Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Elzybells Release and Sharp as a Tack...

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. -Ernest Hemingway

It's RELEASE DAY!!! I hope you have enjoyed the sneak peeks we had this week, I certainly had a blast playing with all the new stuff and have Many more projects left to show and stamp. Today I have some simple CAS style cards to show you. One of the things I love about Elzybells is the sentiments, Elizabeth has a great way with words and I love the fonts she uses as well. Whether it is a sentiment set, single or the sentiments included in image sets, I get So much use out of these stamps.

Continuing with my
Porcelain Paper and Verve sketch theme this week I did a simple Thank You card using a new sentiment, I omitted Just the word Thanks and it fit perfectly in the punched circle along with the flower from Best Things. The sketch had a twist of *White Space* (kind of difficult for me not to cover up all that white paper, but I liked it in the end.)

For the second card I used a Fabriano Mediovalis card and some left ove strips of Porcelain paper. The sentiment is Wonderful, I really LOVE the new Best Things sentiment set! I simply punched the paper with the Embossed Zig Zag punch, added a Hand Crocheted flower (Coming soon to HSE!) and a Build-a-Brad with another scrap of Porcelain paper inside.

This card ended up being Perfect for the new
Scribble This Challenge on Lisa's blog, I used the Unsharp Mask on my Photoshop and I think you can Really see a diffference on this card, it didn't make the edges funky, but it really brought out the dots and the edges of the zig zag, as well as the individual threads in the flower...

Here is the original photo....

And here is the final result...the only changes were the Unsharp Mask and the edge fading...

Great Thanks, Best Things (Elzybells)
Fabriano Mediovalis, Porcelain (Basic Grey,) White (PTI)
Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk
Misc: Hand Crocheted Flower, Build-a-Brad,
Zva Swirls (cut to fit,) Jewel Stickers, MS Crafts Embossed Zig Zag Punch

Thanks for stopping by! Now GO SHOP!!! :)


  1. These are great Rachel! Love those little crochet flowers! How cute! x

  2. I Love the crochet flower. It reminds me of Grandma and that could just make me cry! The card is Simply elegant!

  3. These are really cute! I really love that crocheted flower, sooo glad they are coming to the store. You rocked these peeks girlie!!

  4. AnonymousJune 24, 2009

    Such a yummy card!! Love those flowers!! :)

  5. I seriously need to get Photoshop!! Gorgeous cards!

  6. Beautiful cards today! And I am loving that sentiment set. Too bad I am flat broke for this month! It's on my wish list!

  7. Both great cards - love the Porcelain line! Also love the look of the crochet flower with the crystals - gorgeous!

  8. These are just simply beautiful!

  9. OMGosh Rach...the edited photo is amazing. I think I need to be buying myself Photoshop!! Great card. I am just catching up on everyones release projects as I was away on vaca all week. Hugs!


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