Monday, April 22, 2019

Introducing The Greetery - Hand In Hand And Heart To Heart

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for today's post! When Betsy told me she was starting her own stamp company I flipped. She is so talented and creative that I just knew she would have gorgeous and innovative designs to share with the world. And wouldn't you know - she absolutely delivers with her debut release! I am thrilled to be able to help introduce Betsy's new Hand In Hand set and Fir & Foliage collections! These new products will be available this Friday, April 26th at 10am ET on The Greetery's website. In the meantime, let's get to my project!

Today happens to be Earth Day, so the Fir & Foliage collection is making a perfectly timed entrance! Not only that, but Betsy's Pathway stencil is incredibly innovative in that there are stencils for the pathway, the cobblestone pattern, and one to cover your path if you want to sponge on a bit of grass or earth or something around it. It makes creating scenery a snap!

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I started by sponging mine very lightly with a gray ink and then added the cobblestone layer in the same color (just a little more heavy handed). While the stencil was still in place, I speckled the surface with water to add a mottled appearance to the stones. Then, I used the pathway covering stencil to protect my path while I added the grass and sky. No masking, no fussing...I'm in love!

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Next, I stamped the smaller tree from the Fir & Foliage stamp set up near the top of the path. Then, I stenciled the large tree at the other end of the path using the Fir & Foliage stencil. I love this stencil, friends. There is so much detail and it is simply gorgeous! I also stamped and die cut the larger tree from the coordinating stamp set and placed it sort of midway in the scene. Having a variety of sizes available makes it easy to give your scene depth and keeps it from feeling too flat. Betsy truly thought of everything! And again, just look at that detail! You have the option to use as many as three layers for the leaves on the larger tree. You can achieve such different looks depending on how many you use (and in what colors - imagine your autumn options)!

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Next up came my coloring. I'm not typically a colorer, but this Hand In Hand set was urging me to bust out my Copics. These images would also be lovely with some paper piecing if you're not one to reach for watercolors or markers. I opted to use the man and woman, but there are several other images in the set that give it fantastic versatility. Children, a puppy companion, even an umbrella! I colored the figures (still rusty, but working on it) to resemble me and my husband and added them to the scene. I doubled up the man die cut to give a slight dimension difference between the two people. I still wanted the hands to stay flush though, so I simply trimmed away the hand on the bottom die cut. Such a small detail, but it makes a big difference!

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To finish the card, I stamped a sweet greeting from the set in the bottom corner and mounted the whole panel to a Kraft card base. The sentiments in this set are heartfelt and beautiful. They celebrate togetherness and love in a way that I find truly wonderful. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I imagine this being an anniversary card or even a lovely "just-because-I-love-you" sort of thing. We love people year-round and I am of the firm belief that it's worth telling them, even if it's not a special occasion.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at the debut release from The Greetery! Make sure to pop by The Greetery's blog for more information and visit the other designers that are creating with these gorgeous new projects today:

Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Lizzie Jones
Debbie Olson
Wanda Guess
Keeway Tsao

Enjoy your Earth Day! I'll see you again soon!

Supplies:
I'm So Glad You're Mine Card

158 comments:

Donna Oates said...

Lizzie, I love your scene and card! Can't wait to see more this week! Such lovely work!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your take on the new sets, Lizzie, and the suggestion of paper piecing. How fun is that! Very happy to see my favorite designers creating together this week. Can't wait to see what's next.

janet Goshorn said...

Such a beautiful card - love all the details. I am so happy Betsy has started her own stamp company and to see some of my favorite stampers participating in her 1st release.

Amy McCue said...

Gorgeous! Such pretty colors. Congrats on the new release!

Christine said...

What a stunning scene! I love the cobblestone path and how it draws the eye into the image. Just beautiful!

Annette Snyder said...

I love the card that you have created!

Cindy C said...

Love that cobblestone! Very cute!

katrynka said...

Love the suggestion of the water splatter on the cobblestones!! Really adds a cool touch!

Unknown said...

Love how you used all the different elements. The stenciled trees & the path are so pretty-love the tip of water splatter on the cobblestones.

tmarie said...

So pretty, I love your coloring and those trees are amazing!

Karen said...

What a beautiful scene you've created! I love the trees; they are so realistic!

jan metcalf said...

So glad to see you creating with Betsy! Lovely card! Fun to have stamps, stencils, dies to coordinate!

Bev W said...

Beautiful cards as always Heather! Love seeing you girls supporting each other!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

So pretty, glad you used copics as I am unsure of my watercolor skills. It is beautiful either way!

Scrapthat said...

SO lovely Lizzie! Just love seeing you gals working side by side still! :) TFS

Susan said...

So glad to see you back too Lizzie! Your cards are beautiful!

Rachel Duong said...

I love your card. Your colors are serene and timeless. I can imagine walking in this scene and how it would be so quiet and calm.

BeverlyBL said...

I was thinking what a great job you had done on your coloring when I got to the part where you said you weren't a great colorist. I loved your shading and thought you did a beautiful job. Love your card.

Joy Meadows said...

