Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Greetery Launch Week Day 2: Fleur Impressions and Comforting Commands



Hello friends, this week is super exciting. Why? It's launch week for Betsy Veldman's new stamp company, The Greetery. Betsy is an amazing, innovative artist and one of the most creative (and genuinely kind) people I know. I'm beyond thrilled to see where she goes with this new venture!

The Greetery store will officially open for business on Friday, April 26 at 10am Eastern. 

Be sure to follow The Greetery blog as well, and connect on social media: @the_greetery on Instagram, and The Greetery on Facebook. 

Today is Day Two of the first release countdown, and I am honored to help introduce FLEUR IMPRESSIONS, a beautiful layered floral stamp set with coordinating dies, and COMFORTING COMMANDS, a hand-lettered Scripture set, also with coordinating dies. 



Isn't everything just so beautiful?! 

I started out by ink-blending a striped background with Scattered Straw and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks. For added interest, I diecut it with stitched rectangle dies and popped up the inner piece.



Look at that beautiful lettering! COMFORTING COMMANDS has four large Scripture sentiments, along with a handful of supporting stamps for finishing the sentiment or adding the Scripture reference.



I've been loving my Distress Oxide inks so much lately, but especially here on these FLEUR IMPRESSIONS flowers. Because of the pigment formulation, I was able to layer lighter inks on top of darker inks, rather than the usual light-to-dark progression of dye inks.

Each of the floral images has three or four layers, and they were quite easy to line up. In addition, there are a few smaller leaf-only images perfect for tucking in here and there to form larger floral arrangements.



Stamps: Fleur Impessions, Comforting Commands
Dies: The Greetery Fleur Impressions and Comforting Commands; 
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles
Ink: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Picket Fence, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, 
Fossilized Amber, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Other: ink blending brushes, masking tape, white sequins




My next card features the same warm pink and yellow color combo, this time with a different COMFORTING COMMANDS sentiment. I started by ink-blending the background using a cloud stencil.



I added a little bit of Distress Ink splatter, then spritzed the whole panel with shimmer spray. The shimmer is so beautiful in person!



I popped up the sentiment with foam tape, then accented with White Nuvo Drops.



Stamps: Comforting Commands
Dies: The Greetery Comforting Commands
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles
Ink: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Picket Fence, Worn Lipstick, 
Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Other: ink blending brushes, Simon Says Stamps Clouds For Days stencil, White Nuvo Drops


Not to be a tease, but I couldn't stop creating with these beautiful products, so I will have lots more to share with you in the days and weeks ahead. 

But for more FLEUR IMPRESSIONS and COMFORTING C'OMMANDS inspiration *right now,* visit The Greetery blog and today's guest designers:



Thanks for visiting!





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135 comments:

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your cards are beautiful. The Fleur Impressions stamp set and dies are definitely on my wishlist. Well, I better say my 'to buy list'. Love it!

Cindy C said...

your colors are amazing....love those flowers!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Amy! Your floral bouquet is beautiful! I’ve always loved your color combinations and this one is just as gorgeous. The dry embossing too! Loved your very artistic and “comforting 2nd card! Thx Amy!

Donna Oates said...

Such beautiful cards! The Fleur Impressions are going in my shopping cart along with the sentiment stamp set. Can't wait for Friday!

buzzn2scrap said...

So good to see you again! So excited about the Fleur Impressions set. Love the watercoloring effect with the distress inks. Absolutely love the cloud stenciling ! Cant wait to see more !

Luanne said...

So glad to see you share in Betsy’s new adventure! Your cards are so soft and beautiful! I love the colors you chose for these fabulous florals,

Linda C said...

Beautiful cards, Amy.

Natasha said...

Wow Amy! These are stunning!!!

Diane said...

Your cards are so pretty. Can't wait to see what else you do with these sets!

Amy McCue said...

These flowers are just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! The color combinations you used are just so soft & pretty.

