Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Olive You - Artful INKable Sneak Peek #4 and a Challenge!

I'm so excited to show you this beautiful stamp from the Olive You stamp set from Artful INKables that will be released along with 3 other fun new sets tomorrow!

This card is my Sneak Peek #4 as well as my Design Team Challenge card - to use some kind of beverage stamp on a card. (see how you can join in on this challenge at the end of my post!)

The Olive You comes with 4 images and 4 sentiments. Today I'm highlighting this lovely bottle of 100% Virgin Olive Oil (as the medallion on it's neck says) nestled in an olive branch along with the Bon Appetite sentiment! This stamp would be so fun on the cover of a recipe book or a recipe card that uses olives or olive oil!

All of Kristin's stamps are deeply etched red rubber and stamp beautifully! They are already cut and mounted on cling foam and come in a clear CD package - ready for you to pop them on you acrylic block and start using!

I started by cutting two panels of the pretty Basic Grey designer paper and layering them onto green textured paper by Bazzill. Then I stitched around the edges with my sewing maching. I sponged all the edges with Old Olive ink (how appropriate!) and distressed them and attached the panels to my white card.

I stamped the image on white card stock and cut it out using my oval nestabilities and Cuttlebug. Then I had fun coloring it in with my Prismacolor markers. I paper pierced the top 3/4's of the oval.

I punched on either side with my slit punch and wove the ribbon behind the image and around the panel.

Then I stamped the sentiment on a white scrap, punched it with my oval punch and mounted it on a rectangle of Bazzill Green. I attached it to the card with foam dimensionals.

I really like how this came out with the colors and designer paper - it makes me think of a cafe in Greece where they might have this bottle on the table during meals!

Now the fun part! Our challenge for you today is to join the Design Team and make a card using some sort of a beverage stamp - it can be anything - coffee, tea, an alcoholic drink - post your card in your Split Coast gallery and use the keyword ARTINK so we can all see the cards for this challenge. If you don't post on SCS - link your card on the Artful INKables Blog here. We can't wait to see your creation!

So thanks for checking out my final sneak peek! Now I hope you'll click below to check the other Ink Girl's blogs below to see what stamps from this set they used today!

And remember these four wonderful Sneak Peek stamp sets all of us Ink Girls have been showing since Sunday will be available to purchase tomorrow at Artful INKables so be sure to check them out!

Stamps: Olive You - ArtfulInkables
Paper: Bazzill Green, White- papertreyink, DP - Basic Grey: Dasher
Ink: Onyx black versafine, Old Olive - SU
Supplies: oval punch, distresser - Heidy Swapp, prismacolor markers - sky blue light, bronze, oatmeal, cinnamon toast, walnut, olive, dark brown, green tea, oval Nestabilities, sewing machine, slit punch - SU, paper piercer, sponge, olive grosgrain ribbon - Michaels


Barb Schram said...

LOVE this creation! What great colors too! Wonderful, Julia!

Beth said...

This is so beautiful, Julia! I love your use of the PP and the vintage look of you card!

One4Joy said...

wow, Julie, what a beauty! love the DP...amazing how it works with your olives (great coloring on them),,,so much depth and texture...simply wow!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

This is a fabulous card Julia! I love the ribbon treatment and that dp is gorgeous!

pammyrn said...

OH MY, this is truly a work of art. I love what you did with the bottle. Awesome as always.

Hugs Pam

Donna said...

what a neat image! love the dp you used, your card is so pretty

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Fabulous coloring!! And the dp showcases that image terrifically!! Wonderful card!!

dpkennedy said...

This is just beautiful Julia! What a great idea for recipe cards! Beautiful coloring on this card!

Catherine said...

This is very pretty, Julia and love that image =)

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Julia!!! LOVE it!