Thursday, August 14, 2008

                   
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Grand Soiree Trio

Happy Thursday! Thought I would show you really quickly the "fruits" of my stamping last night! The first new set I used had to be Grand Soiree, mmmmmm! I've wanted a chandelier set for so long! For this *trio* I paired it with the colors from the Parisian Summer DSP: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand (except I never used the last two colors, oops!).

What I love about this chandelier is that it can have to so many looks. It can be elegant or French Country, as I tried to show in these cards. But, I can also see it going funky and modern, a bit Andy Warholeque even, so that will be my next attempt.

This card below is my first *elegant* version. I stamped the chandelier in Bravo Burgundy craft ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. This was a push for me and my normally simple style, I just kept trying to add stuff. Of course, dh said it was "very busy", but I assured him that's what I was going for, lol!

Next, I made this card below with the addition of the Tres Chic background stamp (one I've rarely used I have to admit), which goes with it perfectly I think! I used the same Bravo Burgundy craft ink and embossed it again the same way. I wanted this one to be a *simple elegant* card.


This last card below I was trying for a *French Country* look, and I used our new exclusive Top Notes Bigz Die with the Big Shot. I used the die on the pink DSP and then again on the Chocolate chip cardstock. It's very easy to layer because it comes out with a stitched, kind of perforated border around the edge that you can cut around. The awesome Patty Bennett has some great info on the Top Note Bigz Die here. I sanded all around the edges of the paper on top to make it faded (hard to see in the picture), then I paper pierced around the edges freehand, just by eyeballing it. The chandelier is stamped in Staz-On brown. This one is simple, but I love the look.


Okay, that's it for now! Hope you like this set! I'm heading back in there to try out some more new sets and Big Shot dies! Yippee Skippee! Maybe I'll be back later today...my darned posting average fell to 6.8! Doh! How did that happen? Maybe I missed a day around Convention time?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Oh, and thanks for your comments on my post last night...so glad to hear I'm not the only who is nuts, who stays up way late, who wakes up her DH, who has control issues with snacks, and who fights off ants!! lol! Love you guys!

Have you stamped something today?

22 comments:

Lisa H. said...

wow! I didn't like this set, but you sure changed my mind. these are stunning! I'm so glad some of you expedite your orders so I can drool while I wait for mine, heheh!
great cards.

Tina said...

Control issues with snacks? No, never. As someone who works for and buys stamps sorta via Frito-Lay, I'm thankful for snack issues. HA! Have you tried our new True North nuts? :)
These cards are beautiful, they do look elegant! Are you saying you bought the Big Shot thing and it pierced that paper so perfectly? That's amazing. Is this a big enough post? Maybe I shoulda coulda woulda sent an email. . .

Jenn D said...

Wow, these are absolutely fantastic. Now I liked this set and put it on my wishlist, but I didn't NEED it until you showed me this set. Love it!

Donna said...

hmmm. not crazy about this set at all - your cards are pretty though. wonder what that snack control thing is really about now...

Joanne B. said...

You rocked this set! And dang you Tieman, now I need the Big Shot dies! giggle.

Vera said...

These are awesome, Angie! I love the card with the Top Note. Can't wait to get my Big Shot. Thanks for the link to Patty's blog!

Joanne N. said...

LOVE ur blog & creations!! ALL of them! I cannot wait to get my hands on that new stamp set & the new DSP. They are definitely on my never ending list. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

Kerry D-C said...

WOWEE! These a FANTABULOUS!!! really really great! Gosh, I didn't want this set...but now you have gone and made it look so great!

Tara said...

oh my gosh!!! I LOVE all of these...absolutely gorgeous!!! I love this set too...I have it marked in my catty!!! :)

~amy~ said...

Sweet mother of pearl Angie!!!! I think I've gone to chandelier heaven! That is going to be the first set I order...I gasped when I saw it in the new catty..it is seriously calling my name :)

Barbara said...

These are beyond words!! I thought the set was pretty before, but that I didn't need it....you have certainly changed my mind and this set is definitely near the top of that never-ending wish list! Beautiful!!

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL, FABULOUS, AWESOME!!!

LOR

Laura Brown said...

These are all gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE them!!! I would have never thought about ordering that set...but you have changed my mind!!!! :)

Julie

s00zy66 said...

Wow, Angie. These are beautiful. I just love coming to your blog. It is filled with inspiration!

Alexandra said...

Ya know, I did not like this set AT ALL , and well, now I do - dang it!!! These are fabulous Angie, just love what you did here!! I can't visit you anymore, you are baaaadddd for my wallet - LOL! Smooches, girl!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Catherine said...

All 3 cards are simply gorgeous, love it!

corinnesomerville said...

I LOVE this set and it's on my wish list !!! My daughter is getting married next May and I was trying to convince her to use this set for her wedding invites but she didn't know what a "Soiree" was and she didn't think any of her friends would either :(
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work !! Love it!!!

Karen Kelly said...

Beautiful! I especially love how you incorporated the Top Note Die on that last card--fabulous!

Enjoli Bennett said...

Beautiful! I love the coordinating colors and all of that sparkle! =) TFS!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... so glad I found your blog ... your work is fabulous ... love these creations.

Kim Gasper said...

Gorgeous!!!! So classy. I love the color combo and your wonderful designs.