Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Greetery August release day 3 {Blessings...Just for You}

Hello and welcome to day 3 of The Greetery's August release countdown! First of all, I want to thank you for all of your sweet comments on yesterday's post; you know how to make a girl's day! If you leave a comment today, you will be eligible for a chance to win a $50 dollar gift certificate as well. You can read all about the products that are being showcased today on The Greetery Blog. I am smitten with today's products just as much as yesterdays, so make sure you head to each of the designers' blogs to see how they have used them.



First up is a gorgeous new set called "Bottled Up" paired with the new "Budding Beauties Autumn"! These two sets are a match made in heaven! There is also a new set being showcased today called "Sentiment Suite: Thank You" which I accidentally used on yesterday's card! oops! Anyway, it is gorgeous and one of those "must haves" to complement any thank you card!

I couldn't resist pulling out the paper crimper once again for this card. It is such a simple addition but adds so much texture and dimension. I also did some ink blending around and ink splatters around the perimeter of the focal panel to bring in some color and detail.

For me, when I stamp the mason jar image and these bottles, I find it's easier to die cut the shapes first and then add the 3 step images. It helps give me a visual guide as to where to keep each of the edges of the images, if that makes sense. Also, you may feel that you need multiple colors of ink to achieve a dimensional and realistic looking bottle or jar, but in reality, you don't! Let me explain; many of you have probably incorporated or heard about "generation" stamping. This technique works amazingly well for these bottle images.

The brown bottle only uses one color of ink. I used my MISTI so that I could get the coverage and saturation that I needed to achieve the look that I was going for. The blue bottle DOES use two ink colors, but the 2nd and third step are the same color. The way "generation" stamping is done is by simply adding layer after layer of the same color to get a deeper and deeper color because of the saturation level. I hope that makes sense.

These bottles are holding clusters of wheat and Autumn berries. The Budding Beauties Autumn set also has a Bittersweet stem as well, which is a beautiful addition. I stamped one, but ended up by not using it because of balance and color. I love how the "Bottled Up" stamp set also includes a label and TONS of different sentiment combinations to make your cards unique and specific to the recipient. I also used one of the beautiful sentiments from the "Bountiful Wreath" stamp set that was showcased yesterday. I just love the beautiful font, which is no doubt, Betsy's gorgeous handwriting!

My second card features a fabulous new stencil set called "Mason Jar Fillers"! It is so much fun and so easy to use! It gives instant volume and depth to your projects using the Just Mason Around stamp set. It has this two step stencil that looks like Lavender to me as well as a 2 step stem and leaf ensemble that will be awesome as well. So, you get a total of 4 stencils in this new collection.

I wasn't quite ready to put the BotaniCuts Sunflower Dies away, and they are the perfect companion to the sprigs of stenciled Lavender! 

To begin this design, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and then taped the "stem" portion of the stencil using Washi tape over the panel, placing it where you want your bouquet to be. I think I actually already had the jar all ready to go so that I could get a better visual for placement.

I blended in some green ink and then added the second stencil and blended in the purple. You could stencil over the jar as well so that you can see the stems down in the jar. I probably should have done this, but I was so excited to get my card put together I thought of doing that after the fact! LOL Oh well, I hope you get the idea!

I added some simple ink blending and ink splatters around the perimeter and then added the jar using foam squares. Once that was all done, I added the Sunflowers using foam squares for LOTS of dimension. 

I can't wait to try using these stencils with Glimmer Paste to have a sparkly flower bouquet! Wouldn't that be fun? I also added one of the new sentiments from the "Sentiment Suite: Thank you" stamp set which was die cut using the Sentiment Suite Basic Die. I was lucky enough to get these fabulous dies when I helped Betsy with the launch back in April! They are amazing and are tailored to coordinate perfectly with the Sentiment Suite collection! I hope you've enjoyed today's projects! I won't be participating in day 4 tomorrow, but you're going to love what is being showcased! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win today's $50 gift certificate! Thanks for fluttering by!