This is such a pretty card, Lizzie! Love the new stamps, dies and stencils that Betsy has designed.

Julie Milnes said...

Hi Lizzie, I just love your cobblestones. Great card.

see mary stamp said...

I thought (hoped) you would be one of Betsy's guest designers! I'm so excited to try the path and tree stencils as well as the layering tree stamp sets so beautifully showcased on your projects today. Hope the home reno is going well.

Cindy Otto said...

These are so pretty! So happy for Betsy!

Joan K said...

Love your card Lizzie! So happy to see joining Betsy and the girls on a new adventure! Your scene is gorgeous - love how you added water drops to give the stones a whole new look! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Lizzie! Love the trees and pathway! Betsy pays so much attention to detail in the products she designs! Can't wait to see more! Sue N

Nancy said...

So happy to see so many of you gals back together, great card, love all the detail!

Diane said...

So much fun to see the guests sharing Betsy's first release. Your card is beautiful!

Marilyn M said...

So pretty, Lizzie. I knew right away that was you and your hubby on the card!

Colleen said...

So wonderful to see what you created with Betsy's designs. Your cards are amazing and so creative. So very happy to see you helping her launch her stamps!

Jadestewart said...

I love it. You are right, she really did think of everything.

buzzn2scrap said...

Have missed you and glad to see that your with Betsy on her 1st release ! Love ALL your cards but the special rain drop affect on the stencil sidewalk is the coolest ! My watercoloring is still a little scary so glad to see you use the Copics. Looking forward to see what the rest of the week brings.

Mary W said...

I didn't realize the impact that raising one die cut up would have on the dimension you achieved but it did. And I'm only looking at a picture! Can't wait to try this as it worked so well. Your card is really nice and I'm sure your hubby will appreciate this unexpected little reminder.

Jan P. said...

Love seeing your creativity back on display. Cute card!

Darla said...

I love your sweet scene! So excited about this new company and looking forward to more beautiful products and inspiration!

Debbie said...

Lizzie, you created such a lovely scene. Those stencils are amazing. So happy to see you in action again with your friends.

Rachel W said...

I love the depth that the path is adding to all of the cards today.

Cynthia C. said...

Lovely card and nice deja vu -- happy to see you crafting among your home improvement projects!!

BarbaraB said...

Such a lovely card! I think the sentiment and figures you used will make great anniversary cards.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! Love all the images, colors and especially your take on the pathway.

Natasha said...

Gorgeous card! I love the extra texture the water splatter added to the cobblestone!

Pauline T. said...

Lovely card! Fun to see you creating with ink again!

Esther Asbury said...

What a gorgeous card! I just love the look of the cobblestone walkway!

Marybeth said...

So happy to see you here today with Betsy! I love the scene you have colored and created with the new stamp set! So excited for this all!

TLady said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS PIECE, Lizzie! For someone who isn't a color-er, you did WONDERFULLY!!! The colors you chose are WONDERFUL for this scene! I would say, you need to show us more of your ability in this area! ;) LOVE YOUR COLORING! You've made me SMILE TODAY with your love for Betsy & your heart for jumping in to help with her first release! ;) BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Jen Carter said...

I love how you added the water spots to the cobblestone! Your card is fantastic!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just beautiful coloring, designs, and stamps. Love those trees and that pathway! So wonderful to see you gals together for this new release! Thank you for the inspiration!

Cindy Beach said...

Lizzie, so happy to see you sharing again! Your work has always inspired me! I think the couple look amazing, I love the soft colors you used.

Liza Dehnel said...

Beautiful card! Lovely that it’s you and your husband!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Such a beautiful card... love the scene you created!!

very_inky_fingers said...

I really love the softness of your coloring! Beautiful scene.

Diana K said...

I knew you would rock this big time. What a gorgeous card you’ve made. You are so talented!

Unknown said...

Awesome card!! I especially love the dimension, and the water spots on the path was genius!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card!! So excited to see your work again!

Gina said...

Oh. My. Word. Absolutely beautiful and I love the scene you created. I am so happy to see you creating with Betsy's designs!!!!

Cynde said...

Liszt I love the card you’ve colored and all the added tips you’ve included. Great idea about cutting to place hand in hand effect. Easier than trying to force image to appear pleasing to the eye. Lovely card and I agree we can’t say we love each other ever enough! Great reveal and glad to see your art work again.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie ! I am SO HAPPY & excited, I can hardly stand it. To see some of my favorite artists creating together again, is heart warming and heart healing. I’ve missed you! It’s WONDERFUL to see your beautiful work again, and your card is BEAUTIFUL! You did a fabulous job with your Copic coloring. I’m not experienced with different coloring techniques, but Betsy’s new journey will help us all, in so many ways. It feels like ole home week, I hope all is well with you and the home renovations too! Hugs & thanks! 😊

Candisue said...

So excited! Is it Friday yet? Can't wait to buy! Love these sets.

Teresa said...

Love how you did your cobblestone!

mel h said...

I love this card. It would be perfect for an engagement or anniversary card.

acons said...

