Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Greetery Winter's Song Release Day 1


I couldn't be more excited to welcome you here today to share the newest and one of the most beautiful releases from The Greetery! I am in LOVE with everything from the Winter's Song capsule collection and I'm sure you'll fall in love as well! You can head to The Greetery's Blog to read all about the fabulous new products and I'll be sharing a few here as well, of course! The new release will be available for purchase starting on November 22nd!
As always, you'll want to head to the other designers' blogs as well to see the fabulous inspiration they have waiting for you!

To begin this card, I spritzed the back of the Berry Branch stencil with Pixie Spray and placed it over a panel of Blush cardstock measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and spread it over the stencil in an even coat. Once that was done, I carefully removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry. I washed the stencil and spatula in warm soapy water immediately {even though I really didn't want to...LOL}.

As you can see, I actually made two of everything, so keep that in mind as I talk about my design process; everything was doubled. I actually like doing these types of cards in multiples, especially with stamps with multiple steps. It just makes sense once you've got it all lined up in a MISTI.
While the panels were drying, I got to work on the beautiful floral cluster from the Pine Blossoms stamp set. I actually made four of these images; I used the other 2 for the next set of cards in this post.

Once they were all stamped, which is always my favorite because the images spring to life with each layer, I used the coordinating Pine Blossoms die collection to die cut them. I layered them onto panels that are die cut using the AMAZING new Nordic Frames Die.

This particular frame collection has three different pieces that you can mix and match to create all kinds of different borders and backgrounds. I used foam squares to add the floral cluster. The sentiment, which is also from the Pine Blossoms set, is die cut using the Sentiment Suite Basics Die. I added this to the white panel using additional foam squares.

Once the stenciled background was dry, I layered the floral panel onto it using foam squares. This was attached to a top folding A2 card base.

I mentioned during the last release that my Flappable Stencils came late, so I was thrilled to put them to use for these cards!

I created 2 more cards using the extra two stamped floral clusters; this time in red! I just love how bold and bright these cards turned out! I used the Nordic Frames again for this design and you can see some of the different options. 

I die cut the red panel using the largest of the 3 dies. I knew I wanted to do some stenciling, so I die cut a slightly smaller panel of the same red cardstock. I knew that I didn't want the stenciling directly on the die cut panel because I find that cut outs and pattern can lead to a busy design, so that is why I opted to have the extra red panel. I used the Berry Branch stencil again, but this time for a tone on tone look with red ink. At this point, I added some white paint splatter using a fine tip brush.

The sentiment, which is also from the Pine Blossoms stamp set, is stamped in black directly onto the smallest of the three Nordic Frames die cuts. I layered the floral cluster directly underneath that, similar to the previous two cards.

I added a trio of sparkling clear sequins here and there for some sparkle and shinte. I also added some coarse crystal glitter to the floral cluster on this set of cards. I opted to leave it off of the first two cards because of the stenciled background; I felt they had enough sparkle.

The two red panels are adhered directly to the two A2 top folding card bases using a tape runner.


I especially love how the sentiments match up so perfectly with the Nordic Frames; a match made in heaven!

I can't wait to try these Pine Blossom images using different color combinations! These will be perfect for many different types of cards as well!

And last, but not least, is  fun new product in the Speed Tagging Collection; these fun tags were created using the new Speed Tagging Prints paper collection! I literally whipped up a whole sheet of these in minutes! 
I paired these with the previously released Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments stamp set to make these in a snap!

There are 3 different pattern sheets so there are quite a few options! This is one of the sheets and they are just lovely! I had so much fun working on all of these projects! Join me again tomorrow for Day 2 of the release! Thanks for fluttering by!





108 comments:

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the soft pink background but adore the red too! Both are so pretty!

Kelli S. said...

Wow so pretty! Love how you used the stencil.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh...there is no word for your cards but "Stunning".

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! Love the glittery background!

Kristie Goulet said...

So gorgeous!♥♥♥

Kathi Crouse said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Your cards are gorgeous and make me want the Pine Blossoms set even more! Can't wait until Friday!

Marcia Hill said...

Both cards are STUNNING Kelly...just absolutely STUNNING!! I just love the stenciled light pink background with the glittery embossing paste...with the Nordic frames and the blooms, it just couldn't be any lovelier!! And your bold and bright red card is just as delightful...a true beauty!! Thank you for so much GORGEOUS inspiration today...I loved it!! :0)

tycodmom said...

As always I love your samples. The cards are so elegant. Friday can't come soon enough.

Annette Snyder said...

So pretty! I love the glimmer paste background!

Jennifer T. said...

Gorgeous! It's going to be hard to resist buying all these sets!

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

DGolly said...

Stunning projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity and style.

Dawn Y. said...

So lovely, Kelly! I just love reading your thought processes as you created each card! What a wonderful decision to add a separate stenciled red layer. So much incredible inspiration here today, Kelly!💗

Susi said...

