Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Craft's Meow August Preview Day 1: Potted Garden and Cottage Garden

The Craft's Meow

Welcome to our first day of previews of our newest stamps being released this month at The Craft's Meow!  Today we're introducing 2 stamp sets by our newest designer, Clare Buswell, and I know that you will love her designs!  Being the flower lover that I am, I couldn't wait to get these ones inky!

Her first set today is called Potted Garden.  She's included 2 floral motifs and 5 sentiments in a lovely font.  Here's the card I made:

TCM Potted Garden, Aug 17

I chose this bucket of geraniums and colored the image with markers before cutting it out.  Then I found some washi tapes in the same colors and arranged them on my card front, popping the image above them. All that remained was to stamp my sentiment.  (don't you love Clare's mix of fonts?)

Clare's next set is called Cottage Garden, and it's one of our big sets, including almost any garden flower you can think of, 7 different sentiments, again in a mixed font, and she even thought of other details like butterflies, a garden bench, and stones to mix in with the flowers!  I chose these hollyhocks for my card this time, and stamped a panel full of them, again coloring them with markers.

TCM August release Cottage Garden

Please visit The Craft's Meow Blog today to see all the other fantastic samples that my team-mates made using these 2 sets, and while you're there, don't forget to leave a comment by 8:00 PM PDT for a chance to win these 2 amazing sets!  

And please come back to visit me tomorrow as we continue the previews all week of our new stamps!  Thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Lin, love both cards but have to say, how you used the washi tape on the first card, is just beautiful, love it.

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  2. Love both your cards Lin - so pretty! Especially the hollyhocks... (looks like you masked stamped them?). I dream of a gorgeous cottage garden where I can grow lots of them! Rx

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  3. both cards are so beautiful Lin. The colours you've chosen are just so pretty and compliment the stamps beautifully.

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  4. Beautiful colouring, Lin, on these pretty cards. YOu use washi tape with such flair :)

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  5. So pretty !! Love the washi!!

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  6. Such sweet soft colors with these flowers - love them AND what amazing cutting around your bucket of flowers card :)

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  7. Gorgeous creations, I love what you did with the hollyhocks! I'll have to CASE that one!! Thanks so much for your fabulous samples!

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  8. Pretty cards and LOVE how you used the washi tape :)

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  9. You make these cards with your distinctive signature style! LOVE them both!

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  10. I really like your design ideas. The Washi Tape looks wonderful as a background. The Hollyhocks look beautiful and I like the simple ribbon and butterfly. Great colors and beautiful job! These sets look awesome.
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  11. These are so pretty, Lin! I love how you colored the blooms on both.

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