Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 2014 Release Week - Day 3

It's Day 3 of of our December 2014 Release Week! If you are just joining us, don't forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 to see lots more inspiration featuring the new products we will be releasing on December 5, 2014.

Today's cards all feature the Unconditionally stamp set. This set is full of a lot of great sentiments that are perfect for spreading a little love, whether friend-to-friend or with your significant other. And I gotta tell you, this is another one that I had a hard time putting down! I just love the fonts in this as much as I love the sentiments themselves.

This is my favorite card of the release. This could be a "love" card, but I think that sentiment just screams gratitude. Like you are so grateful, that your heart could burst! Know what I mean?

I started with a watercolor panel and added a little watercolored "splash" in the center using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Maramalade. Once that dried a used the tiny little heart included in Unconditionally and stamped a few in Memories Black ink.

I stamped the sentiment using the same ink onto watercolor paper as well and adhered it with foam tape. To finish off the focal panel, I added a few arrows using the previously released Cupid's Arrow Die and a wood veneer heart. I wasn't digging the natural wood look for this card, so I just colored it with a black Copic Marker and then covered it with a little Glossy Accents.

For the rest of the card, I layered a few neutral patterned papers together with the focal panel and added a mini clothes pin to "hold" them together. (Yeah, they are adhered together with adhesive too) I colored the top of the clothespin with a black Copic marker as well so it would match. Finally, I adhered the grouping to a Dove Grey card base using foam tape.

Along with the sentiments, there is also a great little solid frame image included in this set. All of the sentiments will fit inside of it either horizontally or vertically, but I wanted to show you how you can use it beyond that.

I really like the pattern this created by stamping the frame repeatedly to cover my background. I alternated between stamping it vertically and horizontally using Silver Lining, Bloomsberry, and Sweet Nectar ink on White cardstock.

To add my sentiment, I die cut a rectangle using the smallest rectangle from the previously released Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles Die and stamped the sentiment in Memories Black Ink. I cut another rectangle from Black cardstock and layered it behind the white one, offsetting it just a bit. I added a little bit of gray denim weight thread underneath for a little interest.

I cut the top panel a little short and added some gray striped washi tape to the bottom of my white card base before adhering with foam tape.

My last card for today is very graphic and something I've been meaning to try for some time now. And, since this is mainly a sentiment set, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it. I'm very happy with how it turned out!

I started by die cutting the triangles using the Quilt Cuts 2 Die from Dove Grey, Cashmere, gold foil and aqua cardstock. This die cuts the larger triangles you see surrounding the heart. So I just cut a handful in half directly down the center to get the smaller triangles and then arranged them in a heart pattern.

I filled in the background with a few extra random larger triangles to help ground the heart and keep it from looking like it was floating. For the sentiment, I stamped the "you me" sentiment in black, stamped the separate ampersand and heat embossed it in gold and adhered it with foam tape to the center of the heart.

Very easy design, and I think the font looks as great with the modern edgy look as it does with the more eclectic and collage style of the first card. What do you think?

Design Team Inspiration

That's if for today...you know what time it is...

Giveaway Alert

It's time for another giveaway! Would you like to win the Unconditionally Stamp Set, the Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles Die and the Quilt Cuts 2 Die ? Just leave a comment below by 10:00 a.m. EST on 12/04/14 to enter. I will select one random winner from all comments. Winner will be posted on our Releaser Winners page by noon.

Good Luck! We are half way through Release Week, so be sure to come by again tomorrow for more release inspiration and a chand to win it all!

104 comments:

  1. I could ogle your watercolor projects all day. They are just stunning!

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  2. everything looks so artistic and beautiful

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  3. So lovin this release!

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  4. These are wonderful! I love the sentiments and that last card with all those fantastic triangles just makes me happy!

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  5. Another day filled with lovely projects! Love these!!

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  6. Beautiful cards, love the new release :)

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  7. Gourgeous cards!!!! Love all of the them, can't pick one :)))

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  8. I just love the Boom Clap card... so great for my honey's Valentine card. But you're right it could be used for other occasions! tks for sharing.

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  9. Such beautiful cards again love this release really awesome.

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  10. Absolutely love the first card! It is visually stunning!

