Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Design Team Work, Spring Break and more!

Our first design team has been busy with all the great new products! I'm impressed by their talent and feel very lucky to have such a great group of ladies designing for the store! Their work is being posted in the Project Ideas category first before I show it off on the blog. Also, be sure to check their blogs (links on the right under Design Team Blogs) for more of their work!

Check out these great cards created by Designer Leah Schaeffer using the wonderful, Limited Edition Bo Bunny Jazmyne collection!

Leah distressed the edges which can be done with an edge distressing tool or just with a pair of scissors.
Next she stamped with Bo Bunny Flourish Acrylic Stamps in Aged Mahogany distress ink (and did a bit of faux stitching with a brown marker). She used a small circle punch to punch out the small white flowers and then popped the Jazmyne Wellspring to give some dimension. From a scrap of the Jazmyne Wellspring, she hand cut the center of another flower and popped that with dimensional foam and tied a small bow with embroidery floss.

Leah stamped over the Jazmyne Symmetry with the Bo Bunny Flourish stamp set and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. She also inked the edges of the paper with a brown ink. For the flowers, she punched a few circles from Jazmyne Mist and layered those, popping the smaller circles with dimensional foam and distressing the edges. She used just a few punches from a Martha Stewart leaf punch for an accent.

This card is a fun combination of the other two. The part that was a new experience for Leah was stamping across glitter paper... the glitter part did not hold the ink and because distress ink dries more slowly, she just wiped off the ink and it left only part of the stamped image showing! She loves how that turned out! She used a large circle punch to show the flower on the background paper. Cut another flower to layer on top and used brads for the flower center.

Wow, Leah! These are great cards and what a fun way to use stamps! Thanks so much!

Spring Break - Don't forget we are now closed for Spring Break. You can still place your orders online and shipping will resume on March 24. I hope to create a mini-album of our vacation to display on the blog when we return - after the shipping is all caught up, of course!

We've extended the deadline on the Easter Pinecone Press drawing. Be sure to leave a comment (to that post) and you may win some fun Easter papers and die-cuts from Pinecone Press! We'll have the drawing when we re-open on March 24!

Happy Crafting!

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