Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Sneak Peak of Paradise

Paradise Island, that is!!! Wahoo! The Artful Inkables next release is just 4 days away and to peak curiosity and build excitement for the four, yes FOUR, awesome new stamp sets the AI Design Team will be posting some peaks of the new sets this week! Be sure to check out the AI Blog and the rest of the DT blogs for some amazing cards and projects!

The first day of teasers features this wonderful set, Paradise Island! Kim our fearless leader/owner/designer of Artful Inkables stamps truly lets her magic shine with this cute tiki- themed set! Your Copics, Prismacolor pencils, watercolors, whatever your coloring methods of choice are going to be loving this darling line drawn set. It's an absolutely MUST for luaus, house warmings, scrapbooking tropical vacations, to name only of few of the uses for this very versatile set! Can you tell I'm lovin' it!!! My card started with a base of Blue Bayou CS that was layered with a strip of Bo Bunny striped paper then Groovy Guava CS that I tore and glittered the edges with a peach Art Glitter to get a sand dune type of effect. No, I wasn't trying to make Guava colored sand but I thought the effect looked nice with the theme of this card. For the focal image, I stamped this cute little hut that would make the castaways on Gilligan's Island jealous (dating myself, huh) with my Momento Tuxedo Black ink then colored it with Copic markers. After cutting it out with Nestabilities, I matted it with a scalloped oval of Aqua Mist CS from PTI. The sweet hibiscus blossom is from the set, stamped on Groovy Guava then cut out. Next, I painted it with Pumpkin Shimmerz (love that stuff) and added some texture and more sparkle with Fruit Punch and Yellow Stickles. The ribbon is Always Artichoke by SU and the little brads are from Hobby Lobby. Be sure to check tomorrow for the next sneak peak of this awesome Artful Inkables release!!! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

10 comments:

Julia Aston said...

This sentiment is just so perfect to go with the cute hut in this stamp set! love your coloring and pretty DP - fun shimmery waves on this! Great card Beth!!

CAKVD said...

You know I love this card!!! I'm always looking for a cute tropical themed stamps and this one is wonderuful!!!!! Love your "sand" too!
Cheryl

Jennifer Muraoka said...

I just love what you're doing with the Shimmerz! Your coloring is great on this card and I love the concept! What a wonderful job, Beth! Hugs, Jenn

pammyrn said...

Beth this is to die for. Awsome job as always.

Hugs Pam

sideshow stamps said...

Cute stamps! I love the layout you did too!
:)

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Ohhh I love how you did the glitter!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I just love his tropical hut, Beth! And I really do love the colors you've used too. What a great card!

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty and cute at the same time!! Your coloring looks wonderful, and I love the papers you've used!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Always such awesome designs! Love your card and sneak peak!!!

:-)

smiln60 said...

You did another amazing card. The hut is perfect...how do you colors always look so wonderful?