Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Songbird

On Sunday, I mentioned I'd have a little preview for you today. As you may know, the CHA trade show starts next week, so we'll be giving you sneak peeks of our new spring releases in the upcoming days. Get ready, ladies...we've got LOTS to show you, and it will all be available on the main Inky site at the start of February!

Remember how Karen Taylor used that Psalm on her butterfly tag? Here's the set it came from, 11070SC Songbird Clear Set:


It's part of the Divine Reflections collection, drawn by our friend Darby New. (You may have seen Darby demo at one of our convention booths. She's most often at the Art Gone Wild! booth and has worked with Michelle since "way back when.")

The images in this collection are heavily stippled, which lends itself nicely to the coloring technique used in this card:


I colored directly on the stamp with waterbased markers, lightly misted it with water, and stamped onto the cardstock. A little ribbon and matting completed this nice, simple card.

Of course, if you add a few more embellishments, you can really jazz things up, as Trudy Sjolander did in her beautiful project:


By inking the edges of her image panel, Trudy gave it a fantastic punch of color. Her bow is perfectly tied, which you can easily do with the Bow-Easy).

Also, I love how she tore the patterned paper to reveal the corrugated base underneath. It adds such movement and texture, don't you think? The difference really is in the details!

12 comments:

Chrisd said...

This set is really lovely... and the samples and their details are great. Can't wait to see more.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This set is just so beautiful! Love the sentiment.
Beautiful design
Yes, the difference really is in the details

Tanya said...

Oh these are so pretty, great set!

Karen said...

Oooh! I love this image and sentiment. I was able to see a peak at the drawings at one of the show and they are just beautiful! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love, love, love this!!!! Definitely going on my wish list! Can't wait to see all the new goodies you have coming out!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Thanks so much for your positive feedback, ladies! Now I'm even MORE excited to show you the rest of the collection...soon, I promise. :-)

Marie said...

Wow what a fantastic stamp set! Love the amazing texture and the sentiments.

Sue D said...

Beautiful set and cards!

True :) said...

It is a beautiful set! I love your card Jackie!
I'm going to have to try using markers and water next time! :)

DebbieH said...

Oh, I love this stamp set! And the sample card is beautiful! This will be on my wish list! :)

smahrty said...

the bird on a branch and psalm is beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

This is going to be a MUST HAVE set ... absolutely LOVE THIS!!! And LOVE how you've used markers with a spritz of water with this clear set. SO beautiful!