Guest Designer: Jayne Nelson

by Tasnim

We have been admiring Jayne's work over at our Flickr Altenew group, and decided to invite her over to share some of her creativity with us! She created six seasonal cards, and we hope this will inspire you to get creative for the upcoming holidays.

Hi! I am beyond thrilled to be sharing several holiday cards that I made with the Scribble Flowers and Shadow Play stamp sets. I love stretching my stamp collection to create unique holiday cards with non-traditional images.


This card features a row of fall colored flowers from the Scribbled Flowers set. To create the background, I repeatedly stamped stripes using the backside of a sentiment stamp from Label Love. I stamped and fussy-cut five flowers, using gold ink for the flower centers. I love how easy it was to create a custom Thanksgiving sentiment by combining a stamp from this set with a few words printed from the computer. To finish the card, I secured the sentiment strip with some twine.


This card features one of the beautiful, double-stamped flowers in Scribbled Flowers, plus a sentiment from Shadow Play. I stamped the flower outline four times in brown, stamped the petals in four different autumn colors, and then fussy cut each bloom. Before adhering the flowers to the card, I created an ombre distressed panel which I splattered with water. I made another custom sentiment using stamped words from Shadow play with a computer printed message. For a final touch, I added a twine bow and a few pearls.


I used the adorable stamps in Shadow Play to create this fall-themed card. Before stamping the trees, I masked and used distress inks to shade three ovals of autumn colors and the grass along the card's edge. Then, I simply stamped my images with brown ink. I couldn't resist adding the sweet pair of chatting birds to my card. I stamped the Hello sentiment from this set in front of a computer printed greeting and then simply trimmed and adhered it to the card.


To create this feminine Thanksgiving card, I embossed a series of lacy flowers from Scribbled Flowers on a rectangle panel and then applied distress inks with a blender tool. After I added a few water drops, I adhered the panel to some white embossed card stock. I gold embossed a sentiment from Shadow Play on vellum, then added a Thanksgiving sentiment that I created and printed on my computer. To complete the card, I added a single, double stamped, fussy cut flower, also from Scribbled Flowers, below the sentiment.


This card features the wonderful bicycle and shadow stamps from Shadow Play. To create a snowy panel, I distressed a small square with green ink, embossed the bicycle and a few snowflakes, and added some small water drops. Then, I stamped the bicycle shadow in red to create a festive, holiday card. I created the sentiment on my computer.


I absolutely adore this gorgeous floral stamp from Scribbled Flowers. I repeatedly stamped the flower outline, with brown ink, across a kraft card base and then stamped each of the flowers with the matching petal stamp in red. I used a blender tool to distress the edges of the card. To make this a holiday card, I added a piece of vellum, a pair of embossed label sentiments, and a large bow.

Thanks so much to Tasnim and Jennifer for asking me to share some of my card designs today. I had so much fun playing with these beautiful stamps sets!
Thank you Jayne!
After that dose of creativity, I feel like dashing to the craft room and making something!  I hope you feel similarly inspired :)

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Mary-Anne V. October 15, 2014 - 12:37 PM

wonderful variety of cards…thanks for sharing your talent.

Harriet October 15, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Really great cards, love the colors, love the designs. Thank you.

Virginia Lu October 15, 2014 - 2:57 PM

I am inspired by Jayne’s creativity! So happy to see her guest design today!

Celeste Goff October 15, 2014 - 11:24 PM

These cards are amazing Jayne!!!

lisascreativeniche October 16, 2014 - 10:41 AM

oh these are beautiful! LOVE how they were turned into holiday cards!

Cris G. October 16, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Way to go, Jayne! You made a set of very beautiful cards, as we can always expect seeing from you. I especially love the clever way in which you used a bicycle stamp to make a Christmas card. Congratulations for your GD spot… Flickr, usually a forgotten community, got talent too! :)


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