Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kindred Spirits



Ooo la la!! There are some Vervalicious new sets coming this Friday, and the peeks have officially begun over on the Verve Stamps blog. That means both some great eye candy each day for the rest of the week AND chances to win free stamps, so be sure to check it out!

Today's featured stamp set is Kindred Spirits, and it is a real beauty, I tell ya. I've long been partial to the fleur-de-lis image, so this set is right up my alley! For today's card, I went a little clean-and-simple, pairing up an image and sentiment from Kindred Spirits with some of the beautiful patterns from Cosmo Cricket's Everafter collection. Tres jolie! I inked all the edges with Antique Linen distress ink to add to the aged look the paper already has. I also added a little depth to the fleur-de-lis cluster with a darker gray Prismacolor pencil, then finished the card off with some decorative borders and some machine stitching.

When can YOU get your hands on this set? This Friday night! The festivities begin with a Release Party beginning at 9 pm in the Verve Stamps forum on SCS. Hope you can join us!




Stamps: Kindred Spirits (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream; Cosmo Cricket Everafter collection
Ink: Papertrey Smokey Shadow; Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks
Accessories: Stampin' Up ribbon and corduroy brad; Spellbinders Piercabilities; Fiskars A-Fleur border punch; sewing machine; Prismacolor pencils

27 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

I LOVE the colors on this, Amy!! Beautiful details!!

Tricia said...

Gasp! Gorgeous! I'm amazed at how you can get such beautiful pictures of soft colors. They are such a treat to look at!!

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Amy, this is gorgeous!!! You know....I do not own any Verve images...I know..gasp! This set is sending out buy me signals!!! I love the fleur de lis look!!! I love your colors and dp patterns! The sewing with the cut work fleur detailing is stunning!!! Beautifully done!!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Beautiful, Amy!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous! I love all the intricate, elegant detail of this card! I love your blog too! I've always admired your work on SCS, but I haven't been to your blog before! I'm subscribing! Love your MFT cards! The dog one is fabulous and I love how you used the acetate on the little girl in the rain coat one. So creative!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is striking Amy! I love the sleek design and beautiful colors!!

P.S. I've missed you in blog-o land! Glad you're back!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning!!

Becky said...

This is stunning, love the beautiful stitching, and all that gorgeous dp.

Gabriela said...

What a lovely LOVELY card! It's so warm and comforting.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh heavens Amy! This is just amazing! If fact, your stitching on your cards has me SERIOUSLY thinking about getting a mini Janome and start sewing on my cards. You are so talented and inspiring my friend! I always head on over to your gallery when I am stuck on a layout or need inspiration. Hugs,

Jackie Pedro said...

This is GORGEOUS, Amy!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, Amy! I'm in card heaven! This is just luscious! I love how you shaded the image with prismacolors. The ribbon treatment, the stitching, the borders... it all sums up to pure card perfection!

Kerri said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy! I love how you shaded the cluster of fleur de lis', your ribbon treatment, beautiful dp, awesome stitching, and always fabulous layout!!! Your cards never cease to amaze me : )

Gretchen said...

Ooo, la, la is right!! This is fantastic! I'm going to have to try that shading technique you use with your ink and prismacolor pencils! Just lovely!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is STUNNING, Amy! I love it!!

Sandee said...

Amy this is so pretty! Great work!

Meredith said...

This is really very pretty!! Love all the detail!

Renée said...

ooooh, this is totally GORGEOUS! Love the corduroy brad in the centre of that image with the sentiment on the side. Fabulous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is grogeus Amy!! Love those colors, the sewing, the panels, the border...o.k. another out of this world Amy card!!

Hugs and blessings,
Chris

KanataNewf said...

Fabulous colour combination!

Loretta said...

I adore this paper and you've used it to perfection!! You really have a gift, Amy!!

Denise said...

Absolutely stunning Amy! :)

Silke said...

Fabulous card Amy!!! I know I say this all the time, but I'm really loving your cards :) Hugs ~S~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Stunning!!!! I just love the papers/colours you've used on this!! You've made a simple layout look exquisite!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful colors and details...no surprise! :)

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