TCM: Potted Garden & Cottage Garden

Friday, August 16, 2013

Tonight's the night, y'all!  Welcome to The Craft's Meow's August Release!  Our fabulous designers have whipped up six, all-new, stamp sets this month, and they've truly outdone themselves.  Let's get started with a couple of cards, boasting images from our very own Clare Buswell's debut.
I started this card by piecing together the yellow plaid and red, floral, patterned papers; framing them with a piece of Ruby Red cardstock; and machine stitching, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around their combined edges.  The top center of the plaid bit was then stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "so grateful for you" sentiment.
A length of taffeta ribbon was then wrapped around the vertical center of the card face; tied, in a bow, near its left edge; and embellished with a red button, laced with a Baker's Twine bow.
Finally, I stamped that gorgeous, potted plant image, along with the tag and "friend", in Jet Black ink, on an ink distressed, Oatmeal, cardstock label; colored it in with pencils and mineral spirits; and adhered it, with foam tape, just to the right of the embellished bow.
Got time for one more?
I started this card by stamping the garden scene, along with the "I am always here for you" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on a piece of White cardstock.
The hostas were masked off to allow for the other plant images to peek out from behind.  It was then all colored with pencils and and mineral spirits, before black embossing the bench image in amidst the beauty; framing it with a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock, as well as black-threaded, straight, machine stitches; and adhering it, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face.
That gets us started, folks.  Clare has one more stamp set to share with you all this month, but before that, we've got two other designers lined up to take the stage.  Can't wait to show you more!  Until tomorrow, be sure to stop by the TCM Store Blog and leave a comment, by 8 pm PST tomorrow, for your chance to win today's stamp sets.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a blessed weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Potted Garden (TCM) Paper: Oatmeal & Kraft (Wplus9); Ruby Red (SU); yellow plaid (Fancy Pants); red floral (JBS) Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Label Layers 2 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); taffeta ribbon (SU); red button (JoAnn Fabrics); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Cottage Garden (TCM) Paper: Kraft & White (Wplus9); Perfect Plum (SU) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black embossing powder (SU); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)

21 comments:

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

These are both so pretty! Love your colour combinations and your colouring!:)

Jennifer said...

Love these...the colors are beautiful and that park bench looks so inviting!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They are both so pretty Jinny, the bright and cheery colors just make anyone smile!

Deirdre said...

Would love to receive both of these cards, they're beautiful. The first so warm and inviting, the second a cool spot in the garden.

Lynn said...

Oh I love them both, but the sweet little scene you created with the second one is simply adorable!

Leslie Germain said...

Jinny - beautiful card. Love the red and yellow color combo. So pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!!!! I love love love the flowers on both and LOVING that bench on the second one!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful coloring and shading! Two TERRIFIC cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards Jinny and wonderful colouring!

Lisa said...

I am swooning over your first card Jinny, such sweet summer colors! LOVE the geraniums in the bucket, too cute!

Maria said...

Both are gorgeous cards, Jinny! Your cards are always so warm pretty! Love the flower images on both cards with perfect coloring!

Larissa Heskett said...

I am totally in LoVE with your cards for today!! The first one it so striking!! Love the color combo you used!! Your second card just has such a peaceful look!! Makes me smile!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

cbuswell said...

Stunning cards, I love what you did with the stamps!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such pretty cards! I love the stitching and the gorgeous coloring. Your choices are spot on too, just the perfect papers and trims!

Linda R said...

Both of these cards are beautiful. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful cards Jinny!! Really love that touch of Yellow gingham pattern, with the Red on your first card!

Jennie said...

Such pretty cards Jinny! LOVE the coloring and gingham background on the first one.

quilt4fun2 said...

I like the techniques you used and design of your cards. These are beautiful stamps...and beautiful cards you have made with them.
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Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Jinny. Those flower images are so pretty. Love the papers and the ribbon treatment on the first one.

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is the best. Wish I lived closer. I need lessons! :)

Tracy said...

So pretty Jinny. You've made both stamps shine. Hugs!