112 comments:

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

I love how the corrugated papery Background lends to the fall look of the bottles with the berries

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful cards! I haven't used my crimper in a long time. Loved the look on your card.

-Candi said...

These are gorgeous, you're spot on with that crimper & the texture... so glad I've kept mine tucked in a drawer because you've inspired me to get it out again!

Amy C. said...

I love all the glass bottles and how realistic the stamping looks.

Jayell said...

Wow - these bottles look so realistic. Love the cards today

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Simply wonderful cards. Perfectly done. Cheers.

Polly said...

Love the added dimension on those sunflowers -can't wait to get those bottles!

TeresaC said...

Lovely projects today (and everyday) Kelly.

Luanne said...

Love these! The texture on the first card is fantastic!

Jess said...

Love love love your cards your projects are amazing your coloring is so beautiful in the backgrounds are so fun

Holly said...

I love the corrugated background!

Karen said...

Lovely cards---once again! I wonder where my paper crimper is?!? Thanks for the suggestion to try glimmer paste with the stencils. I'd love to see how that works!

Birgit said...

Great cards!! I'm so in love with these vintage bottles and of course the flowers, berries and greens Betsy has come out with to fill them all with. Beautiful inspiration today Kelly!

Lori B said...

Oh my-fabulous cards! Love your colors & the tips you always share. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Diane said...

Love your cards! Might have to pull out my crimper! Love the sunflowers with your lavender stencils!

DGolly said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

~amy~ said...

These are beautiful!

Shirley A. said...

These glass bottles are so amazing and your use of them is great. Thanks for all your ideas.

Mary W said...

I can see I need to dig out my paper crimper - yours looks wonderful as a background. Those daisy dies won't take a backseat to anything or anyone! They really are great.

Dawn Y. said...

Such beautiful cards, Kelly! I love the soft colors of your bottles. Paper crimping was the perfect background touch!

michelle in mi said...

Great idea with sunflowers and mason jar!

Joy Meadows said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love this new release from The Greetery.

Poppyseed Vintage said...

The new bottles are perfect! And that sweet little Thanks tag...LOVE! ~Francie

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Once again I am smitten with your Kansas Sunflowers!

Natasha said...

Whoa- a crimper! What an unexpected addition, but totally completes the look with these bottles. Beautifully done!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, Kelly! I love your cards!

Kathleen said...

Oh my - your first card is fabulous. I haven't used my crimper in a loooooooong time. I must find it and pull it out. And I absolutely love that beautiful blue with pops of red! And I would love to see the stencils used with glimmer paste.

Sandy Kay said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! Love each and every one!

Cindy H. said...

Love your gorgeous cards!

Bev wilkinson said...

I love the soft tones of the first card and the texture the corrugated accent adds. All the cards are gorgeous Kelly!

Sharon Williamson said...

Love,, love these cards! Gorgeous work. I would love to receive them in the mail...what a treat!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly! I just LOVE visiting your blog! Feeling better I hope. 😊 First I want to thank you for all your helpful information. Like I’ve mentioned before, I learn so much from you. After stamping a slew of Mason jars, I figured out that generational stamping was the trick. And I also use my diecuts for placement but your pencil outline is a great idea! Lastly, your work is gorgeous, as always! 😊❤️

F said...

Oh my! Love both cards! So beautifully done!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your cards, Kelly! Gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are stunning! I love the kraft paper stripe in the first one and the layering sunflowers are AMAZING!

Debbie Br said...

I really like how you used the corrugated paper to add texture! Gives it a country, rustic vibe! Very pretty cards Kelly, I look forward to seeing your name come up in my email, cause I know I will be seeing something fabulous! TFS.

Sharron said...

The corrugated paper is such a great idea! And the sunflowers are such fun--so much inspiration. Love the new vintage bottles and the stencils!

jane said...

