Friday, November 27, 2009

Blog PaRtY: Plain Jane Reveal

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our Thankful Hearts Blog Party, already in progress! If you haven't seen the first two challenges yet, be sure to scroll down to the previous posts and check them out.

Right now, it's time for the first reveal of the day! We'll be releasing two Plain Janes (individual stamps) tonight. The first is called Grateful Heart...

For my sample card, I chose to work with Laurie and Tosh's sketch challenge. I thought the strips in the sketch were perfect for the sentiment, so I masked off each part to ink the two lines separately on Kraft paper. the gorgeous DP is from the Life Stories collection by My Mind's Eye, and I added a little piercing and sponging, but really made the DP do most of the work. To complete the them of the sentiment, I cut some hearts out with the Cuttlebug Concentric Hearts die and added a little bow for easy elegance.

The second plain jane being released tonight is 1 Corinthians 15:57...

For my sample card, I borrowed inspiration from Mercy and Teresa's color challenge to use turquoise, olive, black and white. The sentiment is stamped on a Labels 5 Nestabilities die cut and I sponged olive ink around the inner edges. The olive panel is stamped with a flourish from the Celebration of Thanks set releasing tonight, for a nice tone on tone background. I added some scalloped edges and embossed the bermuda layer with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. Some ribbon, a prima flower center and swirly bling finish it off in style.

Okay, so now it's time for our first giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in a random drawing for a Plain Jane Prize Pack! The pack will include an assortment of Plain Janes, {including the two we've revealed in this post}, as well as some luscious ribbons, papers and embellishments! Deadline to enter is Monday, 11/30 at midnight Mountain time.