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards,Amy. Both are so delicate and feminine. Thank for the tease about more to come!

Amanda said...

Wonderful color palettes today. I love the softness of the cards with such a strong meaning. So beautiful.

MarthaG said...

Fabulous inspiration for these stunning new releases

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

They are so beautiful!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Beautiful color palette - very effective

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are just so soft and lovely! I really need those florals!

Susan said...

Amy - your cards are so soft and beautiful! I love all the soft ink blending you did in the backgrounds! And your flowers are drop dead gorgeous! The scripture set is the perfect finishing touch! Glad to see you working with Betsy!

hulla said...

How beautiful! I love both cards, but the simplicity of the second one is stunning!

chill said...

I love the cloud background! The colors and arrangement were so beautiful.

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome cards. I love your design using the flowers.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your design using the flowers!

karen said...

Your cards are so pretty. These floral stamps are amazing.

TLady said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL! I TOO, LOOOVE Oxide Inks! ;) AND your stripes with the floral's are WONDERFUL! LOVE the colors you chose too, & your second card is WONDERFUL TOO! I LOVE the Hand Lettering of this set & the sentiments! One of the reasons I enjoy Betsy's sentiments so much! ;) A SUPER JOB, Amy!!!

Liza Dehnel said...

I love these cards and the color combinations are gorgeous!

BarbaraB said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards! I love the soft pastel colors with those TH inks.
I love these two stamp sets. I think they will be very versatile.

Cathy Y said...

Beautiful Cards. I love the subtle stripes on the first one.

Jan P. said...

Beautiful ca do, as always. I like be your soft take on Betsy’s stamps.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So soft and beautiful, Amy!

Cindy Otto said...

I love our beautiful cards. Betsy has hit it out of the ball park!

Jadestewart said...

Beautiful, absolutely stunning. I love distress oxides. Your cards are so vibrant.

Julie518 said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! I love the soft pastel colors you chose!

Scrapthat said...

SO very gorgeous Amy!!! TFS it's stunning!

Dawn Y. said...

Oh, Amy! Your cards are just lovely. I'm inspired by your subtle stripes and clouds that create such pretty backgrounds for Betsy’s stamps. It's so wonderful to see my favorite designers together again. We are all celebrating this week! 💗

Rachel W said...

I will definitely have to get some distress oxide inks. I love them look of them on the flowers.

Pauline T. said...

These cards are so pretty!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! I love the colors you used on the Fleur Impressions card, and the stripes on the background. Fleur Impressions and Comforting Commands are definite must haves for me.

Niccole said...

BEAUTIFUL Amy! I absolutely love all of your card samples. I especially love the clouds and sentiment with Nuvo Drops. Can't wait to see all your upcoming samples.

jan metcalf said...

Beautiful cards Amy! Definitely want to try Betsy's new designs!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning!

Joan K said...

Okay, I NEED to start using oxide inks for stamping rather than just using to create backgrounds. Thanks so much for the inspiration Amy, my stash is sure to have sets from The Greetery soon!

merryf said...

these are gorgeous! I am loving the extra detail of the subtle stripes, and the clouds -- really gives the composition some depth. Thanks for the inspiration today!

Marybeth said...

So excited to see you here Amy, I love your style! Gorgeous cards today with beautiful color choices!

DGolly said...

Beautiful card. I love this floral set. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Beach said...

Such gorgeous cards, Amy! So happy you are on Betsy's Guest list! Layering light colors over dark is pure genius, I love the result! And the cloud background is magical!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful set of cards! I love the design, the colors chosen and the arrangement of flowers! :)

Janet said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

blaze said...

I was so exited to see your name on Betsy's guest list today! You are one of my all-time favs!!! Such pretty florals! I'm starting to embrace DO with layering- they create such beautiful blooms if I dry each layer thoroughly before adding the next. Your subtle stripes in the background are scrumptious! You inspire me to get in my craft room!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just beautiful! I love your colors, layers, and designs. Those flowers are just stunning. And those clouds are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oooh! I love both of these!

mel h said...