I have got to try generation stamping because I never seem to get the colors like I want them. I have some kraft paper that is corrugated but haven't used it in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your cards!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your cards are always so stunning and inspiring! I need to dust off my crimper and get busy - lol!

jan metcalf said...

Your cards are fabulous Kelly!! Absolutely love the crimped paper in the background!!

Julia Aston said...

The jars all look so real with their layered stampings! Great texture added with the corrugated piece!

Angela Walters said...

I love the texture you added to your first card. Everything about it, from the stamps and dies to the colors you chose to the card design, is just perfect! Beautiful job on both cards!

Kim said...

I really love your cards. So pretty! Your mason jar is one of the best I’ve seen. Looks just like real glass! The sunflowers go so well with it and the stenciled stems! Just wonderful:) thank you.

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful! So happy to see you again today with all these familiar faces.Hope you're feeling better.

Conniecrafter said...

The first is so pretty, I love the way the sentiment is hanging from the bottle like that! Your stenciling is so pretty behind the lovely flowers!

Marsha S said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! Love the crimped card stock!

Cyndi said...

Love these cards. The first one jogged my memory. I haven't thought of my paper crimper for years! Now I'm off to look for it -- what a perfect design element.

Cindy Beach said...

You knocked it out of the park, Kelly! Thanks for your tips and lovey inspiration. LOVE the daisy card - now I need those too!

Suzanne Russell said...

I'm so in love with my Sunflower dies, I could hardly take my eyes off your project combing them with the new stencils and mason jar. Perfect transition from summer to fall. Thanks for always inspiring!

April Z said...

Love these cards!! I never think about using my paper crimper, but that adds so much to the card. And I absolutely adore those sunflower dies. <3

Kathryn A said...

Those berries just pop! Love your cards!

sharon g said...

WOW, the sunflowers really stand out. I LOVE THE BERRIES< but on your blog, I adore the sunflowers EVEN MORE!!

TLady said...

Kelly, I LOOOVE the crimped piece! It adds a touch of country, yet it is modern! AND, Oh HOW I WISH I could scroll back & see your card again as I type---- LOL I can't remember all I saw & read, that I wanted to comment on! But, I AM IN LOVE with your cards!!! Your second card, LOVE the Sunflowers you added!!!! STUNNING WORK!!! I will MISS your work tomorrow!!!! ;) You did SOOO EXCELLENTLY on your work today!!! LOVE EVERYTHING!!! ;)<3

Cheryl I said...

I love these cards so much, they are so happy! The sunflowers add so much to your design!

Marsha said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Two beautiful projects. I love both of these sets. And I love the touch of corrugated cardstock. I still use mine too.

Karen M said...

Gorgeous cards. I can't wait to create for fall!

Kris said...

I will say again...I love every single card you make! And there you go with that crimper again! LOVE it!

Barbara M. said...

Just beautiful!

blaze said...

I love what you do with those sunflowers!!! You're right! the stenciled flowers do give a beautiful amount of dimension! Love ALL that you make!!!

Donna Oates said...

I've never owned a crimper but that's going to change. I love the texture it brings to a card! The cards are lovely and really showcase Betsy's talented designs!

pat phillips said...

Kelly, this card is so lovely. The combination of sunflower and "lavender" is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Loralee said...

Such nice cards
Loralee

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the depth/detail in the bottles and the different bouquets you created for your cards!

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, both cards are so typical of you and your attention to details. I love what you've done on both cards. Guess I need to dust off my crimper. We'll miss you tomorrow but I often wonder how you find time to create all you do and with perfection.

Leslie said...

Bottled up is going to be a new favorite. I so love your cards today!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Helen F. said...

Simply beautiful cards here, Kelly! LOVE the sunflowers in the Mason Jar and the use of your Crimper in the background for the two pretty bottles adds such interest to your first card!

Cindy C said...

Love your bottles! Love the colors you picked!

KFlaherty said...

Your sunflower card is gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous Fall designs. I am so inspired by your work.

Char Cundy said...

beautiful cards!!!

Mutzy Mia said...

