Monday, April 16, 2012

MCT April Sneak Peak–Day #1

What’s up crafty peeps! It is that time of the month again and I have a relatively simple card to show you today.

Interesting tidbit, I didn’t use any patterned paper or ribbon on this card. Yes, shocker, no bow!! Truthfully, I decided to try something a little different, but don’t be alarmed if this isn’t your cup a tea, I’m 100% positive that there will be ribbon and layers and inking and yummy vintageness later in the week!

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So, a few weeks ago, Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink, did a post on graduated backgrounds and I really liked the look of it. Now, here is the thing. I don’t own a single Copic marker. They’re on the list, and I would love for them to offer a certification class in Nashville (it’s the largest city close to me).

I made my background with Prismacolor Markers. They’re alcohol based like Copics, but the two big differences are they are not refillable, and don’t have a brush tip. Mine are super old, and still have a lot of ink in them. And they’ve been through interior design courses, so if you color, they can be a more cost effective option to Copics.

Now, I used two of our new sets on my card. My cute whimsical flower is from the All Around Everything Accessories set. The entire team is using this set today so and you will find that it has an image for every occasional. And, I must mention, that it coordinates with my FAVE Scallop and Stitched Circle die set! My sentiment is from Floral Sentiments. You will see more of it later in the week Because I used markers, I stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink so that it wouldn’t bleed.

I felt like my card needed something else (because I couldn’t put on some ribbon!!) so I took out a piece of pink cardstock and stamped the Chicken Wire background on it with Wisteria Wonder ink from Stampin’ Up. I then took my Recollections butterfly punch and punched a few out. I am so loving the light blue/purple tones right now. In need of some lavender here!

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!

Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, April 19th during the Stamp Release Blog Hop  happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

Log onto to your Facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

That does it for me today! I hope everyone has a blessed day and an amazing week!

P.S. Vintageness is not a word. It was created by me. Feel free to use it. ♥

58 comments :

  1. Love your marker work and all the other details on your card.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  2. Very pretty I love the scene you created on this card!!
    Kristan

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  3. Great job on this card :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  4. YOur card is so cute. I love all the detail. Thank you for sharing.

    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  5. Beautiful job with this card!! Love the colors and flowers!
    TFS
    Jessica

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  6. Trell ~ this is just STUNNING! I am AMAZED that you did this without Copics! WOW! I just LOVE how this turned out! I also LOVE how you took your pictures and set up the scene! Great job sweet friend ~ actually AWESOME job!

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  7. Beautiful Card. Love your style and what a great way to photograph your creation. Awesome Job.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  8. Wow, I love your card so colorful, thanks for sharing.

    alvinascreations.blogspot.com

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  9. You did a FAB job on this technique. I'm going to have to try it myself. Loving this new set already. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  10. Trell, you are so clever! This turned out to be just beautiful! I love how you used all of the little images!

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  11. Great card! I love the colors!

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  12. Such a sweet card! Great coloring!

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  13. Beautiful graduated background!

    Niki
    billniki@gmail.com

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  14. Wow this is cute even without the ribbons and bow. I love your coloring and the sentiment.

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  15. I love the background! Really nice.

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  16. Great background and I like your butterflies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. I just LOVE how you did this background Trell! It's beautiful! I must try it some time. Great job on this card! :)

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  18. Love the background of this card...unique and wonderful...wow!
    Lee-Ann :)

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  19. Beautiful background, great design and colors. TFS

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  20. Very pretty card!! Love the different fonts on this stamp!!

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  21. I think this turned out really pretty! I love the colors you used too! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

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  22. GREAT job with your FANTASTIC card!The background is perfect and I LOVE the way you used the new stamps,AWESOME job!:)

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  23. Super cute card! Love those flowers and butterflies.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

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  24. Nothing wrong with stepping outside the box! This is lovely even without ribbon or bows! Great coloring to show off these sweet flower images. You did great!!! :)

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  25. Love how you used the chicken wire stamp for the butterflies! Great coloring of the background as well!
    GinasCreativeplace.blogspot.com
    babi96 at aol dot com

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  26. Great technique! Love the scene you created. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  27. Love the scene you created, your flowers and buterflies help pop the beatuiful colors you used as the background, Great job on trying a new technique:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  28. The flowers and butterflies are beautiful and the new sentiments will be great also. Very nice job. Vintageness is yet to come! I like the word and will use it :D
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  29. This is one beautiful card,Trell! I LOVE your coloring...so pretty!! :)

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  30. Trell this is totally AWESOME! Love the whimsical feel and the scene I LOVE!! Love the new technique and will have to go check out her link also!! Great job my friend! Hugs, Leanne

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  31. Trell your card is so beautiful! You did an awesome job! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day!
    lindagki23ataoldotcom

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  32. Adorable card!

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  33. Love your card! Thanks for sharing! :)
    -Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  34. Trell,
    Great card...thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    jrparlier@gmail.com

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  35. Truly beautiful! Love this card.

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your card, it's beautiful.... Thanks for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  37. So beautiful!! I love that you showed us this technique!
    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  38. Beautiful card! You have some great creativity! Thanks for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

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  39. Beautiful card! Great job!

    Cindylop@rocketmail.com

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  40. "Relatively simple"???? I don't think so!!! This card is just awesome!!!! Love all the colors! You did such an amazing job with your coloring :) So cheerful and pretty! Love it

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  41. I love your card Trell and the colors are fabulous

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  42. This card looks amazing! I can't imagine the amount of time you spent making it so beautiful!!!! Awesome job...love the graduated colors and how sweet are those cute lil flowers!!!! Wow!!!
    hugs,
    joni

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  43. Cute card. Love all the colors you used, but I have to admit I missed your bows, they are always amazing.
    Ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  44. I love the way you did the background, especially the grass
    layer
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  45. Such a colorful card! I like it!
    Melissa

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  46. Vintageness should be in the dictionary. i can see it! Love the colors and the card. Thank you for sharing

    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

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  47. Hi Trell!
    What a BEAUTIFUL CARD! Great job on the graduated coloring...and without Copics, that's awesome! I too loved Nicole Heady's post on graduated backgrounds...I think it looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  48. Hi Trell!
    What a BEAUTIFUL CARD! Great job on the graduated coloring...and without Copics, that's awesome! I too loved Nicole Heady's post on graduated backgrounds...I think it looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  49. Love the background, and super cute card

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  50. Simply beautiful, there really was no need for the bow this time ;) and I love the new word too! I am going to be using that for sure! Thanks for the tip on the markers and for sharing this car with us.
    Have a great day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  51. What a pretty card Trell!! It is my "cup of tea" and I love the simpleness of it. Great job stepping out of your comfort zone!!

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  52. Very cool card! I love it and love all the attention to detail that you put into this card! The flowers are just the cutest!! Can't wait to see this whole set!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  53. Love the simplicity of this card. Understated, yet delivers the punch.TFS.

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  54. with or without copics, you did an amazing job coloring!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  55. the coloring on this card set it off nice
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  56. Looks amazing. You did a wonderful job and the card looks beautiful. Thanks.


    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  57. Great card! Love the colored background you did -- so bright and colorful. TFS!

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