Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Release Previews Day One with The Craft's Meow

Welcome back to The Open Window.

Over the next five days, there is SO much to share
with you and I can't wait !

Let's get started with . . . 

Day #1 of 
New Release Previews

Each day this week, you will see one or two new sets
revealed and have a chance to win them all!

Before we get to it, I am so excited to welcome our
July Guest Designer at TCM...
Naomi Gong
She is super talented and I am so glad she
will be a part of the new release festivities.

Our first set was designed by my friend
Karen Baker called 'Hope Blooms' . . .

I so enjoy the designs that Karen brings us because
they are full of loveliness, thoughtfulness and simple beauty.

I colored the poppy using Copics.  I let it 'bleed' to lend to a
watercolor effect.  The beautiful papers are from Cosmo Cricket.
I created the borders using one of the new deep edge
punches from Martha Stewart.

Our next release preview . . .

is a stamp set designed by one of our newest illustrators,
Elizabeta Kushner called 'Ladies & Gents' . . .

No matter how hard I tried or whatever angle I came from,
I just couldn't get a good photo of this card.

I thought this was a perfect stamp to do a little paper-piecing, so I grabbed my
6x6 pads from BasicGrey
I thought it was fun to have the panel paper displaying clouds too!

I grabbed the abstract circle stamp from TCM's 'Typically Teen' set
because it makes the perfect sun.
I am nearly out of my pear-shaped gems, but I love using
these as raindrops.

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 and today, you have a chance to win one of two sets! Make sure you leave a comment
on the blog for a chance to win!

In Our Thoughts Project Recipe:
 Patterned Paper:  Tea for Two by Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Hope Blooms by The Craft's Meow
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento by Tsukineko, Copics 
Tools: Trellis Loop Deep Edge Border Punch 
by Martha Stewart Crafts

Rain or Shine Project Recipe:
 Patterned Paper:  Shine On & Serendipity from BasicGrey
Stamps: Ladies & Gents & Typically Teen 
both by The Craft's Meow
Ink: A Muse Studio
Tuxedo Black Memento by Tsukineko 
Embellishments: gems by White Blossom


~amy~ said...

Love them both but I especially love your Hope Blooms card...that pop of color is fab.

Jingle said...

Super cute cards, Julie!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are both great, love the way you colored the first one and the paper piercing on the second is great.

Vicki said...

Love the rain or shine project. Beautiful colours. TFS.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these cards! That border on the first is fantastic and love the bleeding of the flower, and I LOVE the raindrops on the second!

Kelly said...

love these. That bleed effect is pretty cool!

Lisa said...

Fabulous cards Julie! Love that great border punch on the first and your sweet paper pieced umbrella on the second!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards Julie! Love the vibrant red flower and cute umbrella!

Kara Lynne said...

Your cards really highlight these beautiful new stamps! I love that water color effect with the Copics, and your paper pieced umbrella too.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very pretty cards and love the card with tear drop gems


Lillian Child said...

Those raindrops just slay me - LOVE 'em!!!! And what vibrant color on that poppy! Just beautiful!

Geri said...

Love the water-y color of your bloom, and love the paper piecing (such a cute print for the umbrella!) and the sweet little raindrops! Both are so nice!!

Peggysuez said...

Love the paper piecing on the umbrella, both projects are fab!

Linda R. said...

Both cards are very pretty...love the raindrops on the second card!

Anonymous said...

Such great cards. I love the watercolor effect on your flower and the umbrella is super cute!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love that elegant poppy...it would be so fun to watercolor!