Thursday, March 27, 2014

Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm Reveal!

It's the 27th and that means reveal day at Studio Calico!!!   The release is available to subscribers right now, and will be available to everyone at midnight tonight.  Want to see some cards from the main card kit and the Clarabelle add-on?  Let's get to it!   
For my first card, I used this lovely cut file designed by Paige Evans!   This kit has the sweetest patterned papers, so I knew I wanted to use this cut file to show them off;)  The cut panel is backed with vellum and the various patterned pieces are inlaid into the die cut holes.  I added just a sprinkling of woodgrain enamel dots for fun:)

Here's a little close up of the cuts...

My second card with the main card kit uses the cute little strawberry stamp!  I can't resist little fruits, lol:)  Don't they look cute in that berry container?  If you want the Silhouette cut file I created, you can pick it up here.  Don't you just love the retro feel of the patterned paper?  Too cute!  

Here's a look at my first Clarabelle add-on card!  I'm in LOVE with the exclusive Avery Elle stamp set in this kit.  Absolutely the best!  And I feel like SC was reading my mind with the colors of the papers in this set.  I love the sorbet colors!  

I did some sunray cuts with papers and did a bit of stitching over them in the same colors.  For the sentiment, I hand cut it and did a technique I call stacked stamping.  You stamp both layers with the same image but pop up the top layer with foam tape.  Here's a closer look at it...

My last card today was so much fun to make!  First I heat embossed the sentiment in clear.  Then I used my watercolors over it.  I painted my colors on in stages and it really gives the watercolor depth and intensity.  I even used my watercolors to tint the ribbon a perfect orange:)  

The last step was to add some banners in patterned paper and vellum.  Here's a color look at the painting...

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you check out the entire release over at Studio Calico!  And stop in to the gallery to see all the goodies the Creative Team have put together!

Mahalo and aloha,


  1. Great cards JJ! My favorite is the first one, I'm a sucker for the quilted look, and I really love the hello there stamp, love how the words go together/change size.

  2. Fabulous cards!!! Love how you did inlaid pattern on the first on, beautiful!!!

  3. Talk about 'Eye Candy'!!! I don't even know where to begin...your cards are just amazing, JJ! I love how you played with those pretty papers and your stacked stamping is the perfect technique for that card! I also love how you created various patterns with the cut file, and your water coloring is stunning! Thanks for the tip about adding colors in stages...You really knocked it out of the park with this!

  4. wow, each one is so colorful and pretty


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