These are simply stunning Amy! Just beautifully colored and done.

SusanB said...

Nice work! I particularly like the cloud background and that yellow envelope is just the frosting on the cake. Great ideas. Thanks!

Jenny K. said...

Comforting Commands is a definite must-have set...I love how you used pastels to soften.

Kathryn A said...

Love your soft colours! Beautiful card!

sharon g said...

I just love how you colored your flowers--pink and ORANGE together. GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Gina said...

Amy, I love that you're creating with Betsy's stamps! I always love your cards and other creative things - and those inked stripes...ack! I love them! So beautiful with the flowers and sentiments featured today. Lovely, lovely work!

Cynthia Evanoff said...

Every one has called your cards "beautiful"...guess what?...they are! I think Betsy has made her products with you in mind. Here"s wishes for a continuing partnership!

Joy Meadows said...

Love Betsy's new release and your cards using some of her products are fantastic! Love the beautiful colors.

Sara E. said...

Your color palette is killing me with its beauty!

Unknown said...

Love you colors and the softness of your cards. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get these sets.

Tracy said...

Lovely card!

Mary said...

I love the flowers. They are so pretty. :)

Leslie said...

It's so nice to see familiar faces for Betsy's release! Your cards are beautiful! I love the soft colors!

Esther Asbury said...

I love both of your soft, sweet cards! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you made the sentiment the main focus on the second card!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I love the cards and the sentiments are a blessing. Anticipating Fridays release and making use if these for friends and relatives.

Joanne said...

Absolutely stunning

KristieH said...

Love the colors of the blooms....so soft and pretty!

Mutzy Mia said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Loved you use of the Oxide Inks. So happy to see you featuring Betsy's new company!

Mary W said...

The lovely soft pink and yellow stripes and clouds provide beautiful backgrounds to show off your pretty flowers and the great sentiments!

3 Happy Crafters said...

Beautiful projects, Amy! Betsy is so talented and you really made her products shine!

Jan said...

What a pretty card you've made; I really liked that cloud background.

ErinS said...

The answer to your question, "Isn't everything just so beautiful?" is an astounding YES! Wonderful job Amy.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous coloring and
the stamps are so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Pretty and peaceful card designs.

Jennifer T. said...

I love the colors you chose. Your cards are gorgeous as always!

Andre M. said...

Gorgeous palettes on these lovely cards. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Vickie R. said...

The colors and lush layers on your first card are absolutely gorgeous!

Heidi said...

I love the combination of the pink and yellow for the cloud background card. Just gorgeous!

Linda said...

Love the card with the cloud stencil

Kathy Mc said...

Yay, Amy, I was hoping you’d be helping Betsy with her debut of new products! You nailed it with your gorgeous backgrounds and lovely florals. Recently I splurged on some Distress Oxides so can’t wait to use them like you did. Love the pastel palette you chose!

Cheryl Robertson said...

Beautiful floral stamp set and your cards are wonderful!

Kerry said...

Those pinks and peach and yellows are lovely. Beautiful cards!

Christine said...

The softly inked backgrounds are perfect for these sweet florals and precious sentiments. I love your cards so much that I think these designs will be set in my mind as "the way" to use these beautiful images: soft and sweet!

Sherri in Phoenix said...

LOve the soft colors you used and such a beautiful stamp and die set. Also, loved your background stripes.

Linda BL said...

Love both of your cards, especially the first one. The colors you used are perfect for this pretty stamp set.

Janet Goshorn said...

Beautiful cards..

Robin said...

The color combinations you chose are spot on...beautiful!!! Great designs!!

Marcia Hill said...

Two lovely, lovely cards Amy!! I love your soft color combinations and so glad you mentioned about being able to use lighter over darker colors with DOX inks...why did I never think of that?! You have definitely done Betsy proud with both of these beautiful cards!! :0)

Chris said...