Beautiful cards. I like the addition of the crimping. Your second card is beautiful with the sunflowers and I like your idea of adding glimmer paste to the stencils...that would be beautiful.

Jan said...

Loved the colors of both your cards and the crimped textured background, too. Thanks for the wonderful ideas and for explaining about generational stamping with these jar stamps.

Pam said...

Boo, hoo! I got rid of my crimper years ago! Love what you did with yours though! Thanks for sharing tips and inspiring me with your creations. They are beautiful!

Anika Mercier said...

I love your beautiful cards!

JG Designs said...

Love the corrugated paper - perfect for the card

Valerie S said...

Love The texture you've achieved from using the crimper. Makes me sad I got rid of mine.

ScrappyTeacher said...

My Favorite from today are the new sentiments! I love the cards!

Lin said...

Love the stencil/die-cut flowers mix in the jar!

Pauline said...

Wonderful inspiration! Your bottles are amazing, they look so realistic! Love the corrugated background on the first card, and those gorgeous sunflowers on the second. These stencils are a must have!

Jennifer K said...

Oh, the sunflower bouquet is my favorite! Simply perfect!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Love those bottles and your sunflower is amazing. Great colors, details, and designs. Just beautiful cards!

Linda Sodano said...

Very pretty cards!

jkstiles77 said...

Oh I really LOVE your cards! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these new products! Such a great release!

Eileen M said...

Very, very pretty! Paper crimper, eh. I used it once this year, but only to pad an envelope. Love seeing it as a layer. Thanks!

RuthCM said...

Kelly, I love your layouts. I guess I need a paper crimper too.

Mary J said...

Great cards!

Karen Day said...

Great to see some of the older sets mixed in with the new. Lovely cards today, Kelly!

Sue D said...

I like the crimped background for the pretty bottles and love the sunflowers in the mason jar.

Christine said...

So gorgeous, and I appreciate the information about how to stretch inks by using generation stamping!

Katherine R said...

Your "finishing touches" really take your card to the next level. Love the paper crimping, ink blending and subtle splatters!!

see mary stamp said...

Oh my - I haven't thought about a paper crimper in years - but yes - it works perfectly in your project. I love the Botanicut Sunflowers and they work beautifully in your project with the stenciled images peeking through.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

So many unique details, Kelly! I love the crimping background and will search for mine now.

D.Ann C said...

So very lovely!! I'm LOVING the detail of the labels!!

Emma S. said...

The paper crimper was bought way back when it was a Must have for card making. I hadn't used it for years and finally let go of it. Now, I see your lovely cards and wish I had it. LOL

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the added texture with the crimped paper layer and the sunflower centers! Gorgeous details and colors!

Heather said...

Those sunflowers look great in the mason jar!

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous! Love the crimped background too!

Allie said...

I LOVE how you paired the stencils with the sunflowers, Kelly! Great cards!

Susan said...

Loved the Mason Jar card and the stencils. Very inspiring!

Macimbalo said...

Two of my fav fall things - sunflowers and corrugated kraft cs - You showcase the new products so creatively - love your work!

Janelle said...

Your cards are my favorite for the posts today. Wonderful inspiration for those of us who are not so talented. Love your color combos!

Bonnie said...

Wow, I love all the added texture with that corrugated panel and the sunflowers!

Anonymous said...

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SavedbyGrace said...

Oh how pretty!!! I love the corrugated piece behind those beautiful bottles:)

judy said...

Beautiful cards! The addition of the crimped paper on your first card adds so much--thanks for the inspiration!!

Luanne said...

I love the stencils and the buds too! Would love to know the ink colors you stamped your mason jar in??

Sheila W said...

Such beautiful cards!

katrynka said...

The stencils for the jars look really fun! All your cards are lovely!

Liesl said...

Those bottles and fillers are so awesome. Great card designs.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much! The first step is Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist and steps 2 and 3 are an old color from SU! called Sage Shadow. I'm not sure if they still have it.