Wednesday, August 18, 2010

OCL Sneak Peek!

Welcome to my blog, With a Stamp and a Song!  I'm so excited to give you a peek at some brand new Our Craft Lounge stamps!  I am a good secret keeper, but the wait between CHA and the actual release of the new product is sheer torture!  It is so nice to finally be able to share!  

The image that I'm previewing today is from a very elegant new set called Shades of Fall.  This set is simply gorgeous! I love that it has traditional Fall sentiments as well as sentiments that work for everyday.  It is a versatile set that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.  I chose to pair it with some beautiful paper samples which were graciously given to me at CHA.  I thought that this ginko leaf image would look nice with these colors.

I colored the background behind the leaf with very pale Copic markers, adding a bit of peach to the corners and then distress-inking the edges of entire piece.  The leaves were colored with hues of green and blue which accentuate the colors of the stripes in the designer paper.

Here's a close-up of the subtle out-of-the-box cut-out technique used with this image and the beautiful metallic finish of the text of this designer paper.

It is so exciting that some of the new lovelies from CHA have already start to appear in the ihp store!  I've been visiting often to click on the new products link to see what arrives each day.  Yesterday Kate added new Our Craft Lounge stamps and a whole bunch of new ribbon!

Here's the list of products from i {heart} papers that I used to make my card:
Our Craft Lounge Shades of Fall stamp set
sneak peek designer papers (more to come soon!)
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink
Copic markers
satin ribbon
Scor-Buddy (got this for my trip to Michigan, and I'm in love with it!)
EK Success border punch
pop dots

This is a big release, so there are lots of previews! You can see the sets over on the OCL blog today and enjoy blog hopping through the weekend to see all the wonderful samples. Don't forget to leave comments on each blog for your chance to win the set I will reveal on Friday.

A few rules to remember:
  • Blog candy runs from today (8/18) through Sunday, August 22nd (3 pm Eastern time). 
  • You may leave 1 comment per day on each blog listed in our sneak peeks and blog hop. (Make sure you are signed in or leave contact information. If we can't get in touch with you, you won't be eligible to win!)
  • Only one set per winner.
So go and enjoy the gorgeous creations made by our amazing design team and guests!
Amber Hillman
Beth Silaika
Bev Gerard
Broni Holcombe
Cambria Turnbow
Charmaine Ikach
Cindy Lawrence
Debbie Corbari
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather McNally
Holly McMillen
Jeanne Streiff
Joy Kennedy
Kendra Wietstock
Kisa Peters
Lori McAree
Michelle Fowler
Pam Hooten
Terri Thill


  1. Deb, this is beautiful!!! Love the colors and the vintage feel.

  2. how pretty, love the colors!

  3. Such pretty colors on this card. Love it. :)

  4. beautiful - love the colors together!

  5. Oh, this ginkgo leave is beautiful in this color! Love that paper too!!

  6. I love the subtle colors, it's gorgeous!!

  7. Beautiful Deb, just beautiful!!

  8. really a beautiful card. love the aqua/seafoam combo and the other little detail--pearls, gingko... all make it such a lovely project. tfs~k

  9. Oh Deb, this is gorgeous!!!

    I lost my phone in Chicago so I don't have your number anymore :( Give me a call sometime!! Hope you had a great family vacation!!

  10. This is really beautiful, love that text in the background!

  11. Oh Deb!
    I so adore the softly elegant colors & presentation you've brought to this! Beautiful!


  12. Very pretty. There is an understated elegance in your card.

  13. This is so pretty. I love the layout and the papers you chose

  14. Wow! Deb, this is amazing! Love the way the image flows out of the box! And that text paper...stunning!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your color combination.

  16. What a gorgeous card! Love the papers, distressing, and pearls.

  17. Stunning card. I can't wait to see that set. I have a feeling that I have to have it!
    Hugs and smiles

  18. The colors you chose for this set is different in a good way. It's lovely.

  19. I love striped paper & I like how you pulled the colors from it.

  20. this is beautiful! love the color combination.

  21. Just lovely! I really like the soft color scheme.

  22. Very pretty! Love the pearls along that punched border. :)