Beautiful Amy! I love your soft but bright colors!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous cards! They are both so lovely!

Janet said...

I'm so happy to see you cresting with Betsy's fabulous new sets!

see mary stamp said...

Love the soft look of your projects made with Fleur Impressions. So much fun to see so many familiar faces supporting Betsy in her new venture. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

Jill said...

Very pretty cards!!!

Cynde said...

Love your flower card is gorgeous Amy. Love it!

Lwardwallace said...

Oh Amy - I just love your color choices. Your cards are so beautiful. Love these stamps with your inspiration.

jengd said...

Gorgeous cards! This is going to sound odd but for as amazing as your flowers look, the thing that caught my eye the most are your beautifully inked but oh-so-subtle backgrounds. :)

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your cards are just beautiful--I love all the color choices!

Chris L

TracyK said...

Beautiful examples using these great new sets!

Stephanie Haley said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! I can't wait to see what else you have created!

Julie L said...

Love your FLEUR IMPRESSIONS card! The colors are beautiful! It's also really good to see the DT girls get together! : )

Wanda Cullen said...

Amy, your first floral card is beyond stunning!! Love that subtle blended striped background and your layered flowers are so gorgeous! I'm thrilled with these new products!

katrynka said...

Really gorgeous cards! I look forward to seeing what else you do with these stamps!!

Sharon D. said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the soft look!

cdrscraps said...

I love the soft colors and I cannot wait to use these gorgeous stamps!

uncbballfan said...

Absolutely lovely cards in your inimitable style!

Birgit said...

I love your soft, colorful clouds paired with that beautiful verse. So much to rejoice and be glad about!!!

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely stunning!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the combination of the inks you used!

Heather said...

I love the "Let us Rejoice and Be Glad" card!

StephH said...

Ah Amy, I’ve missed seeing your beautiful designs, so am thrilled to see you designing for Betsy’s debut release! Fleur Impressions is such a beautiful set, your card stunning! Love your use of pastels for those florals. And the cloud background with Comforting Commands, a perfect combination!

Elise C. said...

The colors you used are so pretty! I really like the flowers you created!!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Such beautiful cards and stamps! I love everything I have seen so far!

Denise Bryant said...

Such gorgeous stamps and dies! Beautiful cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards using these two awesome (MUST HAVE) sets. I love your soft palette of colors and all the lovely details you included in your projects. Thanks for your inspiration.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card and great colors.

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

gardener said...

Amy, your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the soft pastel background stripes on the first card. How fun for you to help Betsy launch her company.

tycodmom said...

Wow! Your color choices were amazing. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

Betty Neville said...

So nice to see you here, Amy! Your cards are stunning!

Super Stick Chick said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the layered flowers and scripted sentiments.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards and I love these new products!

Lisa Dolson said...

Beautiful!! Love your style!

Krystal said...

Your cards are stunning and so lovely. They are peaceful and serene - just what a heart needs sometimes.

Donna Cala said...

Beautiful! Exactly what I would expect from Betsy and amazing card makers like you.

Leigh Penner said...

These cards are amazing, Amy! I haven’t stamped in ages, but visiting your blog has really inspired me!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous cards - I love your color combos - so soft, pretty and springy!

Colleen said...

Stunning cards Amy, so happy to see you here helping Betsy launch her amazing products!

Georgann said...

Beautiful stamps and dies! Heartwarming sentiments!

Karen said...

This stamp set is fabulous, and so are your cards! I love the soft colors you chose.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flower garden.
the second card is simple
but so pretty. thanks
for sharing
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Heidi Gonzales said...

So soft and feminine .. Beautiful!

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Laraine R said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love the softer colors of your cards! They are so pretty!
Sheila W

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely color combo for these beautiful flowers!! B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L!!!