But sometimes it's good to expand one's horizons, too, and we've been thrilled to bring you beautifully elegant images from Shady Tree Studio!
For this release, Nancy Baier has been busy drawing for months. We're proud to unveil three completely different collections, which span the seasons and offer eclectic styles.
The first theme is called Comforts of Home, which evoke memories of peaceful times, such as this tranquil scene from 11178MC Home Sweet Home Clear Set:
Step off the porch and into the countryside with 11173MC At The Stable Clear Set:
You've probably already noticed 11176MC Forest Critters Clear Set in our Idea Showcase:
Same with this gorgeous butterfly card using 11174MC Butterflies & Garden Clear Set:
For a completely different change of pace, Nancy created a wonderfully unique collection called Handcarved Autumn, based on woodcut-style prints with a rustic, rough-hewn look.
An example is 11200MC Squirrel & Acorns Clear Set, which is simple yet bold:
They also look fantastic in full color, as you can see in Nancy's card made from the same set:
The assertive lines in these images lend themselves well to embossing and other fun inking techniques, done here with 11199MC Spooky Spells Clear Set:
As we move from fall to winter, you'll love creating with her lovely Christmas Favorites collection, filled with classic vignettes that will appeal to a wide audience.
Get ready to decorate the tree...stamping style, with 11211MC Ornaments & Gifts Clear Set:
And enjoy the rest of the season, sending greetings made from 11212MC Winter Fun Clear Set:
These are just some of the sets in each theme, and you'll be able to view the rest on Thursday! Hats off to Michelle Pearson and Nancy Baier for their inspirational cards. Which ones are YOUR favorites, Inky friends?