Monday, August 30, 2010

September 2010 Sneak Peek Day 3: Ever After

It's day 3 of our September Release Sneak Peeks. And today, I've returned to my CAS roots to shine the spotlight on the large bloom and leaf outline images included in Ever After.

I chose a simple layout and color combo to really let the gardenia shine. I just love how this image colors. It's not overly complicated, but has just enough detail to really have fun while you are coloring it. Depending on how you highlight and shade it, the amount of movement in the petals is really in your control. Gardenia petals are pretty large and smooth, which makes it a breeze to fussy cut. I stamped the leaves, bloom, and bud on white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them all out.

Even though this is a gardenia, I just love how it looks colored in different shades as well. I also added a few drops of Glossy Accents to try to suggest some fresh water drops on the petals. It didn't turn out exactly how I imagined, but this was my first time experimenting with Glossy Accents, so maybe with time. ;o)

The girls have more for you today as well, head on over to see what they done. They have totally blown me away this release!

And don't forget, today is the last day to leave a comment for a chance to win "Ever After". Leave a comment by 11:59 pm August 30th, and I will pick two random winners from all countdown comments combined to win "Ever After". Be sure to leave a comment each day to increase your chances! I'll be back tomorrow with the full reveal.

33 comments:

  1. LOVE the way you've colored your flower and that bold color combo! WOW! So pretty!

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  2. I love Jinny's and Kerrianne's cards using flowers as backgrounds!

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  3. This is soo pretty! Love that border punch...I was on the fence but I might reconsider now that I've seen how nice it looks!!

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  4. Wow, Dawn! I love how you colored the large bloom. This card is so classy and elegant...the black and white with the pop of the bloom is lovely and the sentiment is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh, GOODNESS! {You're GOLDEN, too! Were you and Ms. Gwin crafting together, by any chance, this weekend! hee hee} I LOVE IT! Girl, this set is just the pinnacle of stamp-a-bility. I hope the rest of the stamp-lovin' public feels the same - it's the stamp set of a lifetime! Great, great, GREAT job! The card, the stamp, EVERYTHING! Yee Haw!

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  6. Beautiful card - love the black with the contrasting colors - really makes the gardenia pop!

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  7. Dawn, I don't recognize the border punch used on the white - or did that paper come pre-cut? I love the card! I hope to get that stamp one day.

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  8. Nice, nice, nice... fabulous set Dawn! great inspiration too. Can't wait to get one :p

    Angeline

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  9. Wow this is so gorgeous I love the yellow with the black!!!!

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  10. What a stunning card! The flower really stands on on the black and white base!

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  11. Love the black and white with burst of yellow--a really stunning card!

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  12. So pretty! Love your coloring. And your glossy accents raindrops? Very clever!!!

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  13. Love the water droplets. That punched edge is stunning!

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  14. Wowzers!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Just a stunning card!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the yellow against the black. I never get the raindrop thing with glossy accents either.

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  16. CAS, my favorite! This is gorgeous! I've been super sick and have tons of blog posts to catch up on!

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  17. Oh no! I loved that flower in the white and the red from the other day and now this yellow/orange is amazing!

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  18. LOVE the coloring of the flower and how it pops out on the card!! Just amazing!!

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  19. So pretty! I love the gardenia in that color and it's so striking with the black and white, gorgeous!

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  20. Sooo pretty Dawn! I love it!! Gorgeous!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  21. Beautiful! And really coloring it any color you want will make it into the flower you want! Genius! I have only used the Glossy Accent once too and it didn't turn out the way I wanted either, but I love that stuff! Oh and I finally found the Martha Stewart scorboard at Michael's and used my 40% off coupon! Woo Hoo! :)

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  22. Once again a beautiful card! Looking forward to the full reveal!

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  23. Beautiful card Dawn and I love the colors that your used! :)

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  24. Beautiful Dawn! Cant wait to see what the other girls have made :)

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  25. OMGoodness, how GORGEOUS is this???

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  26. So lovely! What a gorgeous set!

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  27. just lovely, dawn! and wish i could make my pics look as clear and bright as yours!

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