Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Technology Bytes / Tulip Sneak Peek

Welcome back for day two of our new release sneak peeks! If you arrived here from Iwona's Blog you are on the right track. If not, you may want to head on over to the TSG Blog for all of the details about this hop as well as to find out how you can win the sets being shown off today!!

I've had people tell me that they have been missing my 'sassy' style of stamp sets but with everything that has been going on in our lives recently, I just have not had the time to do any illustrating. But luckily I was bitten by the illustrating bug and decided to finish working on a stamp set idea that I have had written down in my 'idea sketch book' for a long time.

Technology Bytes has 3 images (desktop computer, laptop, cell phone) and a TON of sentiments that will crack you up!! There are probably some in there that aren't for the feint of heart though ;)
Technology Bytes is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 20 stamps and will sell for $18.

For my sample card I used this sentiment that is way too true!
Stamps: Technology Bytes (to be released Saturday evening 3/26/11)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pink Pirouette, white, Early Espresso, scraps from my scrap bin
Accessories: SU border punch, corner rounder, rhinestones, dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS

*Create card base, round bottom corners
*Cut first layer from light pink DP, round corners, adhere to card base
*Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock (making sure to leave room for image), mat with darker pink DP, add border punched strips behind that layer and adhere all to cardbase.
*Stamp image onto separate piece of cardstock, color, blend, cut out and adhere to card using dimensionals
One of my all time mini TSG stamp sets has got to be the beautiful Sweet Pea that Chris illustrated last year! I have had so much fun creating with it that I knew that it was time to have another similar set for those of you that love it just as much :)

One of the things that makes Sweet Pea such a favorite of mine is the that you can layer the flowers to give your card wonderful depth and I'm happy to say that this gorgeous new Tulip is the same!

Tulip is a 3x4 stamp set that includes a total of 8 stamps and will sell for $7.
For my card I did lots of layering and used lots of itty bitty dimensionals and got just the look I was going for :) I tried a new technique for the image frame (that I picked up from the fabulous Jodi) where you draw a line around the panel to give it some added visual appeal.
Stamps: Tulip (to be released this Saturday evening 3/26/11)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Momento Toffee
Paper: Black, White, CTMH (thanks Corinna!!), scraps from my scrap bin
Accessories: Ribbon, SU Scallop border punch, dimensionals, Copic multiliner, dimensionals, SU word window punch, SU punch, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, rhinestones, red Copic marker, sewing machine, Nestabilities, sponge

*Create card base from black cardstock
*Cut black DP layer, stitch with sewing machine, mat in white and adhere to card base
*Cut red strip of DP, stitch edges, mat in white
*Cut yellow strip of DP, stitch edges, add scalloped black cardstock to top, adhere horizontally to vertical red layer. Wrap ribbon around the front and adhere entire thing to card base. Add bow towards bottom.
*Stamp sentiment on white, mat in black DP, add rhinestones (clear rhinestones that were colored with a red Copic marker to match) to edges and adhere to card base using dimensionals.
*Die cut oval with Nestabilities, stamp image & sentiment.
*Place die back on top of oval, lightly sponge Toffee ink close to edges, use Copic Multiliner to draw frame using the Nestability as a guide. Make sure to avoid drawing lines to close to image/sentiment.
*Color image with Prismacolors, Blend with OMS. If you would like, you can stamp the image onto a separate piece of cardstock multiple times, color, cut and layer on top of original Tulip for more depth.

The next stop on this hop is Jessie!! Thanks for stopping by :)


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

Loving the sentiments on both of these cards! Great samples, can't wait to see the full sets.

Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the sassy sentiments of the the 1st stamp set!!! Can't wait to see the whole set.

Marisa said...

I am having so much fun seeing all the tulip cards as tulips are my favorite flower! Gorgeous work on yours. Love the laptop card too. Wondering if we all used the image of what we work on at home LOL! Two great cards and sets :)

Susan Hogan said...

Love the layout and sentiment onthe first csrd - interesting. The second tulip card is simple lovely.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah, I love both of the cards that tulip is gorgeous but lots of potential in the other set of stamps too! TFS
Shaz in oz.x

Julye said...

Fun first card and elegant second thanks for sharing.

dinosaur said...

I am excited to see both of these sets. Nice cards!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH! These ROCK girlie! Of course, your tech card is DARLING, but you know I LOVE that tulip card! Doesn't that simple frame add SO much pop! GORGEOUS layout and I LOVE all the layers too!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I LOOOOOOVE your Technology Bytes set Jessica - SHE'S BACK!! Sassy and spectacular! WOO HOO! (is 'is there an app for that?' as a sentiment? LOL!) I can't wait to get my hands on it, I can already tell it is terrific! I love your cards today, the layout and sentiment of your tech card and that big bow on the tulip card is pretty.

Tamara said...

Beautiful cards!!
I love the tulip set!
xx Tamara

Karen Giron said...

Oh goodness, Jessica! I am in LOVE with this Technology Bites set and your card is darling! The tulip card is gorgeous - love the border penned in around the image and sentiment too!

ChristineCreations said...

Hee hee I love that you made the tech card so fun and feminine :) Too cute! Great set lady!

Love the boldness in your tulip card with the black, so sharp Jessica!

Katie Skiff said...

Very beautiful!! I am so excited about ALL of these, but I am so excited to see the tech. one. esp. with the sentiments I've seen!!

Tanya said...

Both are beautiful! Love seeing the computer image with more girlie papers. And the second, * sigh * just gorgeous!

Anita said...

Wow! I love the technology set. I can't wait to see the rest of the set. These are amazing cards!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous designs, Jessica! Love 'em both!

Chelle said...

Gorgeous cards.

Sue D said...

Great sentiment on the first and I like the color combo on the second.

Michelle B. said...

So much variety and techniques, great job ladies! Your cards are beautiful.

Shannon said...

Your computer card cracked me up. Love the sentiment!

Shirley N said...

Wonderful cards, both of them! Love your color combos, your layouts and your images!

Melissa said...

I am so happy to see some funny stuff coming our way - I really love your humor! I can't wait to get this!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

LOL, that first card is too funny! ANd your second card is gorgeous!

jigglymills said...

The technology set has some awesome sentiments! Can't wait! Your tulip card is beautiful and classy. Love them!

Cathy said...

Great cards, love your tulip card. It is so pretty

Heather said...

Love the pink computer, great idea :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are both fabulous!! The second one is so different for you, but I LOVE it!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Way to go on making a computer look just so pretty and feminine!! LOVE both of them

Jackie said...

Oh I think these sentiments are just getting better and better! I am so looking forward to the full sets! So fun!

Jo said...

Pretty cards!