Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Greetery Destination: Summer Countdown Day 2

Hello, friends! Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments you left on yesterday's post! Today is day 2 of the Destination: Summer reveals for The Greetery and boy is it a fun one! I gasped when I saw all of the stamps/dies/stencils for today's projects! Betsy always brings the best, on-trend products to fulfill all of our crafty dreams! These graphic maps are so stinking cute and are so trendy right now for wedding invites, save-the-date, etc. To see all of the product photos, details, etc., you'll want to head to The Greetery Blog. Also, don't forget to leave a comment here and all of the other designers' blogs (linked at the bottom of this post) for a chance to be eligible to win one of the two $50 gift certificates.

My first card for today uses the Destination: Summer stamp set and dies as well as the Destination Maps Stencil collection. I've also used the Destination Maps dies; this card uses the Waterfront die. I've mixed and matched all of these products for all three of today's projects, so I'll explain where and when I used which product.

To begin this card, I die cut the postage panel using the Postal Frames die and added some ink blending around the edges; blue where the water portion is and green where the earth/grass portions are. 

After that was done, I created the lilies and palm leaves using the BontaniCuts Lily die and the BotaniCuts Palm die. I added ink and ink splatter to color them and then assembled them with liquid glue and foam squares. I set these aside and got to work on the map portion.

I die cut the Waterfront Map and then colored each piece using ink and a blender brush. Before I added the die cut pieces onto the panel, I stamped the "Sunny days are on the way" sentiment using black ink. I used the stencil over the top of the postal frame to allow me to place each piece back into place in the proper place and to give the correct spacing. I was able to simply lift the stencil off with perfect results!

The funnest part is stamping each of the pieces to fill in the details of the map. I chose to use mostly beachy pieces since I was going for a tropical, water scene! I die cut all of the little pieces and then stamped them using my mini MISTI. The only exception to this would be when stamping the compass. I felt it was easier to stamp the leaves first, then the flowers and the center, and THEN die cut it.

I used the "Glad Press-n-seal technique" for the placement of the lilies and palm fronds. I wanted to make sure I left enough room for all of the different elements and this technique really helps with proper placement.


My next card is much simpler in design, but I love how it turned out! This one uses the Destination stamp set and dies and the Round Destination Map die. 

I used the same postal frame die for this card because it just gives it that postcard/travel vibe that I love. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel (the "if only in our dreams" portion is a separate stamp).  I'm sure many of us have had summer plans cancelled with loved ones or friends that have been disappointing.

I die cut the Circle Map out of Mint cardstock and added some ink blending and ink splatter over the top. I used the stencil again to help me with placement. I used foam squares to add each individual piece onto the map. I love the dimension this gives to this simple design.

I added in all of the little details using additional foam squares. You can use as many or as few as you'd like depending on the theme of your card. Each of these sets has an assortment of sentiments that help decide which images you might choose to include.

My third card uses the Destination Maps Stencil collection as it was intended (LOL!). I placed it over the panel and then added in the different colored portions. The water portion is a separate stencil so you don't have to worry about any ink coming over an unwanted edge!

The stencil was the logical choice for me for this particular design. I knew I wanted the "Happy Summertime" sentiment directly on the panel and that would have been tricky using the dies. I added the "Hello" word, which is from the AMAZING Written in Ribbons stamp set. It really helped give this card that vintage postcard vibe I was going for!

I added the camera, palm trees, umbrella, boat, sun and the fun hibiscus arrangement in the corner. I wanted the "hello" to take center stage and the cute images add just the right amount of charm!

I had so much fun working on everything for this release! I hope you've enjoyed the last two days! Everything will be available for purchase on Friday, July 17th. You'll want to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used today's products as well! Don't forget to leave a comment here and on their blogs as well so you can be eligible for a chance to win one of the $50 gift certificates!
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)
Enjoy and thanks for fluttering by!

95 comments:

Isabel Z said...

These are so beautiful that I would display them around my house!

Unknown said...

So fun! Definitely summer on a card!

Shu-Wen said...
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Shu-Wen said...

Super cute cards! I agree the third one totally looks like a vintage postcard XD

Carmela said...

