Monday, July 21, 2008

The Count Down Is On!

This Thursday- Gina K and her talented team of illustrators will unveil a handful of new sets perfect for summer stamping! Since the count down is on.... that means it's time for a bunch of sneak peaks!!

I was honored to be able to use this first set that Gina is giving you all a peak at. It's Asela Hopkin's new set called Flowers for Daisy. The wonderful thing about this set is not just the beautiful images, thoughtful sayings and Bible verses but the fact that for a limited time, a portion of the sales of this set will be donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of Asela's friend Daisy who is fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Doesn't that make dipping into your stamping budget a whole lot easier?

Since I wanted the daisy to pop, I wanted to make sure my overall card layout was really pretty simple. So, I added a scallop border, edged it with some darker green paper, added some 3/4" green grosgrain ribbon, stamped my saying and that part was done. I stamped the daisy on a 2-1/2 by 3" piece of white cardstock, used my ticket corner punch on two corners and then started to color. I edged only one side of my daisy with a very light blue Tombow marker. I used three shades of yellow Prismacolor pencils for the center of my daisy and then accented some of the petals with a slate blue. Since this was a bit dark at first, I went back over the petals with a white pencil to help blend the color and make it look more like subtle shading.

Here's a close up...
I matted my daisy piece onto a dark green cardstock piece, added two glazed brads (Basic Grey) and voila.... done!

Be sure to check out Gina's blog for all the release party details PLUS a sneak of her own! If you want to check out what some of the other DT members did check out:

Michelle Joanne Emily Asela

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here Wednesday! Hope you have a little Christmas spirit in you! :-)

p.s. Voting is still going on until Thursday at noon for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Contest! Click HERE to vote for my card. Click HERE to see the gallery. Hope you like the card I made!

17 comments:

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, the daisy does pop :)

Linsey said...

Oh, Julie, your daisy card is absolutely wonderful! I love the bg, simple yet striking--your ribbon and divine coloring of this pretty image! This is a truly fabulous card and I can't wait to see what else you've come up with! thanks for the awesome sneak peek! hugs

Melanie said...

love the scallops and spots, very cute and modern!

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous card! Love your coloring of the daisy, and the other colors you used,awesome! This set is so wonderful! Cant wait to get this one for sure!

mochamama said...

Sweet card Julie. I love the daisy, seems they are popular right now!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Lovely daisy card! BTW, I voted!!

Joanne B. said...

Julie, this just jumps off the page, I love it!

The Rubber Maid said...

Very simple yet elegant card. Love it and will check out Gina K designs. Mom

Ann said...

Gorgeous! Love the daisy.

Janine said...

Beautiful Julie.. Can hardly wait to see what the releases are..
Love her stuff!!

stampinganja said...

Absolutely beautiful!!
Love what you did with the daisy!
Thanks for sharing, Anja

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful card Julie. I love that sweet daisy image.. and so beautifully colored.

Diane said...

Delightful Julie! Can't wait to see
that set!!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wow Julie! This card is fantastic! I love that verse. So uplifting! I am so excited to get this set! What a great cause! :D

Barb Schram said...

Great card, Julie! Love the verses in this set!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darling, cheerful card!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that daisy does indeed just POP!!! Soooo pretty!!! And what a special stamp set that is a DEFINITE must on my list for the party!!!!