Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TCM February Release Preview Day 4: Soaring High and Rejoice

The Craft's Meow

Thanks so much for visiting again today!  I have TWO new stamp sets to show you!  They are Soaring High, by Nina Brackett, (which will be this month's free gift with a $50.00 purchase}, and Rejoice, by Kaitlin Ord Long.

TCM Soaring High, Feb. 20

I got inky with the Soaring High set, first clear stamping and white embossing the beautiful dove, then using some blue distress inks to make a background by inking an acrylic stamp with them and spritzing with water, then "stamping" the block over my embossed bird.  I wiped off the excess inks, then sponged on some extra faded jeans ink to bring out the details in the stamp.  To finish I overstamped the sentiment in black.

TCM Rejoice, Feb 20

I was inspired by this wonderful sentiment in the new Rejoice set to make a rising sun design, using lots of different yellow and orange papers as my sun rays.  I distressed most of the shapes with orange marmalade distress ink before gluing everything down to my yellow background.  

I hope you'll visit The Craft's Meow blog to see what my team-mates and our February Guest Designer Lynn Mangan did with these lovely stamps.  Leave a comment at The Craft's Meow blog by 8:00 PM PST tonight for a chance to win BOTH of these new set!  And I hope you'll visit again tomorrow for the full reveal of all 5 new sets for our February release, along with a blog hop showcasing them (and a chance to win ALL FIVE new sets)!


  1. love the sun card! Very powerful words in a wonderful setting.
    Sandra ltb

  2. It is so fun to see you get all inky! The sky on your first card looks amazing! Love the gorgeous rays you created too! Beautiful work, my friend! :)

  3. Wow! These are both lovely! Beautiful inking.

  4. Love your distress ink renderings, Lin! Very pretty cards.

  5. All this inking from you - a huge treat. These messages are are strengthened by your lovely crafting, Lin.

  6. That blue background is perfect for that lovely dove and the rising sun design is perfect for that wonderful sentiment. Beautiful cards, Lin!

  7. Gorgeous use of the stamps!! Love these uplifting cards, Lin!


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