Friday, May 18, 2012

Sneak Peek: Layered Label

I have another sneak peek for you today. Thanks to my wonderful customers and all their support during Sale-A-Bration, I earned two free stamp sets of my choice. After pouring through the catalog, I decided to go ahead and get this set from the preview as one of them.  It's called Layered Labels and it coordinates with the new Framelits that I've already shown you a couple of times.  It has a vintage feel and it's just beautiful. 

Colors: Primrose Petal, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  Stamps: Layered Labels.  Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits and Embosslits.  Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Markers.
I came up with the color scheme because of some random scraps I had on the table.  I loved the look of Lucky Limeade with the new Primrose Petal.  And Crumb Cake and Vanilla seemed a natural compliment to these dusty colors. 

To make the focal point image, I stamped the Heartfelt stamp twice, once on Primrose Petal in the same ink and then again on Very Vanilla with Early Espresso ink.  Then I cut out the Primrose Petal image with the coordinating Framelit.  I added a bit of color to the one on Very Vanilla with my marker and then cut the center oval out of it to layer on top of the Primrose Petal piece. 

It was just a happy coincidence that I happened to have the Lucky Limeade piece already cut from a previous project that didn't quite turn out the way I wanted.  It cut it with the Adorning Accents Edgelit on both sides and then ran it back through the Big Shot with the Adorning Accents Embosslit folders.  I love how it perfectly frames the Apothecary Accent shape.  I am so happy that the Adorning Accents collection carried over from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  They add just the right touch to projects.

Today I'm off to a girls weekend at Lake Tahoe with my Ya-Ya's -- you know those friends you've known forever and know where the bodies are buried.  Totally kidding about the bodies, but you know what I mean.   I've known them since I was 10 and I'm so excited because it's been a long time since we were all together. We get a whole weekend without kids and husbands and responsibilities in one of my favorite places on the planet.  I hope you all have your own Ya Ya's and that you get see them again soon too.


Candace said...

OMGosh... this is absolutely beautiful. Love it!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love the edgelits combined with the framelits. Love the color combo; it's always nice to have a happy accident of colors work out beautifully!

Yapha said...

Great card! The colors are fabulous, and I love how well the shapes coordinate!

Adriana Benitez said...

Oh, my. You are making it very difficult to resist that stamp set....

I hope you enjoy a wonderful time with your friends. Wishing you lots of fun and laughter :)

Katherine said...

I love how you used the framelits on this card - it goes perfectly with the die!