Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Gray Muse | Summer 2020 Stamp Collection Hop!

 



I'm super excited to be joining The Gray Muse Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Natasha Vacca's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is The Gray Muse Blog.

The Gray Muse is giving away FIVE $25 Gift Codes, leave comments as you hop along.  The more comments you leave, the more of a chance for you to win!  The commenting closes on Wednesday, September 30th and the winners will be announced on The Gray Muse Blog.

Here we go!  I've designed two cards especially for today's hop!


Let's chat about the Friend card first.  If you've been following for any amount of time, you know that I generally work with copics.  I gravitate to the pale pastels.  I stretch my creativity and used colored pencils for this project.


The draw for me about colored pencils is working with colored cardstock.  I stamped and heat embossed the Friend stamp onto a pebble colored cardstock.

Whew, I tell you, colored pencils is a workout.  I just used a Prismacolor set.  You can't really tell but my pebble panel has been mounted onto a leaf panel.


I really love how the blue in Friend really pops.

Here's my other card that uses the same Pebble cardstock but this time I used copics.


I teamed up the Simple Blooms Stamp Set with the Social Distance Stamp Set.  This is clean and simple and really makes those gorgeous blooms the start of the show.  LOVE that sentiment!


Next up is the awesome Carly Tee Minner!

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29 comments:

Maureen Reiss said...

I love the soft colors!!! Beautiful cards!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards! Look at you flowering it up 😀

Whiteibis said...

Lovely cards. I really like the layout and coloring of your work. Super floral sets to work with. Love them all.

sharon g said...

Your colors are so soft and pretty. I like how they are subtle.

Chandhini said...

Love the choice of colours, so beautiful.

Becca Cruger said...

Well you make pastel look like the cool kid, that's for sure. Those soft pinks and grays in your second card have me crushing HARD. And since sunflowers are the official flower of North Dakota, your first design instantly brought a big smile to my face.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice lighter color options. Great set use.

Janis said...

Love the muted hues of the pencils!!

DorothyA said...

So pretty and delicate. Almost looks like it was stamped on vellum!

Savannagh Kacey said...

Your subtle use of colors is warm and inviting. Thanks for showing a unique approach to florals!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE your soft colors and the way the FRIEND just pops!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the soft colors on your cards - so dreamy

Cindy Holmes said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the softness of colors for each of them!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards my friend!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous coloring
on your cards. Really
like the pencils on
the first one.
Carla from Utah

Enna said...

Such soft loveliness! And you are so right about color pencils - anything beyond some finishing details at the very end is a major workout!!

Nandini said...

Very pretty cards. I love tye soft colors.

Sue L. said...

The background of people w the softly colored double flowers is my favorite Amy. Makes me want to relax and feel so contented. Awesome!!!! Thanks 😊

Amy C. said...

I really like the soft touches of color. Beautiful new stamps.

LindaMar1 said...

Your designs with these stamps are fabulous! The muted tones make the cards.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Love the soft colors! So pretty!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Love your cards!! So elegant and pretty

Andrea Dressner said...

Lovely cards! I love your use of pastels. Soft and sweet. Simply beautiful!

KGBaird said...

Your cards are so soft and beautiful. They make me feel calm just looking at them.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the soft colors.

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring is fantastic - so
delicate and light. Beautiful
cards. thanks for sharing
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Jean said...

Simply gorgeous! A wonderful release and inspiration!

Fikreta said...

oh so pretty cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful designs and coloring! Love the soft colors!