Friday, March 14, 2014

Premiere of The Big, the Bold and You + giveaway

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You seem to have loved The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set.  Well, we had loved the concept and already had The Big, the Bold and You in the works.  Sometimes things just work out!  We hope you love this follow up The Big, the Bold sentiment set.

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Available for purchase on March 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes three (3) big words (congrats, thanks and you) + exclamation point + thirty-three (33) smaller words which can be used to build sentiments with the other other words or on their own

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest star, Angie Tieman, and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Angie's and each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!


Julie

Are you ready for some The Big, the Bold and You goodies today?  Tell the truth!!  I know you have been waiting patiently impatiently all week for this!  LOL

Ok – no more waiting – here we go!

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I have been a little jealous of all of the watercolor effects I am seeing all over the place, and thought that these two cards were perfect candidates for this treatment.  Instead of a painted watercolor look, I went for using the “wrinkle free distress” technique from Tim Holtz and also Heidi Swapp Shine sprays used with water for a more blended and watery look than just spraying on dry paper.  Color me happy!!!

The “congrats! you rock” background is a blend of squeezed lemonade, shabby shutters, mowed lawn, peacock feathers and salty ocean on a watercolor panel.  I stamped the entire sentiment (in parts) in Memories black ink.  I was unsure of the “you rock” portion and the exclamation, so I wanted to stamp them separately.  Then I grabbed my tried and true Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and used the clustered retro stars to create a trail from one corner to the other.  I actually masked off the section of the stamp that I wanted to use that filled the area just the way I wanted.  I only added one single retro star at the very bottom.  But, that is why I love the individual items in that set.  I can fill empty areas as needed.  I painted in the retro stars with some Lumiere paint that was hidden in my stash.  I just wanted some iridescent look, but not too much, and not glitter – I saved that for the left side of the card in the form of a pretty American Crafts aqua glitter tape. After placing the tape along the left side, I added the panel on foam tape.  

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Similarly, I created another wet watercolor look, this time spraying tons of water on my watercolor paper panel, and then spraying blush, primrose and amethyst Shine sprays.  As I dried them, the excess color dripped over onto my nonstick craft sheet and that allowed me to tap my dried panel in the color droplets a few times to get a varied look.  This time, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed white. Finally, I added various sequins, gems and pearls.  I have yet to master the sequin / gemstone embellishment technique of finding just the right spot to add these, but I think I’m getting better.  Is there a You Tube video for that?  LOL

Get ready to feast your eyes on more fabulousness below!!! Enjoy!

Shay

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Seems that Julie and I got the same memo to watercolor with these sentiments. :-)  Just goes to show that The Big, the Bold and You works perfectly for watercoloring!  Julie's watercolor cards are really amazing!  Mine are extremely simple.

I first embossed the big words with Versamark and white embossing powder.  I used some CARAN d'ACHE water-soluable wax pastels my friend, Liz Allen, gave me a few years ago and scribbled on watercolor paper that I die cut with the smaller stitched frame of Mama Elephant's Femme Frames Creative Cuts and then used a wet brush to blend.  I then flicked gold and black velvet Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  I stamped the smaller sentiments with VersaFine in onyx black.  Then I added a misting of calico shine by Studio Calico's Mister Huey's Color Mists.  I distressed the edge with black soot Distress Ink.  I adhered the watercolor panel onto the scalloped die cut white layer (using the larger scallop frame from the same Mama Elephant Femme Frames Creative Cuts) with dimensional foam adhesive.  Then I adhered it all to a black card base.  That's it.  Easy peasy and with this stamp set you could make a slew of these fun watercolor cards for all sorts of occasions and you can customize the sentiments as well as the colors, pattern and embellishments as you want.  Win-win!

Now on to some extraordinary projects by our guest star, Angie and The Talent!

Guest star, Angie Tieman

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CLICK HERE for more from Angie.

The Talent
Just a note: due to shipping delays, Vanessa Menhorn's projects will be featured after the release so make sure to check back!


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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne.

>>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Big, the Bold and You stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) March 15, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Second Release will be announced on March 15, 2014.


73 comments:

  1. You so hit the nail on the head with these fonts - love 'em. As do many others ;)

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  2. I adore this set ... it's brilliant and stunning and amazing! Perfect! Anita :)

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  3. Absolutely great cards! This stamp set is my favorite! ♥

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  4. I love this set as much as the first... would love to win it too as I won't be able to order it for myself til May... and that's just too long!! Lol xx

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  5. Beautiful cards! Each one is so unique - love them all! What a great set, thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous stamps!!! The cards aren't to shabby either! ;)

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  7. Definitely at the top of my wish list! As soon as I heard the name I was in love! Beautiful cards by all! Thanks for the peek!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. I have loved The Big, the Bold and the Happy stamp set! That's why I'm really happy with this new fantastic set!

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  9. What a great addition to the first set! That font hits it out of the park. And everyone's cards are fabulous!