Wow, love how you added the Lily on your card. These are outstanding!!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

This collection is so awesome and I'm so glad I just had an adventure that will be so fun to archive with this set. Your makes are some wonderful inspiration for that project.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Wow Kelly, your gorgeous designs have me wanting to take a trip! I love the extra elements you added, they totally feel like travel postcards!(where can I pick one up?). You did an amazing job on these with extra thanks for the tips and techniques! Beautiful, beautiful cards!

Lori B said...

Amazing cards! You add so much detail & fun elements to your cards, just love your work.

Peg said...

So many beautiful details. Your cards are a work of art.

Kelly S. said...

Ack, the lily scene! So amazing!!!!

Nina said...

Putting all of those details on that Postage Stamp Die-Cut? Genius! So love the result! <3
And seriously, how gorgeous is the one with the blush pink card base? If only in your dreams - so fitting right now! We had our honeymoon to Hawaii planned for next year, now we'll have to wait and see... Your cards are dreamy! ^^

Show Us The World said...

Shut the front door! I can't even find words for how much I adore these cards. Over the top fabulous! Thank you for sharing them with us.

jan metcalf said...

Written in ribbons is perfect for your postcard look!! Love all your details and pretty cards, thanks for sharing Kelly!

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Natasha said...

How fun are these! Loving the addition of the lilies to go with all that summer-y goodness!

Lisa said...

Love how you paired the new release with the past sets. I really love that about the greetery products. They all go so well together. Pretty cards!
Lisa Mendoza

Pam said...

What strikes me most is your choice of colors and they are just so pretty. Loved your card designs and the added lily/palm fronds on the first card is my favorite!

Diane said...

Very pretty cards! Love your color choices.

Cindy C said...

Love this....especially the trees & that little bike!

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous cards! They remind me of picture postcards - lots of fun!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Love the addition of the lilies to this fun set!

Bev wilkinson said...

Wow these were the prettiest yet and that’s saying something since all the girls have done so amazing w these new sets! Gorgeous Kelly. Love the die cut lily. That card looks like a vintage postcard from Hawaii

Jennifer K said...

Wow! I love how you added the lilies and palms to the first card - kind of looks like an hibiscus and makes it very "Hawaiian vaca". LOL

michelle in mi said...

Your tropical theme is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

The Destiination stamps are so cute and really different.
Carol bu

Vickie R. said...

Wonderful projects! They really having me looking forward to when we are able to go to the beach again!

Kristina said...

I love how you used the lilies with this set! Gorgeous! Jaw dropping! Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen said...

You always come up with the most wonderful designs! Love those lilies paired with your beach scene and the way you die cut the circle map as a background!

Jan P. said...

Love the vintage card and postage additions. Terrific!

Debra said...

Thank you for the creative idea to pair with the Lilies which is one of my favorite! Love your designs.

Denise Perhay said...

Over-the-top! LOVE your Lily addition. Kelly, your use of color and class design really shines tnrough.Wow!

Susan Beauchaine said...

Absolutely stunning collage cards. Beautiful

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards. Love those
big flowers on the first card.
They really pop. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

DGolly said...

Amazing projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I love the beautiful colors and the fun designs. These Destination sets are so versatile -- so many possibilities.

Marsha S said...

Fabulous cards! I love the sentiments that go with these new sets!

Linda Edwards said...

Your use of the lilies was perfection!

Kathryn A said...

Super cards! Love the addition of the lillies on the first card.

Miriam Prantner said...

I am loving your projects! I would love to be somewhere tropical and beachy right now! Loving how you used today's products!

Leslie said...

Wow! Your Sunny Days card is amazing! Love it!

Catherine Milne said...

GAh! the tie in you did with the lilies was genius!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Your projects are all amazing!

Rachael B said...

Very cute!

Helen F. said...

Oh My, Kelly! I just love how you mix other Greetery sets to design your beautiful creations! THANK YOU, your posts are always so inspiring :-)

Laraine R said...

Fabulous creations! Love the colors & mix of sets!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful samples using these fun new dies and stencils!

Emma S. said...

WOW! Love how you used all the colors and designs to give your work a Tropical feel. I want to live in one of those cards. That's as close as I'll get to adventure! Lol!

artful-notions said...

~sigh~ I LOVE the first card!!! Well, I love them all, but the way you used those dies, and all the coloring... Kelly you're fabulous!!!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so pretty! I love the tropical feel of your first card with the greenery and flowers to decorate the card! Beautiful colors and details!

