Monday, October 22, 2012

The Craft's Meow October Release Preview - day 1

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Welcome!  Today we are beginning the October unveiling of the new The Craft's Meow stamps for Christmas!!  Today I and the other DT members will be showing you 2 sets: Christmas Angel, by Nina Brackett, and Hearth and Home, designed by Elizabeta Kushner.

 TCM Oct preview day 1, Christmas Angel

I paper-pieced Nina's beautiful angel, stamping the wings and heat embossing them in gold embossing powder on a printed honey cardstock.  The dress and body were stamped in black ink; the dress on another marbled creamy design paper, and the head and arms on white cardstock, and colored in with alcohol markers.  Here's a closer photo to show the glimmer of gold on the wings and the subtle printed patterns on her gown and wings.

TCM Christmas Angel, detail

The sentiment is from Luke 2:14, and is one of several equally lovely sentiments included in this set.  

And here's my card using the Hearth and Home set:

TCM Oct preview day 1, Hearth & Home

This set has many varied elements; I chose the holly branch and jingle bells, and the accompanying sentiment.  The holly branch was stamped 4 times on white cardstock, then colored with alcohol markers, and cut out, adding some Ranger Glossy Accents to the berries for some dimension and shine.  They were then arranged on the music paper along with the sentiment cut into a banner shape.  I stamped the jingle bells once on white, and again on a pearly gold paper coloring the ribbon on the white and piecing in the gold bells, before popping them above my holly.  

Please pop over to The Craft's Meow blog to see what Guest Designer Emily Keaton  and my other teamies made with these 2 new sets.  You have a chance to win both these sets by commenting there!  I hope you'll come back tomorrow and Wednesday to see previews of 4 other Christmas sets!!  And on Thursday all of them will become available at The Craft's Meow Store.

Glory to God supplies:
Cardstock: white
Design Papers:  unknown scraps
Stamps: TCM Christmas Angel
Inks: VersaFine onyx black and Versamark (wings)
Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold
Markers: Letraset flexmarkers
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares

Jingle All the Way supplies:
Cardstock: green, white, pearly gold
Design Papers: The Paper Studio Textured Cream Sheet Music (Hobby Lobby), Authentique Festive
Stamps: TCM Hearth and Home
Markers: Letraset flexmarkers
Ranger Glossy Accents to highlight berries

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Lin! I can tell you had fun creating them, too.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the second one with the music background. The holly leaves stands out against the background.

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  3. Wow! I love how the wings look with the gold embossing Lin! Fabulous card! And I adore your second one too! Lovely colouring.

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  4. Beautiful cards Lin! Congratulations on your new design team~

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  5. They are both beautiful, but I love the one with the holly and the music background.

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  6. You knocked your first Craft's Meow DT post out of the park, Lin! Both cards are fabulous!

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  7. Beautiful Lin. Great sentiments.

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  8. Beautiful! Loving the gold on the first one, and what a wonderful sentiment/verse!

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  9. Lin, your cards are absolutely stunning!! Your coloring? Out of this world. And aren't blue and gold just meant for each other at Christmas? That angel was begging to be embossed in gold. I love how you did just her wings in gold. What a great idea!

    PS Thanks for all of your help!!!

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  10. These are wonderful, Lin! I love the musical background and that row of holly!!

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  11. Lin, your cards are fantastic! I love the blue/gold combo on your angel card.

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  12. Beautiful cards, Lin! I have a thing for Christmas angels...I collect them for our mantle, as a matter of fact...so I am very partial to the first card! Great paper piecing and embossing...perfect touches!

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  13. LOVE your angle card, Lin - she looks pretty spectacular with her golden wings and the contrast of the blue background is perfect with that pretty honey colour. Your holly and music card is gorgeous, what beautiful work :)

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  14. Your angel card is just breathtaking Lin and your second design just warms my heart!

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  15. Both cards are stunning! The angel is gorgeous against the blue background and the holly has fantastic dimension! TFS

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  16. Way to rock your DT work, Lin! I love the embossing and layering for the first card! I also love the 2nd card's background and color treatment! Beautiful!

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  17. what totally awesome cards Lin. The way you pieced the Angel is incredible. Love the second card too with the beautiful music and the holly.

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  18. LOVE Both Cards Lin....Just Gorgeous!!

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  19. I love that card with the text background! It is so full of cheer!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!