Wow ... just WOW! Those little 'touches', like the glittery sparkle of the Berry Branch stencil behind your "Just a Note" card, and the white paint splatter on your "Merry Christmas" card just takes these creations to another level! Stunning.

Em said...

It looks like I won't be able to wait for Santa. All of these new items really are fabulous. The must have paper collection for my speed tag dies and those wonderful Nordic Frames will be my starting point but I love it all.

Lori B said...

I so enjoy your blog posts. You are so good at explaining your thought process on how your lovely creations come together. Thank you for such lovely inspiration & fabulous photos!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly! You’re a dream because you not only share your process but also explain “why”. You sure you weren’t a teacher in another life? Your cards are gorgeous and I love how you used the stencils. I’m with you, I’m in love with the Nordic style frames AND sentiments. Beautiful post! 😊❤️

Collette J said...

Gorgeous color combos. I love the unexpected soft pink.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I always love seeing your creations. So beautiful!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly!

Debbie said...

I love your cards Always beautiful!

jan metcalf said...

Oh so pretty, but especially in red!! You always put every item to use and therefore I must add it to my cart!! Just love your style and all the details you incorporate on your creations!!

christalmclean said...

Goodness, I didn't know I was such a huge fan of red and pink together but how you have created such luxurious beauties has expanded my thinking! Put me on the Kelly stalker list because I have to see what you are creating next and next and next!

buzzn2scrap said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards ! Love your idea of using glimmer paste with the Berry Branch Stencils !!! Now I must have the stencil. Also love the way you made the red card pop with the white center die cut and sentiment ! Always love to see what you come up with !

Cindy Beach said...

So happy that I have the glimmer paste too! Can't wait to re-create these gorgeous projects! Love your style, Kelly! And the pinks and reds!

Mary W said...

What a wonderful idea - use the same stamped centerpiece and make two completely different cards by changing the background. You are genius! That stamp really is a collection builder.

Karen Day said...

Kelly - I can't believe that you used the same stamped cluster to produce 2 bold & vibrant cards, and then 2 soft & shimmery ones! Amazing - and just lovely.

Jan Elmore said...

This mini release is huge! There's so much. It's destined to be called timeless!

Anonymous said...

There is a LOT to love in this release!! Love the colors you chose!!

Susan said...

Your cards are beautiful. I always like your creations but these go beyond. And I might even try using the paste. You’ve inspired me to give it a try.

Stampin2day said...

Your layering is out of this world! I have pinned every single card on this post! Just beyond gorgeous!
I already have the Nordic Frames on my list but from looking at your cards, I just realized something! You can leave the little cut outs in....or take them out for a totally different look! Wow..that is like two dies in one! Love!

BarbaraB said...

I just love the pink and red color combos. The pink background with embossing paste is so pretty.

Luanne said...

These are beautiful and I’m loving this collection already! I especially love your pink cards. Gorgeous!

jane said...

STUNNING color and cards! I just LOVE your designs and colors!

Annie B. said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the red background with white speckles. Great release.

BethieJ said...

So PRETTY! Love your color combos!!

Debbie said...

So very pretty, Kelly. Your combination of reds and pinks is perfection. Love that glimmer paste. They have to make it in a bigger jar!!

Linda Edwards said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! The way you add color and texture to take your cards a step further than gorgeous just blows my mind. You are always an inspiration to me!

Mutzy Mia said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Love the pink background with the stencil/paste. The Pine Blossom set is so pretty and you have done an outstanding job using it! I also like how the white peaks out on the red card through the Nordic frames. Can't wait for Friday!

Anonymous said...

Lovely creations. The red card is stunning!
Carol b

Wanda Cullen said...

Whoa! These are over the top gorgeous projects and I'm really loving the pink embossed base you used! Can't wait until Friday!

Kathryn A said...

I love the stencilled backgrounds! Gorgeous colours!

Martha Herrera said...

Such lovely cards! WOW.. my wish list is getting longer and longer!
Thanks for sharing.

AnitaR said...

Love your cards and tags, especially the embossed pink. Such a gorgeous color and card.

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards and cute tag.

Joni M said...

What GORGEOUS cards! This is such a GREAT release!!!

Teresa Litchfield said...

I just love the style of everything from the Greetery! And this card is stunning..it really fills me with inspiration ❤️

Anne B said...

You cards are gorgeous, Kelly. Love the colour combo you used for your note cards and the glimmer paste is just genius.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous cards, and I so love the new stamp set! Love seeing the Christmas cards in pink and red!Your photos are beautiful too, Kelly

Mirella said...

Beautiful and elegant work, love them all!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just stunning cards! So soft and beautiful on your first card. And those Christmas cards are beautiful in modern bright colors. And the tag sheet is marvelous. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jess said...

Wow just amazing

Cindy H. said...

Wow, such gorgeous creations! Love your designs and the beautiful sparkle and splatter that you've added.

Leslie said...

Beautiful cards! So bright and cheerful!

Unknown said...

I adore how you used the stencil and the first pink card is sooooo sweet.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kelly, your cards are stunning! I especially love the pink one. Everything about it is just so eye catching.

