Monday, March 11, 2013

Sweet 'n Sassy March Blog Hop Day 3: Nature Sihouettes 2 + Dies

Welcome to Day #3 of your March Release Features!  

Today's featured set is..

Nature Silhouettes 2
And check out the matching bird dies!
This fantastic duo is a must-have.  Imagine the gorgeous cards you'll make!  The possibilities are endless AND this stamp set also coordinates so well with our other silhouette sets!
  • Set includes 13 images
  • Set measures approximately 4"x6"
  • Queen Anne's Lace image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $16
  • Die set is priced at $9.75
Let me show you the projects I made with this pretty set and coordinated dies.

Beautiful scene: I always wanted to create a scene and when I saw this set I knew I could do it. If you don't mind inkinng your fingers, this card is for you :) Lots of fun sponging.

  • Make card base from White cardstock.
  • Cut a panel from White cardstock (3.25" x 4.5"). Die-cut a circle and use the negative piece to sponge the sun with Mustard Seed Distress. The sponge from bottom to top with the following colors: Dried Marigold, Wild honey, Spiced Marmalade, then add little bit of Victorian Velvet.
  • Stamp image in Black Archival Ink.
  • Stamp sentiment in Memento Gray Flannel. Die-cut and emboss it with Circle Nestabilities.
  • Die-cut bird from Black Cardstock, adhere it to image.
  • Adhere a piece of Yellow Cardstcok and add stitches.
  • Add panel to card base.
  • Add pearls.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: White Neenah (CutCardstock), Yellow (GKD)
  • Ink: Black Archival, Mustard Seed Distress, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sponges.
  • Embellishments: Pearls.

All the earth: This is a 4.25" square card, for this card I die-cut the bird and feather in different colors.

  • Make card base from Kraft CS. 4.25" square card. Stamp sentiment.
  • Cut a panel from Ivory CS (3.75" square), create a circle window and emboss. Add to card with foam tape.
  • Die-cut bird and feathers and adhere them to card.
  • Tie on jute twine and add a paper flower.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Ivory, White, Yellow, Orange (GKD)
  • Stamp: Sentiment from Morning Glory (SNSS)
  • Ink: Black Archival (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Embossing folder, Jute twine, Paper Flower (Recollections), Pop dots.

Check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails below.
Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away this fantastic stamp set AND die set to one lucky commenter!  
The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, March 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, March 14th.
Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!


Cathymac said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Gio, but the sponging on the first one is simply stunning! Gorgeous creations!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I really like the scene you created on the first one.

Sherry said...

beautiful cards!! love them both!!

the primitive country bug said...

both of your cards are just beautiful! I really like the silhouettes sets.

Jonia said...

Really two beautiful examples for us to drool over. Thanks for making me know I can't live without this set!:)

Stampin_melissa said...

Both cards are beautiful, but that first card is just stunning!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are lovely, Giovana. I especially like the sponged sunset!

muscrat said...

What a beautiful sunset!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the sunset colors!

garden gal said...

beautiful cards! Really like the sponged sunset on the first but I also like the embossed background on the second card.

Jayne said...

I love the sunset card and the use of the dies. So nice.

Caroline said...

Stunning! Especially love the first card with the sun in the background. Wonderful job stamping the'd never know it wasn't one long stamp. Great job!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...that first card is just stunning!

Just Me said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the scene of the first one.

Kathy D said...

Striking colors and design in the first. Love the natural/neutral tone of the second card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Both of your cards are pretty Giovana but that first one is SPECTACULAR! Oh, I love the vibrant look of that beautifully sponged sunset - such wqrmth you created! - against the contrast that that adorable black birdie silhouette, GORGEOUS!!

Mary Kruschke said...

Giovana, your cards are fabulous. I so adore your taste & style. Thank you for sharing!

momandmec said...

Both cards are wonderful...but just love the bright colors and sponging on the first one!

itzamitzi said...

I like both cards, but my eye is really drawn to the bright sunset of the first one. I can just hear that bird singing.

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards are beautiful! Your backgrounds are great. Thanks for including the instructions.

Bonnie Worley said...

Both cards are beautiful! Your backgrounds are great. Thanks for including the instructions.

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous cards Giovana! I absolutely LOVE the first one! Thanks for the tutorials - I really want to try both of them!

Kris B said...

Both you cards are BEAUTIFUL!! What a gorgeous sunrise! Love how you popped up the frame around the sentiment in the second card! Wonderful!! TFS God bless!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Giovana. The sponging is fabulous on the first one and the circle opening looks great with the feathers on the second. Also like the textures!

Zella said...

You certainly created a BEAUTIFUL scene! Both cards are great.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful and creative artwork! You've showcased these new sets with style!

ajax said...

Thanks so much for showing us these beautiful cards and telling us how to create them. They are both stunning. I love the sponging of the setting sun in the first one. The second is also unique. love the bird and the feathers.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

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Catherine Kraft said...

Fabulous cards! The first one is so beautiful with your shading, such a wonderful sunset.....says summer! Your second card is a total change of feeling~ soft with a pop of color. Love what you created! Blessings~

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are gorgeous, I love the scene you created on the first one. TFS

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

Great cards. I love the sponged card with the orange and yellow so pretty with the silhouette.

Pati said...

Beautiful sun scene! Love your sponging & silhouette stamping. Also love that new bird on a branch die, how fun!

Die Cut Lady said...

So pretty.

Jo4Him said...

Wonderful cards; love the colors in the 1st one. Both are very creative. Thanks for sharing

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

Both cards are beautiful - but I especially liked the sun and the colors on the first exceptionally well.... What a great set of stamps and dies. I've never used silhouette stamps/dies before. This makes me ready to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori said...

Stunning cards Giovana!!