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  10. Beautiful cards!! Fantastic stamp set! Thanks for all the inspiration and for the peek. AJ@queenofmynest

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  11. All the cards are just stunning! This stamp set looks really amazing. Would love a chance to win it :)

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  12. What beautiful cards! I am loving this stamp set and the font is so gorgeous!! This one is definitely going on the top of my wish list!!

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  13. Gorgeous sentiments and fabulous cards from the DT to show them off :)

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  14. Love..Love...them All ♥ Beautiful cards and love the stamp set ♥

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  15. Everyone's samples are so gorgeous. What a great set.

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  16. Did you say more Big and Bold, I'm there. Can't wait to get my little fingers on this new set.

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  17. I love this new set! The fonts and sentiments are just perfect. Must have!

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  18. Love, love, love the font in this set. Beautiful!
    Ang

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  19. Another amazing set! Love this one as much as the first one. Beautiful inspiration ladies!

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  20. I like the bold greetings and the watercolor backgrounds.

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  21. Just lovin' these big sentiments, and the font you've chosen, too! Love them mixed with small florals like Joni did, but allowing them to be the star like in your watercolor cards is fun, too! This is my favorite of this release; thanks for the chance to win them!

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  22. Love this set! I came over to check it out from several blogs I subscribe to and from the CAS 3 on line class too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Soooo awesome! I love this set! I gotta have it! :D

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  24. Oh my, this set did not disappoint! Amazing samples all round, but the first two watercoloured cards by Julie just made me exclaim out loud!

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  25. Come to Momma... I love this!!

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  26. My favoritw set by far! Love the big and bold!

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  27. Great cards! Love that bold font! ;-)

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  28. Love these large sentiments and "wow" the watercolored cards are amazing!

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  29. Beautiful cards and
    I love seeing all the
    different ways they
    are made.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Oh my! The watercolor card sure steal the show.

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  31. Love this set ... a total must have. Thanks for the chance to win x

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  32. Loving the script! The cards are really pretty!

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  33. Uh-oh, better get my order in quick! I guarantee you have another sellout with this one.
    The Big, the Bold and the Happy is my most used set right now. I've been combining all the litlle words with other sentiments I have - although the bold words are favorites too.
    And Julie - you rocked the wrinkle free technique... absolutely gorgeous!

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  34. These are GORGEOUS! Great samples and I am loving the stamps!

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  35. I'm really loving the examples for the new release. So nice.

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  36. Love this instalment of Big & Bold! Awesome samples from the Talent!

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  37. What an absolutely talented DT! Wonderful cards...such versatile stamps. I can see that, without a doubt, I NEED this set...it's just fantastic!!! Great release! Bev

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  38. Loved the first big and bold and LOVING this one too! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  39. The font on the big words is so beautiful!!! I love this set!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  40. Loooooooooove this set!! Its a must have...how about I pre-order it today!!!

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  41. oh wow! I see a sell out in the near future on this one! This set is yum-o!!!!

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  42. LOVE these!!!!! This will be in my grubby little hands fast! Love this font so much!

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  43. Oh I just adore this set! I was looking for a big "congrats" stamp in my inventory and was shocked when I couldn't find one! This is coming home with me for sure!

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  44. These are great! Wonderful DT projects! :-)

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  45. Love The Big, The Bold, and The Happy, and can't wait to add this set to my collection! Love the watercolor backgrounds!

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  46. Such cool cards. Love the BiG cursive font with the swirls!

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  47. Love the prequel...it's one of my favorite sets! Can't wait to get my hands on this one as well!!!

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  48. Loving the big bold sentiments. They really carry the card. I'm also glad to revisit your site and realize that you sell actual stamps--I thought all your products were digital. Fingers crossed for the giveaway.

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  49. I just love this set as much as I love the first Big and Bold sentiment set!

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  50. Love this set! Hopefully be the lucky winner! :)

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  51. I can't wait to see the whole set! I just know I'm going to love it!

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  52. Shay is crazy. Her cards are anything but simple. They are gorgeous. Everyone created stunning projects today!

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  53. I adore this set & have to have it! Fabulous projects today.

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  54. Gorgeous and lovely, the creations and stamps!

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  55. Beautiful cards, lovely fonts and amazing sentiment combinations…. love!!

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  56. all the cards are just lovely what a beautiful and talented bunch of women

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  57. What an amazing design team, the cards are lovely. I am counting down the minutes waiting impatiently for the new release.

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  58. Beautiful cards! This is my first time on your blog, and I think I like it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  59. How will I ever be able to choose what sets to buy--love them all!

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  60. Awesome cards. I just love the font on these stamps.

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  61. I cant decide which I like more, every card highlights this brilliant set perfectly. Just perfect

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  62. I have been dying for the "Thanks" stamp. Love love love that font!

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  63. Love this stamp set!! Congrats on your second release! :)

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  64. This set looks fantastic! I know I'd use it a lot. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Love, love, love this set, it's a must have! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. These cards are gorgeous! I love this set and hope you will be churning out more for many years to come!

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  67. Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  68. Totally fabulous, love the new additions :)

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