Pam said...

I always love your work Kelly. And that pink card was stunning!

Meralyn said...

Thank you for always furnishing me with new inspiration and ideas! Am extremely happy to add another stencil to my collection.

Karen said...

Your cards are fabulous! I love everything about them. I especially love the glitter paste background on the first one.

SavedbyGrace said...

Hello Kelly, Of course Pink!!! It's beautiful. I love the red too, but I'm partial to pink!

katrynka said...

Such beautiful cards and tags!! I really love the edging details on the cards!!

Charmaine said...

Love how you created your background with the glimmer paste...so beautiful!

Jen said...

Love your backgrounds, especially the pink with the glitter-embossed stencil - really lets the focal points shine.

Polly said...

Love all your layers! The first card is so classy!

Joanne said...

So adore the pink card stock with the use of the stencil overlay - absolutely stunnning

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layering and textures on your beautiful cards! I really love the pink card with the stenciled background.... scrumptious design and texture!

Mrsfish02 said...

Kelly these are all so gorgeous. That pine blossoms could definitely be used year round. I am so in love with the Nordic Frames. Got to have them...

Lindsey said...

SO MUCH to love! Your cards are gorgeous, and I love each and every tag!

Pauline said...

WOW, these are stunning! Love everything, your backgrounds are beautiful. I really love the first card with the glittery embossed background on the soft pink. So much inspiration today, thank you!

Suzanne Russell said...

These cards are just gorgeous! My favorite projects from today. I didn't really expect to be tempted to buy this mini release but...good grief! I should know better by now. Your projects with Betsy's products ALWAYS reel me in!

Lisa Mendoza said...

Wow, those notecards are so very, very beautiful! The soft pink just made it so special then the bright red for the Christmas cards! It shows the versatility of the set. Very beautiful.

Carmela said...

Kelly, love your cards! Your work is just so beautiful. Love how you flipped the background colors!!

Christine said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! I especially like the pink background!

Kelly said...

I just love all the gorgeous red you've used, everything pops right off of my screen!

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous cards and tags, LOVE LOVE LOVE the Nordic frames and the pale pink background with the stenciling, all so elegant.

Emma S. said...

Totally amazing. Love the pinks and reds and the Moonstone glimmer paste is so pretty with that card!!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

So beautiful Kelly. Love the pink and red!

Kailash said...

Beautiful work, love the colors and designs!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the layers and the textured background.

cropmom66 said...

These are gorgeous! I love that pink card...stunning!

maryrose said...

Adding Nuvo Glimmer Paste to my wish list now. Beautiful, Kelly!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Wow, love your projects! The glittery stenciled background is stunning! Fabulous!!

Eileen M said...

Beautiful cards, and I love the font on the sentiments!!! And the stencil! Wow!

TLady said...

OH MY, KELLY!!!! You have CONVINCED ME, that I "NEED" the new stencil, FOR SURE!!! LOL BOTH of your cards are STUNNING!!! Your pink one is GORGEOUS with your use of the stencil! WOW!! I AM BOWLED OVER!!! A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!! ( I LOVE THE WHOLE RELEASE!!!) ;)<3

Jan P. said...

Beautiful use of the stencils!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stenciling on the back panel and those gorgeous florals!

Anita said...

Beautiful creations! I love how you used these products!

Kathy Mc said...

Stunning work, Kelly! Do you ever sleep?

Helen F. said...

I am in love with these new Greetery stamps and dies and stencils. Your cards are so very beautiful, Kelly. Lovely inspiration here.

Sharon said...

Love everything, Kelly! Especially love the pink with the white glitter!

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful projects. I appreciate all of the detail you provide in how you made your cards. It helps me focus in on all of the special details. Love the stenciled glitter paste background on your first card - and oh my - how that red background makes everything just pop on your second card. Wonderful!

Tracie Pond said...

So much beauty =)

Allie said...

Your embossed sparkly background is stunning, Kelly! Fabulous inspiration!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Such beautiful projects!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I always look forward to visiting your blog Kelly. I agree, if I'm lining up stamps in the Misti it makes sense to make more than one card. Love the designs. Such pretty stamps!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the framing! The light pink looks amazing!

April Z said...

I absolutely love these cards and your tag. The colors you used are so pretty!!

Jan P. said...

Love the pink with the glittery stenciling!

ErinS said...

I adore your pink card with the beautiful stencil in the background. Stirring up ideas for me! ;-)

Mary Holshouser said...

The pink cards are so delicate.
Love the red with the stamping in
the background. Fantastic
cards. thanks for sharing
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Karen M said...

Love all the colors you have used. And those tags are so fun!

Dana M said...

Oh what lovely cards and tags! Gorgeous designs with amazing details.

Noreen said...

Love the speed tags - they'll make gift wrapping easier.

Judy Stiles said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Stebbins Family said...

Awww pink and red holiday perfection!

Shar Z said...

Very pretty.

Conniecrafter said...

These are just beautiful!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!