Thursday, November 3, 2011

Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek


Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Inspired Stamps Sneak Peek week!  The new stamp sets are gorgeous, and they will be available for sale at the Inspired Stamps store on Friday 4 Nov!! There are lots of exciting events this week/month:
  • Be sure to leave comments from Tuesday to Friday this week, on one of the 4 Sneak Peek Posts on the Inspired Stamps blog, and you will be entered into one of the 4 drawings for the new stamp sets!  JUST BY LEAVING A COMMENT ON THAT BLOG POST or ON INSPIRED STAMPS FACEBOOK PAGE!! If you let your friends know to stop by and comment, and if they win, you automatically win for referring them too!! 
  • There is a FABULOUS Christmas Card Contest that will run all of November and there will be a WONDERFUL prize package for the winner! This will be combined with the BIG NEWS on this post!!
  • November is Inspired Stamps' Birthday Month - It's going be a special month planned for you including a BIG SAVINGS - see this coupon:

    Aren't you excited?  Ok, I have to say I went a bit overboard with excitement, so I have 3 cards to share today. Here's the first card using one of my favourite stamp sets from this release - Winter Ruth.  I love that Ruth could be stamped with her hands in the pockets or holding an accessory (6 to choose from).  I love the heart and so I've used that on my card.


    My Winter Ruth is coloured with Copic Markers (Tree - E23 & E27, YG97, YG95 & YG93  Ruth's coat, boots - R02, R01, R20 & R21 Ruth's Stockings, Scarf, Heart - R39, R35 & R32 Skin - E000, E11 & E31  Hair - YR24, YR23 & YR 21 Snow - BG000), and the background is sponged with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. Papers from Webster's Pages Sweet Season.

    Next, I have a CAS card using the set Vintage Christmas, with the verse from John 3:16 in the shape of a tree which I love.  I think this scripture sentiment can be used on a general card to encourage someone too.
    A close up photo to show the score lines I did on this card.  I did this yesterday (see this post) and kinda like the effect so made a few cards in one sitting.

    And, here's my last card:

    I used the silhouette image from Vintage Christmas, and used my Glimmer Mists on it for some shimmer.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.
    Here are some close ups:



    These sets are so versatile and easy to use to produce great cards.  Be sure to check out the rest of Design Team's (click on their names on my sidebar) samples and also the Inspired Stamps blog for today's Sneak Peek.

    Isn't it a wonderful coincidence that Inspired Stamps and I have the same birthday month?  If you'd like to find out more about my Month of Giveaways, please check this blog post.

    Thanks for visiting, and Have a Great day!!

    16 comments:

    Emily Keaton said...

    All of these cards are lovely, Kary. You've used such a wonderful range of styles here!! Looks like you are just about all set for Christmas. :)

    Chere M. said...

    I love all your cards. I loved playing with both of these sets myself. Happy Birthday month and thanks for sharing with all of us.

    ~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

    Kary, I am totally blown away by all of your cards this week!!!! Your color choices are fabulous and your coloring of Winter Ruth is flawless!!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for making and sharing all of these!!

    Jamie M. said...

    Wow these are some wonderful cards. Love all of them and your coloring on Ruth is excellent.

    Queen Bee said...

    Your Ruth coloring is absolutely gorgeous and all the cards are BE-U-TI-FUL!

    Savannah O'Gwynn said...

    OH MY, Kary--these cards are sooooo gorgeous! That first one has so many details with coloring and paper! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Love that second one--What a great color combo for Christmas! And I LOVE that last one--almost vintage but still modern! LOVE! Great job all around!! YOU ROCK!

    MaxineD said...

    Oh my goodness Kary, you have been busy with stunning results all round.
    Love the tree shaped scripture stamp and how you have made such a feature of it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

    lisa arana said...

    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! all three cards are amazing. you really made the stamps shine.

    sharon g said...

    I can tell that you have practiced your Copic skills a lot!!!!!!

    Christine Ang said...

    I am at a loss for words for the meticulously made cards except to say "Well done" :). Each one has its own character and will definitely announce the spirit of Christmas.

    Karen L said...

    What an amazing variety of designs and styles...and they are all wonderful! Your Winter Ruth card is just awesome...what a little cutie!

    Houses Built of Cards said...

    Beautiful!!! LOVE the blue and yellow card - one of my favorite color combos!

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    richardbreaks said...

    I like both of these, Kary. Fun and elegant!

    marilyn said...

    Beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing!

    lynn said...

    stunning cards, kary! your ruth coloring is gorgeous!

    Renee said...

    Found something inspiring on each of the three cards, beautiful work!!