Sunday, July 14, 2013

Meadow Greens

ETA:  I forgot to add my inspiration pieces.  They are now in place.  :)

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink July countdown and the second design team group post day. Today's group post is all about the new set Meadow Greens. What a stunning stamp set this truly is!  It's perfect for creating cards for many occasions in either a feminine or masculine style.  I have one of each style to share with you today. Check it out...
Up first, masculine.  Here's my inspiration piece, found here.
I began by stamping the two fern branches (in soft stone, limeade ice and new leaf) randomly along the base of the card front. 
Layered a sentiment and finished the card off with a couple of shimmer black cardstock strips stapled into place.
Now a feminine look.  Inspiration piece found here.
I've combined Meadow Greens with Watercolor Wonder for a stunning look.  Here's How:  For a more natural look, I've misted the inked up watercolor stamps with a few light sprays of water before stamping.
I began by embossing the stem, flower and leaf image in clear embossing powder.  Then the sentiment in black.
Here's A Tip:  After stamping the moistened image over the embossing, I quickly wiped away the ink from the embossing using a baby wipe.  Just A Note:  If you are looking for a bolder look from your stamped image use white embossing powder. 

Well, that's all I've got for you today. Just remember... Meadow Greens and dies will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning July 15th


Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maile

21 comments:

  1. Two beautiful card! Thanks for the tips.

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  2. Great pairings of stamp sets with the new Meadow Greens. Fun to see it with a contemporary spin!

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  3. Such lovely cards...love the colors you selected. This stamp set promises to be my next new favorite.
    -- Connie C.

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  4. Beautiful cards Maile! Love the CAS style of the first card and the gorgeous colours and water colour effect of the second.

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  5. You never disappoint me. Again, you gorgeous cards are inspirational.

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE them BOTH!!!!!!!!!!:) (THIS would be THE SET TO WIN!!!!!!) :)

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  7. I am so loving this set and what you've done with it is outstanding!!

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  8. You've done it again, Maile!

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  9. Wow, very pretty cards! Love the stone & green ferns used for a CAS masculine card. Love the bright colors & your use of the watercolor set with the embossed Queen Anne's Lace, cool effect! Artsy, bright & cheery!

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  10. Love the two completely different looks for this set <3

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  11. Oh my gosh, stunning work, Maile - the water colour style card is phenomenal :)

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  12. Love that you took this set in both masculine and feminine directions. Absolutely fabulous cards!

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  13. Lovely cards! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration ... & enabling! LOL

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  14. Nobody knows how to work an angle like you do, Maile. The additions are so subtle but add so much to the design. Thanks for the tips on recreating the watercolor card.

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  15. Lovely cards, Maile. But, Oh how I wish you'd have given the recipe for them. That is a real plus!

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  16. Great inspiration and awesome cards! Loving them both!

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