Wednesday, April 18, 2012

True Friends ...

 Hello and welcome in to The Open Window!

I am so excited about today's post for two reasons.

Firstly, it is Day 2 of the New Release Previews for

 Each day this week, you will see a new set
revealed and have a chance to win a set each day!

The other reason  I am super excited is because my friend
and TCM Illustrator Karen Baker, is sharing her
very first stamp set today !
She is so excited and I must admit, I am so excited for her!

It's called 'Inspired by Audrey'
and is just a wonderfully elegant stamp set.

For this card, I pulled out paper from My Mind's Eye to lay the
'wallpaper' for my background.
I stamped the beautiful frame and chain on the top panel.
On a separate coordinating piece of paper, stamped the sentiment and laid
it over the oval.  I then stamped the additional flourishes from the set
and embellished with gems and pearls.

From there, it was a matter of adding the lace and seam binding
to finish dressing it up.

Can you see why I am so excited about this set?
It's a beauty and just wait till you see
the rest of this set  !!!

Make sure you pop by
and check out the fabulous-ness
from all of the designers.
TCM is giving away a new release set
each day, so make sure you leave a comment
on the blog for a chance to win!

I am so glad you stopped by today and I hope
you will plan to come by each day this week
so you don't miss a thing!

Spring is Here Project Recipe:
Patterned Paper: So Sophie Graceful Collection by My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Inspired by Audrey by The Craft's Meow
Embellishments: gems from Martha Stewart Crafts & Little Yellow Bicycle
Lace from The Paper Studio, seam binding from Hug Snug


Miriam Prantner said...

What a great color combination! Loving this stamp set, it's so elegant and classic!

Kara Lynne said...

Just LOVE what you did with the stamp set! This is gorgeous!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Julie. Can't wait to see the full reveal.

Scrappin Abby said...

Lovely card..purple is my fave & I love Audrey Hepburn. I can't wait to see the rest of the stamp set :)

Lisa said...

Glorious card Julie! Can't wait to see Karen's entire set, these sneak peeks are real teasers!!

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Julie! I know I am going to love this set! This is one of my favorite projects from today's sneak peek :)

Geri said...

This is so pretty, Julie! I love the colors together, and that paper goes with the frame perfectly. Love the jewels, too! It's a fave!

Susan said...

Great use of paper and lace to highlight this fabulous sentiment.

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is simply STUNNING Julie! The colors and patterns you used are so rich and elegant!!! LOVE it! :)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful stamp and an amazingly gorgeous card!!

Lagene said...

OHHHhhhh my Goodness!!!!! This is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!!!

Morgan said...

I am LOVING your card! I want one just to hang on my wall!

Karen B. said...

You've nailed this stamp set! Wow, what a gorgeous creation! love the mix of gems and pearls!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Love your card. it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Amy Jones #8546

beadz said...

Julie, I love the colors that you chose for your card, just lovely! I'm so enjoying playing along with the very talented Craft's Meow Team this month!

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous...seems to be a purple kind of day:)

Jessica said...

You hit this one out of the ballpark, Julie! I love the patterns and colors together so much!