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  11. Love the geometric card using Quilt Cuts. It has such a fresh clean look.

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  12. The sentiments in this set are so fun, especially the two "boom" ones. And I love the modern looking heart made with the quilt dies, so cool.

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  13. I just love the cards you made. Such soft elegant colours too!

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  14. Thanks for the earworm! ;-) Love that song and the cards with it. Really stunning cards. Thanks for the chance.

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  15. Great fonts and sentiments! I love the contemporary triangle card too.

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  16. I love your new card ideas and products!!!

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  17. Can't have enough great sentiment stamps. These are awesome. Love your cards.

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  18. I think this is definitely a favorite of mine from this release! LOVE everything in this stamp set.

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  19. Love how fresh and modern these sentiments are!!!TFS!!!

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  20. Really lovely, I just love your releases!

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  21. Love that Boom! Clap! card...so visually pleasing to my eyes! The little girl in Joni's sneaks is adorable too!

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  22. LOVE all your cards! The last one is my favorite!

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  23. Love the variety of cards...so many styles and techniques!

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  24. Stunning cards...and so in love with the first card!

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  25. I'm in love with this release!!

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  26. I love the modern simplicity of of the card using the quilt cuts die! Clean and pretty.

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  27. Love all of your cards! A nice variety of different colors and techniques.

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  28. Love that watercolor splash.. You totally Rock Watercolors in every project!!! This set is just as great as the others in this release I can't wait for Friday!

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  29. Wonderful new products and lovely cards.

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  30. I love your cards and stamps! Looking forward to the complete release.

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  31. More gorgeous cards, Dawn ... the watercolour's just lovely ... the graphic triangle are simply fabulous! Anita :)

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  32. WWOWWOOWOWOWOW!! LOVING the New Products and the AMAMZING Inspiration!! =) Can't wait to see more!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  33. All three cards are just stunning! And the new products are awesome, too!

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  34. Love the first card... bold pop of colours that look clean n modern!

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  35. Boom Clap that song is etched in my head for the rest of the day now! Love the sentiments!

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  36. Love these trendy card designs, gorgeous sets!!!

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  37. Love these cards and the sentiments are perfect!

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  38. Super cute cards. And a bit quirky :) Love it!

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  39. Oh, my word - these are gorgeous! I'm almost overwhelmed with all the inspiration - almost! Please don't stop creating and sharing!

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  40. Love all your cards! This release is amazing like always :)

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  41. Beautiful! l love the nectar, bloomsbury and grey color combo. Joni is amazing. Stunning artwork today.

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  42. I know, anyone that I sent your cards to would certainly love them. Thank you, for sharing and offering a great product giveaway

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  43. WOW! I'm in water colour heaven! Loving IT!!!! Great work. they are all stunning!

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  44. beautiful cards!!! Love them!!!!

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  45. Gorgeous cards! I love the font on the sentiments from the Unconditional stamp set and quilt related dies are so cool! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  46. OH MY Goodness, Dawn!!! These have a home as soon as I can get them...
    =] Michele

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  47. Sharon M, Eagan MNDecember 3, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Love the designs - great cards

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  48. What great cards. I really like these sentiments too. Thanks for sharing these ideas and thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

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  49. Another gorgeous array of cards!! Love 'em all!!! Such a great set of sentiments.

    Linda

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  50. what great sentiments. Love the quilt heart also. Wonderful release.

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  51. ohhh I love these sentiments!!! Love the size of them too!

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  52. This is gorgeous! I love the aqua and gold color combo and that patterned paper you created with the solid frame is amazing.

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  53. Oh, Dawn! I really love these sentiments!! The cute solid frame will show them off perfectly! Sentiment stamps always win my heart! ♡

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  54. Beautiful, fun cards! i'm super excited about the sentiments!!

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  55. The heart card is amazing!! Love the color scheme. I can't wait to pick up this new set.

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  56. Stunning designs, each and every one! Ummm hello? Would I like to win these...ummm no...i would LOVE to win these!!! Thanks so much!

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  57. Sweet layouts for each card, Dawn. I like the looks of this set. Eager to see all of them! Another great release! Thank you!

