Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June Release Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps June Release Blog Hop!  As always, I think you'll be delighted with the new  products and you'll find a lot of fun inspiration with what the DT have come up with today too!

My first card is made with the new set Under His Wings - what a wonderful image which is easy to color with shading already done for you and a beautiful script background. 
The sentiments include encouraging Bible verses about being under the protective and loving wings of God.
I also used the Light of Christmas script bg on the kraft card base.  I masked the bird to sponge a teal ink background.  My little bird may not be a typical one you'd see in your yard or garden but I think it has a little bit of an exotic look!
All edges have been distressed with SU's Soft Suede ink, and I finished with a twine bow and button.
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Under His Wings
Kraft cardstock
SU Taken with Teal, Lucky Limeade cardstock
Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles 
Twine
October Afternoon buttons
Copics
SU Soft Suede ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Echo Park Dots and Stripes dp

The butterflies in the set New Beginnings are going to be an absolute favorite with me, especially with the matching die set!  I love the sharp, crisp image they create and how the die-cut butterflies add so much dimension.
I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the background panel and stamped one of the beautiful sentiments from the set on the upper half.  All the sentiments in this set have encouraging and meaningful words and quotes about change and new beginnings.
I added a Memory Box vine in black along the bottom and pearl accents, trying to leave enough white space to keep a somewhat clean and simple look.
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps New Beginnings 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Butterflies die set
Memory Box Delicate Vine die
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pearls
Copics
Time to hop on and check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with!  Here's a complete list of everyone participating today!
                        Bridget Finlay - you are here!
DJ Rants
Korin Sutherland 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come to the Release Party in the Splitcoaststampers Members Forum tonight at 8:00 pm EST.  As always, there'll be fun chat, challenges and full reveals!


48 comments:

Kim said...

Stunning creations Bridget! Always such beautiful cards...love both!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful colors on this Bridget! love the bird and the text bg stamping!

Indy said...

Your coloring is stunning! I am in love with your first card!

Lori said...

WOW!! *mouth hung open in awe!* Your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS!

EstherT said...

I love the elegant look to these cards - great work!

Cathymac said...

Both cards are gorgeous Bridget! I love all SNSS sets, but particularly the bird images, and this one is no exception! Both of your beautiful cards have such a supportive and comforting message! Every detail on both...perfect!

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous, Bridget! Love the bold colors.

Emily Painter-Davis said...

WOW~
Gorgeous gorgeous colouring on that first card. Stunning.
And the 2nd is great too. Love these new sets.
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Patricia said...

The bird image seems to glow against the kraft background! So pretty! I love the pops of color the butterflies give to the second card. The embossing is great, too.

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, that bird card is gorgeous! And your CAS butterfly card is beautiful!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Bridget!! Your coloring is fantastic.
HUGS!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! The colors on the first one are just so brilliant and vivid. Love it!

Theresa said...

WOW!!! Absolutely stunning cards! The vivid colors are amazing! And the stamps....I get more excited with each blog on this hop!!

synthis said...

Absolutely beautiful! :D

Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I'm especially loving the bird with script image! Love the color palette you chose!

Barbie said...

I love the unexpected color combination on the bird card. Perfect!

LisaMom said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

jan farnworth said...

stunning cards love the bright colors.

Krissy said...

Beautiful cards! I'm really into butterfly cards lately, so I'm loving your creation!

merrymstamper said...

Your bird card just makes me want to burst out in song!! wow, your colouring is fabulous! your butterfly card is so pretty also.

Mary Kruschke said...

The teal & lime colors are exotic together! If the bird set is easy to color..it's for me. Thanks for your great ideas!

Basslady said...

this is awesome! i love the powerful colours of the butterflies!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the bird image!! Beautiful color choices on the bird card!!

Sue D said...

Love the colors on the bird card and very pretty butterfly card--I like the embossing.

Karen L said...

I love both of your cards, but that bird one is amazing!! Your color technique makes it glow!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So beautiful!!! TFS

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow I love both cards - I especially love the bird card - those colors are gorgeous!!

Candace said...

Bridget, both of your cards are SO beautiful! I especially love the color combo in the first one!

Cottage Crafter said...

Love the bird Bridget, but those butterflies are wonderful. Love it when the dies match the stamp. As usual you colored them beautifully.

Kathleen said...

The cards are stunning...your 1st one just grabs my attention.

Carol E said...

Very beautiful cards, love the coloring and color you choose, and the sentiment on the second card is my very favorite. Thank you so much for creating and sharing them.

LAURA OWEN said...

You are very detailed. I love your color combination on your first card/ The bird is great!

DJ Rants said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I love the bright, beautiful colors you used on this gorgeous bird!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

SO pretty, Bridget. I love the BG stamp with the music on the bird card. Perfect!

Stephanie said...

Oh so pretty!!!

Lynne said...

Both cards are wonderful. Your coloring is exceptional. Love the embossing on the butterfly card.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

really beautiful especially the first one, the bird is gorgeous!

Denisse said...

Your cards are stunning! The colors are so beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful! The music is always a favorite of mine, and I love the way your butterflies pop!

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous cards!! I'm a new follower!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

beautiful card designs, love them both

Joan said...

I love both cards because of the beautiful colors. The butterfly card is so crisp & clear. Terrific job.

Pati said...

Wow!! Love the colors of both of your cards, very pretty stamps and creations you made with them!! Cool layout and combo of stamps, shapes & colors on the first. Love the white & black with the beautiful colorful butterflies.

Judy Jackson said...

I love both of your cards! Exquisite coloring and shading!

Judy Jackson said...

I love both of your cards! Exquisite coloring and shading!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Bridget. Love the colors, the textures... the delicate die-cuts look fabulous! Hope you get to stamp more soon!

Jessica said...

OH Bridget!!! Your bird card is outstanding - I feel a case coming on... I love your style!

Susie said...

Bridget these are beautiful cards using the June release. You're a terrific designer and always present such lovely offerings that inspire our hearts and encourage our creativity. Thank you.