It's Not All Black and White

Monday, June 29, 2009

An Announcement and a Card (or two)

First, the announcement. I am so excited to be joining the Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team, along with some very talented ladies, both newcomers, and seasoned vets. Here's the whole line up:

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi's Place

Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designs

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph's Stampin' Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping and Shopping

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper In Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

And the returning designers:

Lynda Benden ~ Stamp Act

Melissa Bove ~ Keepsakes by Melissa

Jennifer Buck ~ The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn ~ Ink Genious

AJ Otto ~ The Willow Garden

Heather Lee-Reppen ~ Ink On My Ear

And now, on to today's card. I made this for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge, and I couldn't decide which version I like better. So you get to see both.

The challenge was to use grass green, sky blue and piercing. You could also add some other colors if you'd like, which I obviously did. But I tried to keep the extra colors to a minimum.

For the flower, I die cut the three largest flowers from Cuttlebug's Flowers dies, stamped them with different background stamps from Lizzie Anne's In The Background, crumpled, then secured together with a button and thread (a la Dawn McVey). For the stem, I drew a light pencil line around my largest circle nestie, then pierced with Stampin' Up's paper piercer and template. Then, of course, erase the pencil line with a white eraser. The "leaves" are from an Ornare piercing template.

For the "busier" version of the card, I added more In The Background stamps to the bottom and three 1/2" pink passion circles, covered with Glossy Accents. I'd love to hear which one you like better.

Stamps- In the Background, Say It In Script (Lizzie Anne)
Paper- vanilla, sky, wasabi, chocolate, saffron, pink passion (SU!)
Ink- chocolate, pink passion, wasabi (SU)
Accessories- Parisian punch (EK Success), 1/2 inch circle punch, paper piercer and template (SU), ornare template, button, thread, CB flower dies, dimensionals, glossy accents


Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations! Your cards are beautiful! I love the pierced stem!

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both fabulous, Bethany! And congrats on the JBelle'll have a blast!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations!!! Both of your cards are beautiful and the flower looks fabulous!

Stacy Morgan said...

Congrats! That is great news, they are going to love having you on the team! Great cards, very pretty.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I love buttons on cards, yours is great!

veronica said...

congrats, bethany! can't wait to see what you create on your new team.

Unknown said...

Congrats on the new "job"! How much fun with all those great stampers!! :) I love both cards but if I had to choose - I think #1 - I'm on a clean & simple kick lately! :)

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! I LOVE your flower and pierced stem!!! I forgot about those cuttlebug flower dies...thanks for the reminder ;)

Congrats on the DT...looking forward to working with you again!!!

Sharon said...

I really like them both. But if I had to choose I would probably choose the one with more embellishments. I love the flower and the piercing. Both cards are great! You are so creative.

Rose Ann said...

Congrats on joining the JBelle Team, Bethany!! I love your beautiful card too!! I side with the more CAS style..but both are great!!

Leslie Miller said...

Hmmmmm...I'm glad I don't have to decide, because I love them both. It depends on the day. Feeling lots of love for clean & simple some days, and want to go all elaborate the next. You're going to have fun on Lindsey's team. Congrats!