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  58. Wow!! Those cards are amazing!! I love everything about them!!

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  59. Fantastic cards, every one is a piece of art!! Your watercolor BG are amazing!!

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  60. I love the water color card. The colors are beautiful.

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  61. Boom! Clap! Makes me want to have a dance party! ;) Love all of these cards today!

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  62. What amazing cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  63. WOW!
    Amazing cards! I too, love the first card! Actually, I love all three!

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  64. Such beautiful cards. Would love to win this amazing set!

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  65. Your cards are always fascinating - amazing talent! Thanks for sharing!!

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  66. love the pieced heart from the quilt die!

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  67. Wow - beautiful cards! Love this set.

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  68. I love all the watercolor techniques! Great colors in these cards!

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  69. Awesome cards! My favorite is the one with a heart made with triangles
    The colors you used are fab!

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  70. Oh I just luv the color combos u used and the sentiments are fabulous

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  71. You come up with such unique designs! Love them!

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  72. I love the card with the bright pink and orange splash of water color. So, pretty : )

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  73. Lovely cards- so very pretty!

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  74. Your favorite is mine, too, although your geometric heart is a super close second. These are so fabulous!

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  75. Fabulous new products. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. Your gorgeous assortment of cards here makes my heart go BOOM! CLAP! What can I say except: in LOVE. Completely. Thank you for the sensational inspiration!
    ~c

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  77. Love the Watercolour "splash", as well as your triangles card!

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  78. Love all the color combo and all the stamps. Great product release as always

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  79. Love all of these cards! Wonderful work guys!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  80. You make the best cards! I really like the first one!!

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  81. LOVE, LOVE your watercolour and triangle heart!!! FAB stamp set!

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  82. Beautiful cards!! I love the water-coloring on the first one.

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  83. Beautiful cards....especially the quilted heart. (Honestly, I'm getting a little tired of making Christmas cards. Valentine's Day is a nice change!). Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sherry in MI

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  84. Incredible cards !! First one is stunning

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  85. Boom! Clap! That is a fantastic card! Lovin' this release!

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  86. Great cards. Love these gorgeous sentiments.

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  87. Wow! Love all of the cards and this new stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. If I had to pick a favorite from your latest cards, I could not do it. All are amazing! The first one has a mixed media feel to it that I just love. The colors you chose to stamp the frame in to a background are so pretty together. Lastly, every single thing is perfection on the graphic card. I love it so much I'm going to buy the quilt cuts 2 set along with Unconditionally--the typeset is so cool. Wonderful designs. Such talent. Totally inspired. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness!

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  89. Fabulous cards! The geometric heart card is my fave!

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  90. I definitely have a couple of songs stuck in my head now! haha Love the sentiments! Gorgeous cards!!

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  91. Love the triangle die cuts - and the watercoloring too. Just gorgeous!

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  92. Oh I love the watercolour background in the first card, but the last one with the triangles - so gorgeous!

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  93. Great cards! Love the rounded rectangles :)

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  94. Gorgeous cards! Love how you made the triangles look so elegant!

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  95. I must make each and every one of these cards! They are so awesome! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!
    Many Blessings
    Melitta Ball

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  96. I just love the Boom! Clap! card. Such a fun release.

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  97. Such gorgeous cards, I especially love the triangle heart, the colours are gorgeous. And also love the stamped frames card, beautiful colours too!!

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  98. I am really OCD. I, however, enjoy the "freedom" of the designs that create. I'm sure they are just as planned out as all my crafts are but yours look more beautiful. I've been cyber-stalking you for some time now and can never wait to see another of your designs. You are either a graphic artist, or you missed your calling! Simply, beautiful cards, paper crafts, dies AND stamps! Thanks so much! I plan on adding to my "never ending" collection of art supplies and FINALLY adding your items to my collection, as soon as my Christmas pouch stops bleeding money! Ha!

    Oh, btw, you posed a question above. My answer is, Yes. Yes the fonts look great with both collage type designs AND more geometric designs.

    April

    P.S. I'd love to see some videos on how you do some of your watercolored backgrounds. I'd also love to know what brand of watercolor paper you use and what supplier you purchase it from.

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