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)!

8 comments:

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

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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