Today, we're looking to the skies with our product introductions, focusing on all things celestial.  We've got several new companion products we think you're going to enjoy, as well as the next installment in the Quoted stamp series.  Let's get right to the projects!

 

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These gorgeously detailed sun & moon images give you all kinds of versatility in the way they are designed. You can pair half a sun with a script half circle sentiments for an extra stylish look. Or go more traditional and create a full sun. The moon can be used alone, or layered on top of half the sun since they were designed to the same scale. The sentiments make the celestial images perfect for many occasions. 

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Available for purchase May 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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A quick and easy way to create a celestial sky with lots of finite detail. Use the main background strip as is, or make the stars more defined by adding the slim star strip repeatedly over it. Lots of options for creating stunning backgrounds!

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Available for purchase May 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

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Quickly create meaningful cards with these go-to quotes and image sets. This one features a favorite quote, perfect for graduations, special birthdays and other milestones. 

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Available for purchase May 15th. CLICK HERE for further product details.

 

Now that I've made all of the formal introductions, let's get onto the projects!

Sun & Moon Card

My first project uses one of my favorite techniques for detailed images such as the ones featured in Sun & Moon, watercolor resist. 

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There is just something magical about the way the watercolor fills all of the nooks and crannies.

Sun

The set contains a series of sentiments that are already curved to fit around the sun or moon. It's always fun to have little features like that to include in your designs, a little something out of the norm to keep things fresh and exciting.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • INK: VersaMark, Noir Palette
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Sun & Moon
  • OTHER: Zig Truecolor Brush Markers, water pen, white filigree embossing powder

 

For You Card

The sun also looks beautiful when simply heat embossed and left as is, The detail just comes to life.

Sun

I used the center of the sun to create a beautiful tone on tone background.

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The scalloped edge was created around the circles that make up the background.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • INK: VersaMark, Lilac Grace
  • PAPER: Lilac Grace, Vellum Cardstock, Stamper's Select White
  • DIES: Especially You dies
  • OTHER: White Filigree Embossing Powder

 

My Sun Moon and Stars Card

This bold black card really makes a statement and was easy to create too.

Stars

The new Background Basics: Celestial Sky makes it SO easy to create amazing detailed backgrounds that look like they took lots of time to create. I heat embossed it in black, then went back in with a gold paint pen to add a few more details around the moon.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: True Black, Smokey Shadow
  • DIES: Sun & Moon dies
  • OTHER: Black & Gold Filigree Embossing Powders, Gold Paint Pen

 

Dream Big Card

This project is perfect for a new graduate and uses the new Quoted: Dream Big set. 

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Each line of the sentiment is separate so you can build your own color scheme. You can also choose which pieces to use or omit. It offers lots of versatility and design options!

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Quoted: Dream Big
  • INK: Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Smokey Shadow
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Classic Kraft, Ocean Tides
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Herringbone dies

 

Laurie-Schmidlin

Laurie Schmidlin is joining me today, featuring Sun & Moon.

Your Next Trip Around the Sun by Laurie Schmidlin

The bold contrast that Laurie created here by embossing the center of the sun on black an the main portion on white is truly stunning. Note the three pops of black in the center, sentiment strip and card base. This adds visual balance for the bold color.

Your Next Trip Around the Sun (detail 2) by Laurie Schmidlin

Your Next Trip Around the Sun (detail 1) by Laurie Schmidlin

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • DIES: Sun & Moon
  • INK: Versamark
  • PAPER: White, True Black
  • OTHER:  Gold Detail embossing powder, Small Circle Punch

 

Love You to the Moon Gift Set (detail 2) by Laurie Schmidlin

This sentiment is meaningful for so many people and Laurie has showcased it beautifully with these layered tags. Not only do the colors define gender, but the accents do as well, with gemstones for the feminine pink version and wooden stars for the masculine.

Love You to the Moon Gift Set by Laurie Schmidlin

Love You to the Moon Gift Set (detail 1) by Laurie Schmidlin

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • DIES: Sun & Moon, Made With Love Tags 2
  • INK: Smokey Shadow, Pale Peony, Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Versamark
  • PAPER: White, Pale Peony, Kraft
  • OTHER: Silver detail embossing powder, Gold detail embossing powder, Rhinestones, Wooden stars, Ribbon, Rustic Button Jute, Doily, Paper Bags

 

You Are My Sun by Laurie Schmidlin

Adding further definition to the half-sun image, Laurie divided the card front in half with patterned paper and ribbon. This helps to add emphasis to the sentiment on the right side of the card.

You Are My Sun (detail 2) by Laurie Schmidlin

You Are My Sun (detail 1) by Laurie Schmidlin

Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Sun & Moon
  • DIES: Sun & Moon
  • INK: True Black, Tuxedo Black Memento, Fresh Snow
  • PAPER: White, Kraft, Patterned Paper
  • OTHER: Copic Markers, True Black Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Wooden Hearts, Black twine, Stardust Stickles

 

Wanda-Guess

Wanda Guess is joining me today, featuring Quoted: Dream Big.

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Wanda is always coming up with the most clever ideas and this concept using the Quoted: Dream Big set is genius. Breaking up the sentiments onto separate strips of cardstock gives a whole new look to this set.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Quoted: Dream Big, Make It Market Mini Kit: Out of This World
  • INK: VersaMark
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest
  • OTHER: white embossing powder, heat tool, enamel dots

 

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I love the vintage look Wanda achieved here. Not only do the colors contribute to this, but the stitching and photo corners and slight ink antiquing bring it all together.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Quoted: Dream Big
  • INK: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Vintage Jadeite, Antique Linen Distress
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream, Balck, Ocean Tides
  • DIES: Mix & Mat: Herringbone dies
  • OTHER: sponge, clear gems

 

QUOTED DREAM BIG WANDA 1

Wanda takes on a more modern look her. By using just small portions of a few sentiment sections she completely reinvented the set and opened the door for all kinds of design options.

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Supply-list

  • STAMPS: Quoted: Dream Big
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores

I hope you have enjoyed all the creations that I have shared with you today!  Did you have a favorite stand-out product or project that inspired you more than anything else?  Do you love it that you can pair the new Background Basics: Celestial Sky with either the new Quoted set or Sun & Moon?  What about other sets from your existing collection that you might be able to pair it with?  We would love to hear your initial thoughts on everything we introduced!  Please leave a comment on this post to tell us what you think of the new products and you will be eligible to win big!

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You have until 7am EST, May 14th to leave your comment and be eligible to win.  Only one comment per person please.  One randomly selected winner will be announced on our May Release Winners Page before noon ET the same day.  Thank you for stopping by today and best of luck with the contest!

 

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