Monday, August 19, 2013

The Craft's Meow August Release Preview Day 3: Folk Art Blooms and Jar of Sunshine

The Craft's Meow

Welcome back to our third day of previews of our August stamp releases at The Craft's Meow!  Today we're showcasing Nina Brackett's latest designs, and she has outdone herself once again!   She calls the first one Folk Art Blooms.  This set includes all solid images of 3 different flowers in 2 sizes each, plus various leaves to compliment them.  I loved working with this set!

TCM Aug 19 Folk Art Blooms

I really have grown to love masking, so I made a card using the masked sentiment technique and used only one of the flower designs in both sizes, some leaves, and one of the centers from another of the flowers.  The sentiment is from a set we debuted earlier this release, Potted Garden.   This card is one layer, with just the addition of some aqua and yellow pearls.

Nina's 2nd set today is called Jar of Sunshine, and it consists of  a canning jar, along with a straw, an lemon/orange slice, a gorgeous spray of roses, and 5 different sentiments in this chalkboard style.  I went off the path a bit with my card, remembering my favorite old-fashioned blue canning jars that I treasure.  

TCM Aug 19 Jar of Sunshine

I used Nina's flower wrap motif from the set, along with some design papers from My Mind's Eye (Indie Chic) and Pebbles (Family Ties), and some cork paper for my scalloped edge.  

Don't forget to visit The Craft's Meow Blog and leave a comment there by 8:00 PM PDT this evening for a chance to win both of these sets by Nina!!  The random winner will be announced there tomorrow when we unveil our final stamp set for this month.  

See you tomorrow!


  1. beautiful cards Lin. I love seeing all the different cards that the Team make with the same stamp sets. Yours today are awesome

  2. so pretty!! love the flowers on the masked card!! beautiful colors too!

  3. What a fun set! And love how you used it with the "folksy" colors, too. I gotta try this masking technique....I've been away so long I've forgotten how to craft! Ha. Love this, Lin.

  4. Such beautiful fresh stamp designs! I love your cards, Lin! You always inspire me.

  5. These are so pretty, Lin! I love the color combo on the 1st one and the cork scallop on the 2nd one.

  6. I love working with flower stamps and these are amazing - love what you did with them! Loving that jar too :)

  7. Gorgeous inking on both cards, Lin! The one layer card is simply perfect! I also love the added cork on the 2nd card--truly homey and delightful!

  8. I love those Folk Art Blooms and your masking is impeccable Lin! Beautiful colours too!


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