Monday, September 14, 2009

Elegant Verses Blog Hop

I love the beautiful sentiments in Nina Bracket's latest stamp set, Elegant Verses. They coordinate perfectly with Nina's previous set,Elegant Post, but they are also very versatile and will work with many of the other stamp sets in you collection.

For even more samples of the Elegant Verses stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Nina Brackett's blog. Nina will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this beautiful stamp set!

After visiting Nina, hop over to her good friend Silke Ledlow's blog for some special projects she'll be sharing with us tonight.

Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Nina's blog hop tonight:

Here are the details on how I made my card...

I started by cutting a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, using my Labels One Nestabilities die. Then, while still in the die, I sponged Certainly Celery (SU).

Then I sponged some Pretty In Pink. Sorry about the blurry photo.

Added some Regal Rose ink.

Stamped my verse from Elegant Verses.

Then stamped some foliage and flowers from Tropical Flowers, using Regal Rose and Certainly Celery.

To make the larger background panel, I stamped a flower from Bug Me Anytime, using Regal Rose ink.

Then I stamped another flower from Bug Me Anytime, this time using Pretty in Pink ink.


I used my Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the vertical panel and added some white Sateen Flowers, with self adhesive pearl centers.

Thanks for visiting. Tomorrow I'll be showcasing another of my guest designers. Have a great day!

38 comments:

Maria Levine said...

This is STUNNING! You have an amazing way with color, I love it!!!! So inspiring!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, the matting and that big bow! :)

Jen said...

This is just beautiful. That center panel is amazing. All the gorgeous details!

Payne Holler Cards said...

super elegant! love all the white with the layers!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!! Your cards are always so amazing and your tutorials are great.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
God bless
Giovana

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGE0US - GORGEOUS - GORGEOUS!!!
Once again your tutorials are so easy to understand and I love how you used each stamp to it's fullest potential!!!

My new big sponge daubers should arrive any day now and I'm so gonna case you!!! Thank you for inspiring me!!! Hugs ~S~

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Those tropical flowers are some of my favorites. This is so soft and gorgeous!

JessicaK said...

phenomenal sponging effects and fantastic stamping on these, Theresa. Wow!

redwasher1 said...

So beautiful!! I love it!

naneruth said...

Wonderful card. I love that you show step by step directions and explain everything so well.

joy said...

This is a totally beautiful card: from the sentiment to the gorgeous bow to the colors and the stamps! Love it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhh very, very soft and elegant!! I gotta try sponging the nesties!!

lisa808 said...

Stunning!!!

NinaB said...

Theresa, you make the most amazing cards. I love everything about this. It's so pretty and soft.

Juls said...

wow!! this is just beautiful!! gorgeous sentiment, I love the colours you have used, and the gorgeous images!! and the ribbon is such a beautiful finishing touch!! stunning card!

Diane said...

Wow...another beautiful creation! Love the sponging behind the stamp...and thanks so much for giving us the tutorial on it....beautiful card....my birthday is next month...hint...hint...LOL...thanks for sharing!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

OMG.......this card is STUNNING soooo elegant!!!

Hugs Brenda

Melanie said...

GORgeous! love the piiiiiiink!

Sandra said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the step by step - BUT how did you get the black layer in there? Spellbinders does not make a die in that increment.
Thanks again for sharing all of your beautiful work!
Sandra

Teri said...

This card made me literally sit back in my chair in awe!! WOW!! That's all I can say - except maybe, I want to case that!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa, this is simply gorgeous!!! I love the colors you chose.

Carol said...

i am LOVIN' the pinks you are using! Absolutely beautiful!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, This is stunning! I love the homemade dp, layout, everything!

Chrisd said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your technique with it.

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh Theresa, your artwork is always inspiring as well as breathtaking. Thanks so much for the tutorials, it helps so much to see the different steps. Question: did you sponge the paisley layer first (which is what I think) or after embossing it? Thanks!

Melissa.banian@gmail.com

Marsha said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you for your tutorial. I often end up thinking, "oh, that's how she did that!" Love your creations. Thanks for taking so much time to show us these beautiful things.

Granny P said...

Absolutely stunning!

Carolyn King said...

sooo beautiful....love your sponging...that elegant bow...your created background..those sateen flowers! LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous card Theresa! Love the stamped background and the CB panel. Nice design and great pictures.

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Maria Matter said...

Thank you for sharing how you did this...it's gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Lori said...

Spectacular! Your flowers look so pretty, and your own dp, and the ribbon, and...just the whole thing :]

Donna said...

wow! this card is GORGEOUS, love the pink, green & white

Jessica said...

Oh man, is this ever pretty, Theresa!!! I LOVE the pinks!!

Betty Benton said...

What a "loverly" card, Theresa! It is just beautiful!

Elena said...

How elegant and gentle! Love the colors of this card! And what a gorgeous bow!

Marimer said...

Son todos tan creativos yfant√°sticos que no me canso de verlos una y otra vez para aprender a colorear los stamps, me encanta tu trabajo, es increible. Bss