Lmy said...

Love your cards!

Anne B said...

Stunning cards, Kelly. I particularly love your card with the lilies!

Kris said...

Always love to see what you come up with. Your second card "Let's go on an adventure" is particularly delightful!

Karen Day said...

All three cards are just knockouts! So beautifully put together :o)

Ms. Tamp said...

Great scenes. I like the addition of the flowers. Nice design.

April Z said...

Your cards are all so pretty and make me feel like taking a tropical vacation!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: WOW! Kelly, you are AWESOME! Your cards are always gorgeous! So beautiful! Totally blown away! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

I Card Everyone said...

Kelly I'm usually scared to death of a set that has so many tiny images... but THIS ONE? OH the places we could go!
LOve your darling projects!
=]

Martha Y. said...

I love how you put those big pink flowers on the scene card!

Jwl said...

Your cards look like post cards! They will make the recipient so happy.

TeresaC said...

Love your cards, Kelly!! You are so imaginative and include so many delightful details!! This new release is such fun!! Smiles, smiles, smiles.
😊

Jan said...

These are darling cards; I just really enjoyed looking at them and taking in all the little details. I live on the coast of Florida and you perfectly captured the "feel" of my area!

Joyce said...

Absolutely beautiful and fun cards. So very fresh.

Karen M said...

Love how you added the lilies and palm leaves to the fun beachy card. Sure reminds me of Hawaii and how much fun that would be!

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous cards...the dimension created by popping up key elements makes such a difference.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love both of the waterfront ones- the tropical vibe is fantastic and makes me wish I was at the beach!
Sharon

Unknown said...

I really love your cards! I like how you incorporated other stamp sets too. Stunning cards!

Joyce said...

Wow, these are really beautiful.

Allie said...

These are so fun, Kelly!

RuthCM said...

Destination Summer collection take me away to a fun imaginary vacation.

Jenna and her Mom said...

Amazing cards! This collection is wonderful I love the water front map

Cindy Holmes said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous cards! This is such an adorable stamp collection!

Lisa Schenck said...

Beautiful projects, Kelly!

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, all three cards are fabulous. Love the third one that does remind me of a beautiful postcard. The gorgeous lilies and palms really add to your tropical scene. Those maps and all the details look like fun.

Sally Keagle said...

Oh my goodness! You do the most amazingly beautiful work. Love it all!

Luanne said...

Fantastic cards as always! Love how you added the flower on the first card, makes me want to go to Hawaii!!

Mutzy Mia said...

Your lily card is over-the-top! I love that large flower punch and the whole tropical feel. Actually I love all your cards. Great inspiration...looking forward to tomorrow!

3 Happy Crafters said...

I just love your projects, especially the second one with the large Happy die. It’s so fun, unique, and festive!

Judy Stiles said...

Your cards are wonderful!

Kailash said...

The addition of the lily is fabulous. Love your cards!

blaze said...

No matter what stamp sets you choose to use, your cards just end up so SWEET!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL USE of Betsy's product this month, Kelly! I LOVE your mix of her product too! THAT is ALWAYS a selling point for me! SUCH BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS with Betsy's UNIQUE product this month!!! ;)<3

Sharon said...

Love all your projects! Especially love seeing the lilies paired with the new items!

Miriam Leech said...

You take this set to a whole new level of beautiful!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are gorgeous! I LOVE the big flowers! The scenes are just perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue D said...

Love these destination themed cards.

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so cute and unique! Love these new releases.

Charlene said...

Love Love Love the flowers on the cards! Such a great impact! Changes the look of the cards all together! Super idea!

see mary stamp said...

Kelly - you always have such wonderful design twists on your projects. Love the addition of the large flowers and sentiments.

Heather said...

That hello card is stunning; love the blue background with it!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing - bright, cheerful, and gorgeous! The lilies and palms are a perfect touch.

BarbaraB said...

Wow!!! All your cards are gorgeous!

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards, especially the first one with its riot of summery colour!

Christine Kiehl said...

WOW! OH WOW! These cards just blew me away!!! SO beautiful, creative and such a nice display of your creative talent!!! You make THe Greeterys stuff LOOK GOOD!!!

RosieNunjai said...

Amazing cards! What inks do you use? TFS!

cmv109 said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful, especially the first one. Great job!