Many of you shared some heartfelt stories with me during the sneak peek of today's set. You all had heartfelt memories connected with the Lily of the Valley, and that makes me twice as thrilled to share all of my projects with you today!
Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley is the 4th addition to my popular monthly series. Featuring sentiments that are interchangeable between the sets as well as "month" stamps that can be combined to make a calendar, these sets are must haves!
- Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley will be available for sale on May 15th.
- It will retail for $15.
- Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley contains a total of 7 stamps (1 large flower, 1 small bud cluster and 5 sentiments)
- The sentiments are interchangeable with the other stamps in the Year of Flowers series: Violets, Daffodils and Sweet Peas.
I also wanted to let you know a bit more about a new sentiment set that is being released this month, Inside & Out: Thank You. It's chock full of wonderfully heartwarming phrases that are sized appropriately for the interior of cards, but can also be adapted for the front cover as well. These sentiments will always give you the perfect things to say.
- Inside & Out: Thank You will be available for sale on May 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- Inside & Out: Thank You contains a total of 17 stamps (12 large interior sentiments and 5 "thank you" stamps, each in a different font)
- These sentiments are part of an ongoing Inside & Out series. Inside & Out: Baby is part of this collection thus far.
I'm thrilled to share a few projects with you that I created with these sets. Let's get started!
I stamped this stunningly detailed image onto my kraft card front with Noir Black Palette ink. I love the scale of these flowers because they easily fill up a whole cover, taking most of the work out of the project for you!
After all of my coloring was completed, I swiped the white ink pad around the edges of the focal point. I ran the white card cover through my Big Shot with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. Then adhered the focal point to the card.
I stamped this sentiment (from the Lily of the Valley set) in Noir Black Palette ink directly over the coloring I did a few moments ago. I tied a bit of Rustic Jute Button Twine around the card base, just under the sentiment, as a finishing touch.
This is one of my personal favorites tonight because of the unusual color scheme for me, Melon Berry & Terracotta Tile. I also think that I was able to create a completely different look with the large bloom stamp when compared to the las project. You know me, I love a set with variety!
I stamped the Lily of the Valley onto Melon Berry cardstock using Terracotta Tile ink. After letting it dry a few minutes, I went back in with my R02 Copic marker and colored in a few select portions of the flowers. The tone on tone effect is amazing!
When I was done coloring, I rounded the corners and used the Woodgrain Impression Plate with it. Adding that texture gave the project a more modern feel I think.
I love adding color to our silk ribbons with Copic markers. Today's project is no exception. I used R02 & E08 Copic markers on either side of the 3/8" ribbon. The way the ink bleeds into the ribbon from both sides gives almost a tie-dye/graduated effect.
Here is a closeup of the bow I created with my ribbon. I tied it around the Kraft sentiment strip and affixed a small Dark Chocolate button to it's center using Rustic Button Twine.
And last but not least, the card's interior. I stamped the Lily of the Valley image again in Terracotta Tile ink. I then added the sentiment (from Inside & Out: Thank You) in Dark Chocolate, slightly overlapping the flowers. Love howthis turned out! Not to mention heartfelt!
This is a really simple project featuring the bright, vibrant Hawaiian Shores color that joined our store two months ago. I started by stamping the Lily of the Valley images on the card cover using Fresh Snow ink. I then outlined it's perimeter with black pen.
I stamped one of the medallions from Giga Guide Lines with Aqua Mist
ink onto the new tab. Then "thank you" (from the Lily of the Valley
set) is added in black. Three small rhinestones were added above it.
Last, I wanted to show you a fun vellum card that I created. The card base is created from our Vellum Cardstock, with a white mat, slightly smaller than the card, is adhered to the inside of the back cover. The Mat Stack 1 die was used to cut the front cover so it could serve as a window to have a peek at the inside.
And here we are, finally to the interior you've been waiting to see in it's entirety! I got to thinking that if these floral images were colored with some vibrant color schemes they could very much represent other varieties of flowers.
I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that I have shared with your today! I truly love the Year of Flowers series and I just know that once you try one, you'll need to collect the whole set! What are your first impression of the new Lily of the Valley set? And what about the Inside & Out: Thank you sentiments? We would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment today to be entered to win an amazing prize package!
- Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley stamp set
- Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas stamp set
- Year of Flowers: Daffodils stamp set
- Year of Flowers: Violets stamp set
- Inside & Out: Thank You stamp set
This prize package is valued at nearly $85, so be sure to enter! You have until Friday, May 14th, 7am EST to leave a comment. One comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced by noon EST on our May Release Winners page. Good luck to everyone!
Michelle Wooderson has even more inspiration using the new Lily of the Valley set today!
Alli Miles is showcasing hr new set, Take Three: Summer on her blog today.
Melissa Bickford has a little something to share with her new Background Basics: Geometrics set.
Beth Silaika delves into her new set, Get to the Point.
Lisa Johnson has some exciting things to show you with her new set, Just for You.
Heather Nichols is showing the possibilities of Fillable Frames #4 today.
Dawn McVey shares her new set, Aloha, as well as her new Color Couture Collection for May.
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