Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Home Sweet Home

Looking to relax? The stamp sets from our new Comforts of Home collection really convey a sense of serenity, including 11178MC Home Sweet Home Clear Set (by artist Nancy Baier):

Inky DT member Debbie Fisher created a lovely card that radiates both cheerfulness and a sense of calm at the same time:

The designer paper on top complements the blossoms in the window box, while the cool jewel tones are soothing. And it's all tied up with a neatly knotted ribbon.

For a unique twist, Debbie made a second card with just the flowers colored on the main image...and only in shades of lime green and cherry red, like on the rest of the card.

Go ahead and click on the photo for a close-up view, so you can see it even better:

Isn't that striking? I think this "spotlight" coloring technique can be so effective!

Now we've got a really different Tuesday project to show you, but wonderful as well, which is Guest Designer Jennifer Scull's pretty pastel project:

Let's take a little tour of this card, shall we? We're starting with the upper left, which has a dry embossed and inked brick pattern base to coordinate with the bricks on the window box image.

Then a few pieces of designer papers with distressed edges are layered onto the base. It's capped off with a die-cut leafy stem and a button:

As we move toward the center of the card, you can see how Jennifer cleverly placed additional stems so they're "growing" around the main image:

They also curl around the sentiment piece at the bottom of the card:

I love how the saying is sitting on a raised banner. Here's a peek from the side, so you can see all of the dimension:

A bit of eyelet lace, a couple of flowers and more buttons, and some white ink along the edges bring it all together:

Thanks very much to both Debbie and Jennifer for letting us "peek through the window" into their stamping imaginations!


Sue D said...

Wonderful cards using this window stamp.

True :) said...

Very pretty! Love them all! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

I so love this set by Nancy! thank you for sharing my card on the blog today. I had so much fun making it. :)
wonderful cards by Debbie, too!

Babe O'Mara said...

Hi Jackie,
I've come from Jennifers blog. I just love her card. It's gorgeous!!