Sunday, January 3, 2016

Creation Station: Occasions Catalog Kickoff!


Hi All!!!  Welcome to our first Creation Station Blog Hop of 2016. This month we're all featuring our "favorites" from the upcoming Occasions Catalog (which will go live on January 5th).   I haven't had a lot of time to play with some of my new things - and wasn't really sure what my favorite is.....but what I seem to be drawn to the most is the Rose Wonder stamps and the Rose Garden Thinlits.  

I have several projects that I've been working on with this bundle.  Up first - a wedding card.  

Much like yesterday's card - this one is clean and simple on the outside.  I simply die cut the flower images from the Rose Garden Thinlits from Gold Foil paper.  I adhered these to a Calypso Coral card base, that I had first stamped around the edges with the new Timeless Textures stamp set.  I wanted the sentiment to stand out and that was hard to do against the foil paper, so I added the vellum strip.  I really liked the way it soften everything up.  However, I needed a way to cover up the vellum on the inside!  

That led to this:

 I created an envelope from the Gift Card envie die and it worked perfectly!  

One thing I LOVE about the Rose Wonder set is it's sentiments.  The fonts, the sentiments that work for the insides....it's all good!

This next card is a little different - but much fun!  


For this one - I used the flower as my card front.  It was  little tricky to do - but I love the look in the end.  I used some Sale-A-Bration DSP for the inside of the card so that the color shows thru when it's closed. I didn't take a pic of the inside of the front - but I doubled up the portion where the Happy Birthday is stamped so that the same shape is on this inside.  That help keeps things clean on the inside.

Ok - time for the last card - and personally my favorite!

For this one, I went with a "no-line" watercolor technique.  I wanted the card to be soft - and sometimes when you stamp the outline image in black or even basic gray, it's too dark, and you have those lines that really pop out.  So, for this I inked the image in Smoky Slate and stamped it off before I stamped it on my watercolor paper. 

I used three different colors for the flower - Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder, and Calypso Coral.  The leaves are simple in Mossy Meadow.  

I used my new Wink of Stella pens to flick some splatters on the card - they added the perfect splatters, but they are also shimmery too!  (it shows better in the first pic)  The gold really stayed dark in places, and the clear was a little gold in spots - depending on how thick the splatter was.

Since the sentiment was embossed in gold, I decided that I needed to balance that out with some little strips of gold foil paper.  

Well - I hope that I've inspired you in some way to create something with the Rose Wonder bundle (available Jan. 5th).  

We have a great line up from the rest of the Creation Station Design Team - so be sure to follow all the way thru the hop to see what they've all come up with!  Enjoy!

 



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20 comments:

Sarah Klass said...

STUNNING watercolouring! I love the 'no line' look, must try that out soon :-)

Julie Kettlewell said...

Particularly love the last one. I've not broken into my set yet! I must remedy this immediately!

Sara Levin said...

Jen - your watercoloring never ceases to please! Plus a neat way to use the die cut rose!

Cindee Wilkinson said...

Yes, STUNNING is the only way to describe your watercolor card. Your other cards are beautiful, but the watercolor card is my fav!

kkstamper said...

Jen--your cards are lovely, as usual! I love the simple frame of the cut-out birthday card. I'm going to be CASing that one for sure! And your no-line watercoloring is so soft and pretty.

Jenny Hayward said...

All these are so gorgeous Jen. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas.

Denita Wright said...

I love your 3 projects Jen, and your Watercolour is beautiful. D x

Elizabeth Price said...

Wowza! Your cards are beautiful especially the watercolored one. Thanks for the tip on the smokey slate for a softer look-- I plan to try that. Smiles, Elizabeth

Kimberly said...

Oh my! That watercolored card is stunning. Love how you did that. Beautiful projects. XOXOXO

Dena Rekow said...

Oh my gosh, Jen!!!!! You are killing me with these cards!! I have been working with this set and not having the best luck coming up with things I like and you have the MOST beautiful cards!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Jennifer Downey said...

Brilliant! Your watercoloring is spectacular!

Anonymous said...

It's all beautiful!

Chris Smith said...

these are lovely - and so inspiring!

Kimmi said...

These are all beautiful, but I particularly like the last card. The watercolor effect is gorgeous!

Gail said...

Your rose watercolour card is the best sample I've seen so far using this stamp set! I've been on the fence about ordering it, but you have made it a real contender for me. I also love watercolouring - well, colouring of any kind, really - but have yet to try the no-line technique. Another "must-do" for 2016.

Lou said...

Gorgeous cards. My favourite is the last one. Thanks for the tip on how to stamp in the lighter grey. On my to do list.

Nicole Tugrul said...

Wow, wow and wow!!! All three cards are stunning!! Hard to pick a favorite, but I really love the watercolor rose, so beautiful!

Sue Kremer said...

Your stamped rose is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tip on using Smoky Slate stamped off. Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly Stene said...

Jen, first off, sorry for taking so long to comment! These are all so stunning! I'd say the no edge watercolor is my fave, but I love the white one with just the cutout as a front! Great work!!

Kim In Texas said...

You are so talented. All of them are stunning but I particularly love the last one.