Hello and welcome to day 2 of full reveals for the Capturing Summer release from The Greetery! Thank you so much for ALL of your sweet comments on yesterday's post! The rest of the collection is being showcased today and it will all be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 AM ET! As always, you'll want to head over to The Greetery Blog for all of the details on each of the new products being showcased today! Make certain to leave a comment here, and on each of the designers' blogs for a chance to win one of 2 $50 gift certificates to The Greetery shop!
My first card for today is my favorite and all of the new products available in the "Curio Collection" are totally up my alley! Betsy has done it once again and created these fabulous dies to create a curio cabinet to display specimens of the winged and plant variety! That being said, I totally want to create little scenes in each of the sections using the tiny images from the Destination Collection to stretch these fabulous dies! These would also be perfect to showcase the beautiful flowers from the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix Dies! Wow....too many fun ideas flowing through my brain! ha ha!
To begin this fun card, I die cut all of the pieces for both the curio display and the specimens from white cardstock, with the exception being the silver pieces for the hinges and closure! I used an assortment of Distress Oxide inks to ink up all of the pieces and then had fun putting them all together! The wood border and closures/clasps are from the Curio Cover Die. The tiny labels, paper clip, and divider are from the Curio Divider and Details die. The flora and fauna pieces are from the new Curio: Summer Findings Die.
There is also a companion stamp set called Curio Labels and it is full of fabulous sentiments for all seasons, months, and more to create one-of-a-kind cards! I chose to make this an autumn birthday card for my Botany Minor Mother! ha ha! It is definitely heavy on the fauna side, rather than flora, but I think she'll still love it anyway!
I die cut the divider three times from Kraft cardstock and glued them together using liquid glue. I really wanted to achieve the illusion of this being a wooden curio box. Once the dividers were stacked I glued them to a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of Linen cardstock that has a hint of grey ink around the edges for a worn look. I glued the wooden pieces around the edges and then had fun placing the different pieces into their rectangles! I toyed around with the idea of adding some corsage pins to the winged creatures to give the illusion that they are pinned down, but it made the card a little busy, so I opted to leave them off!
I stamped the different sentiments onto the little labels and added them with mini foam squares. I glued the hinges and closure pieces on with liquid glue to finish off this curio design!
My second card for today brings back in the Jumbo Jar die that was showcased yesterday, but this time I've paired it with the new Container Garden stamps/dies accented with the Side of Greens die that was shown yesterday as well!
Do you remember Betsy's steak card from the last release that had realistic looking "seasoning" on it, but it was actually glitter? I, of course, HAD to buy some, and at the same time found some that looked like dirt! I was so happy I did because it worked perfectly for the bottom of this cute jar garden!
This cute container garden also has a pair of bumble bees to add to your project that are just sweet as can "bee"!
You were all so complimentary of my jar lid yesterday and this project also uses another metallic jar lid to accent the design!
My third and final card for today, and the release, uses the latest installment in the BotaniCuts series! These are the fabulous geraniums and I am IN LOVE! I plant quite a few geraniums in my yard and in my pots, so my card today is actually inspired by one of my own pots.
I actually made some red geraniums as well, and I really tried to get them both onto this card, but it just wasn't working out! This particular card was actually supposed to end up being a "close-up" of the porch from yesterday! I had the rest of one of the trees left over so I thought it would be fun to add some perspective to this card and imagine it off in the distance with the potted geranium on the porch.
I used the Shiplap Builder dies to create the porch floor and then had fun adding the pot and the geraniums. The pot is a new die and I love it! It's called Pretty Pot Die and I know I will be using it A LOT!
I die cut all of the leaves, pot, and blooms out of white cardstock and then colored them using Distress Oxide inks and finger daubers. This is my favorite way to add realistic shading to the dies.
Well friends, this concludes my post for today and this fabulous release! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see what they've come up with! Thanks for fluttering by!