippin' amazing creations, Jess! The step card is a masterpiece!

Pam S. said...

Fabulous creations! love the spotlighted scene and stairsteps are definitely a fave!
Pam Going Postal

Rebecca said...

oh wow - stunning cards

Cassie_lu said...

both are amazing and the details just ROCK!

Chris said...

Totally gorgoeous and creative cards Jessica, I love what you've done with the stamps, such great ideas and details! Hugs.

Sheila D said...

This is fabulous. Great coloring and layout. The set looks amazing. Can't wait for its release.

Angie said...

Absolutely stunning!

Julie said...

Your cards are beautiful! I particularly like the result of the stair step card with the beach elements. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Boy, when you don't think it can get any better - these are amazing! Love your coloring. Great idea for the step card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Pam Varnell said...

Wowzers girl, these are both to die for. Love that watercoloring on the first (wowzers) and love that fold and scene on the second. Gorgeous all around.

Emily Keaton said...

What absolutely cool techniques you used to make these fab cards!!

Tanja said...

OMG; both cards are fantabulous!!! Just amazing!!!!

Cammy said...

WOW! Love them both! Especially the step.

Cathy said...

Jessica, I love both of your cards. I knew you would come up with a knock out card with this set. The step card is awesome, so many pieces on one card. Fabulous...

jigglymills said...

Incredible! I am so loving these cards! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Good fricken grief....QUIT MAKIN ME LOOK BAD!!!!

Barb Klusendorf said...

Love your card and the dimensions it gives
Barb

rhonda said...

your step card is amazing! what a fun fab idea!great job!

jan farnworth said...

very nice love the uniqueness of this card.

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful beautiful. Favorite is the step card.

Adirondack Annie said...

What wonderful cards! Love the coloring & style you use! These are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent w/ us.

Adirondack Annie said...

These are incredible cards! The coloring is superb & the styles are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talent w/ us.

margaret said...

Those 2 are great especially the 3-D card. What beautiful beaches. It makes me want summer even sooner.

corinna said...

I really love this stamp set and both of the cards. A great set for a stair step card for sure.

Irit Shalom said...

wow- you are talented!! great card and great set too

Lesley said...

I love both of these cards and, I'm sorry, but I can't imagine either one was what I'd call "easy"!

Sandra MacLean said...

My jaw hit the floor when I saw that accordian card Jess! I even showed the hubby it because I knew he'd appreciate it too! Fabulous job captain!

Eve said...

this card makes me feel like i'm on the beach right now, cuz of the folding (3D)! Very nice card!

BJ said...

Awesome Job on both cards!!!! Now I know that the DT loves this set. Me tooo!! You & all the entries that I have seen so far have gone all out with this set!!! Both your cards are stunning!!!
Thank You for participating in the hop.

dotygirl said...

WOW awesome card looks like the beach for sure wonderful work. Makes we want to head to the coast right now if the weather wasnt so rainy.