8.29.2009

Inspiration Avenue Sneak Peek...

I can't wait for Tuesday! The new TAC Inspiration Avenue magalogue goes live... with 42 NEW stamp sets plus a few more they've brought back from last year! I was beyond honored to be asked to submit samples for this publication, and wanted to give ya'll a sneaky peek at one of the new sets!

I created the card base & attached half circles of cardstock to create a scallop border. I covered the edges of the circles with a beautiful piece of patterned paper.

I set an eyelet through one of the die cut tags, stamped the sentiment and pulled the ribbon through prior to adhering to the base.

I stamped the bird image twice... once on the light yellowish green & once on the sage. I colored some of the feathers in with a VersaMarker to add more depth, and then highlighted several parts of the bird & letters with a glitter pen.

I cut the wings out of the sage, edged it with a brown marker & popped them up on foam tape. I shifted the dimensional wings just slightly off of the main image to really give the look of a lot of feathers.

Stamps: Peace, Holiday Cheer (both available Sept. 1st!)

Paper: Willoughby SWIC & cardstock

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, VersaMarker

Other: Copper eyelet, Reece Ribbon, Stardust clear glitter pen


Yes, it DID take a while to cut those freakin' wings out, but it turned out pretty cool so I guess it was worth it :)

What do you think?

14 comments:

Seleise said...

freakin' awesome and definitely worth the time to cut out the wings! love it!

Diana said...

I can't wait to get this stamp set!! i love what you did with the one in the maggie and this one is gorgeous too!!

Love,
Diana

Debra Hensley said...

Oh Barb- this on is absolutely stunning. I love the way the bird is positioned around the sentiment-very striking! You're amazing!!

Laurie said...

OMG! This is gorgeous! The bird is so perfect with that circle! You did an amazing job with this one! But you always do! :)

Suzanne said...

Absolutely fantastic! You soooo deserve the honor of catalogue designer!!

kssdesigns said...

Oh this is amazing! You really made those wings flutter!

Anna said...

Very pretty, Barb! I don't think I've told you, because I haven't been on PW since the IA came out, but woo hoo on the cover! That's such an honor!

LadybugSue said...

I love this card, want to get that set. I posted my newest too!

Rita said...

Barb, this is absolutely fantastic! rita w

Kim said...

Wow! Gorgeous design Barb! Your freakin' wings are FANTASTIC!!!

Bridgett said...

Wonderful job on this card! The wings looks amazing but you should be good at fluffing your wings! LOL Kudos to you on the catalog design! Woohoo!!! You're so specTACular!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors, that bird, the jumbo eyelet... the wings! TFS!

StampinCarol said...

OMG! This is absolutely gorgeous! Yep, you definitely qualify for catalog designer!! Love your talent!

Trudy Osborn said...

THis is amazingly gorgeous! I LOVE it, and it is not a stamp set I even like.