Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Inspired By Stamping Sneak Peek - Background Basics II & Big Hope

Welcome to Day 2 of the May Release Party for Inspired By Stamping!  Today we are featuring Background Basics II and Big Hope.   The entire release will be available for purchase on May 10th at 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time).  See the end of this post for more details, including Blog Candy.

One of the three background stamps in the new set is this fabulous houndstooth (I have a blogging friend who looooves houndstooth...and you know who you are!), which I used with a light blush color.  I made a window with the brand new Fancy Labels Die and used a sentiment from Big Hope on the card base behind it.


I used two flowers from Elegant Flowers, a release from this year, to create one new blossom.  After stamping one large and one small rose and coloring them, I cut the stamens off the large one and attached it to the smaller one. The two layers are separated with foam dimensional stickers.



Stuff to know before you go:
  • The entire release will be available in the IBS Store on May 10th at 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. EST)
  • Free shipping is available on all orders over $20, from May 10th at 7 p.m. to May 12th at 7 p.m., Brisbane time)
  • Save 10% when you buy all 7 stamp sets plus die set in a bundle
  • Chances to win Blog Candy May 6th - May 10th!  Check Joanna's blog for all the details.  There will be winners daily!

For more inspiration using our new sets, check out the DT's projects:

Joanna http://wp.me/p2QJN7-2WY
Colleen http://www.colleendietrichdesigns.com/2013/05/inspired-by-stamping-sneak-peek-rose.html
Deb http://aworldofimagination-deb.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspired-by-stamping-may.html
Kendra http://luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot.com/2013/05/ibs-backgrounds-and-hope.html
Irit  http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspired-by-stamping-may-release-day-2.html
Leah  http://paperblossoms.blogspot.com/2013/05/hope-is.html
Grace http://tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspired-by-stamping-may-release-share-1.html
Vicki http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspired-by-stamping-may-release.html
Tina http://woodedviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/hope-is.html
Shani http://paperesse.blogspot.com/2013/05/vintage-birds-inspirational-card-using.html
Calyspo http://calypsocandycraft.blogspot.com/2013/05/ibs-may-release-background-basics-ii.html
Cindy: http://cindycoutts.com/?p=12552

Hope you enjoyed today's card, and I'll see you tomorrow with more goodies!



Big Hope, Background Basics II, Elegant Flowers, Fancy Labels Die - Inspired By Stamping

21 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring on the flower! So pretty!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous! The houndstooth almost looks dry embossed...very pretty!

Hussena said...

What a beautiful card Collen ..Just love the Bg stamping and the beautiful flower ...it looks so soft and elegant !!

Benzi said...

Am I being called out? LOL Oh my goodness, what a stunning card. The HOUNDSTOOTH in blush is speaking to me. Wow!

Oh, I love that Fancy Labels die and the sentiment is sooooo pretty..even has the word 'bird' in it. :-) I am getting a big dose of awesome things here. Of course, what you did with the rose is yummy. Great job on this beautiful card, Colleen.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo beautiful!! LOVING that gorgeous flower!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous!! Love that flower

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! Its so elegant n gorgeous ! I loved the flower n window a lot !

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love the softness of the houndstooth with your perfect flower! Love the sentiment on the negative die!

Tina said...

So pretty!

Shani Thomas said...

A beautiful card, Colleen. Your design and execution is just breathtaking. Adore the 3D aspect to the flower and the coloring is top notch.

Shea said...

Such an elegant card, Colleen, and I love how you applied the sentiment behind the negative image. Your treatment of the rose is a stroke of GENIUS, and now I've learned a new technique! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Leah said...

SO pretty! Love the window and the flower is so gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Simply lovely Colleen! The hounds tooth background looks great in soft pink and I really like your cut out for the sentiment!

Grace Tolman said...

beautiful card Colleen. I love the opening in the center and the colored flower stamp. So elegant.

Bonnie said...

I love houndstooth in blush! I wouldn't have thought to do it in this color, but I love it! Love the window and the fab sentiment too!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the window with the FAB sentiment and that GORGEOUS flower! GREAT coloring, Colleen!

Emily Keaton said...

Hi Colleen! You have been oh, SO busy, my friend! I caught up on all of your most recent posts (and enjoyed them all immensely!), but alas, I don't have the time or energy to comment on each on individually tonight. I'm so sorry!! I just love this gorgeous creation--the window, the houndstooth, the trendy sequins, that fantastic blossom. All combine perfectly for an elegant card!

I'm so very glad to hear that you've been busy teaching recently! I've been thinking of you so much. There will be plenty of time to get caught up once you've had a chance to catch your breath. Just know that you are in my thoughts and on my heart!! Wishing you the best of luck with everything :D

yyam said...

This is beautiful Colleen. I love just the houndstooth stamping...so elegant...love those little sequins too.

E.T. said...

I finally managed to drop by! LOVE LOVE LOVE your gorgeousness of a card! Beautiful choice of colours (as always)and the work on that flower is to die for!
xo,
Erum

Carole said...

I'm sure I saw this card yesterday on Pinterest. Your cards always catch my eye.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love love love the flower!

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