Lizzie, it’s wonderful to see you back with the dream team! I’m excited too! Such a pretty card! The mottled look of your cobblestone is perfect, love it!

Nancy G said...

Your cards are beautiful, Lizzie!!!

Katharina said...

GORGEOUS !!! Love your card!!!😍

Julie518 said...

Lizzie - Love the 'fresh rain' effect on your walkway... Gorgeous project today!

DGolly said...

Lovely, lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Cathy Y said...

Great card. I love the rain splatters on the path.

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented.

MarthaG said...

I'm more of a Copic user so loved seeing how beautiful this gorgeous new set can be with copics. Thanks for the inspiration

Jan said...

Love the mood of the scene that you set and the fun effect of the waterspots on the path.

Noreen said...

Sweet card - and perfect for Earth Day!

Linda said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Karthikha said...

Such a lovely sweet card using wonderful products!! :)

TracyK said...

Pretty card!

3 Happy Crafters said...

So excited to see your projects again, Lizzie! You made such a nice card. I love how you gave the rock path such a fun realistic look!

Sharon Madsen said...

LOVE your project. I'm so excited to purchase and use these products!~

Natalie Winterstein said...

Stunning! Your card is soooooooo beautiful! So excited for Betsy's new venture.

Jenny K. said...

I love your cobblestone walkway! I am so excited for Betsy's stencils!

AnneC said...

Beautiful cards!

Anne B said...

Love your card, Lizzie. I'm so excited for Betsy's first release and the rest of the week!

Tracy said...

Beautiful!

Larkin said...

You are all so creative. I especially like the layered tree stencil and stamps.

blaze said...

Great to see you, Liz! Your card using Betsy's new products is really, really sweet. And the detail in those trees! I'm glad you were a part of this debut, I've missed you!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love this card and this new release!

Vickie R. said...

So happy to see a new card from you, especially using Betsy's new products! Love it!

StephH said...

So happy to see your sweet face on Betsy’s debut design team! I am head over heals in love with day one, and think my pocketbook will be in trouble by Friday! Your card is beautiful, as always. I do like your suggestion of paper piecing, these images look perfect for this.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love your card. Looking forward to seeing more. Been missing you.

Marcia Hill said...

FABULOUS card Lizzie! Betsy's new release is so wonderful and am loving what you did with it! And it's just so great to see all you wonderful gals working together again...I've so missed all of you! :0)

Heidi Gonzales said...

Love that you are showcasing these 2 sets for Betsy's 1st release! The colors and design is exceptional and I love your idea of popping the male to give a slight dimension to the couple. Great idea and beautiful work! So happy to see you are a part of this release.

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE the scene you've created using these new products, Lizzie!!! The speckled cobblestones look fantastic!

merryf said...

Oh how lovely! I love the water droplets on the stone walkway -- really creates some depth! So very glad to see you back in card-making action again!

Mutzy Mia said...

Lizzie, so good to see you supporting Betsy in her new endeavor! I love the card you've created and crispness of it. I was thinking this really lends itself to paper piecing as you mentioned but you've done a great job with your copics.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! I really love what you did with the pathway and the idea to double up the die cut of the guy is so great! Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

It's so nice to see the gang back together for a new release! An I'm so excited for Betsy! Her new stamps look amazing and it's so wonderful to see your beautiful projects showcasing them!Cant's wait to see more!

ErinS said...

Lizzie, great to see you creating cards. Always love what you do. Looking forward to the rest of the week. Happy Earth Day!

Sue D said...

Lovely scene--I like the colors.

Anonymous said...

I really like the soft colors you used on the card Lizzie. Glad to see you are a guest on Betsy's blog.

Lwardwallace said...

I agree about the excitement of Betsy's new designs. So thrilled to see all the beautiful creations - love the colors you chose for Earth Day!

Ruth said...

Great card. Can’t wait to see the full release!

Joanne said...

So good to see you. You've done a wonderful job in your creation using these products

Denise Bryant said...

Such a pretty scene you've created with these lovely products! Awesome coloring!

Grams716 said...

Wow Lizzie, your work is beautiful. It so captures the spirit of the stamp and stencil set. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle (abzzymom) said...

Very pretty card, Lizzie! So glad that you’re part of Betsy’s first release.

Cacia said...

This is lovely, Lizzie! The colors you chose work so well together, and depth of the scene is wonderful—Betsy really did think of everything with those stencils, didn't she?

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Great cards and such pretty colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Robin said...

Thank you for your inspiration using Betsy's first release!! Friday can't come soon enough!!!

Chris said...

So pretty! I love the cobblestone pathway!

StampinLouie said...

Lizzie I absolutely love your card. It is so heartfelt. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you this week,

Linda C said...

Your cards are lovely, Lizzie. I’m so glad Betsy invited you to participate in her first release.

Elise C. said...

So pretty!! Your walkway turned ito perfect!

Heather said...

Looks great!

Holly said...

Such a sweet scene!!!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful!

Jill said...

Very pretty!!!

Andre M. said...

Lovely scene with these new products.

Cynthia said...

I really like what you did with the stone pathway, nicely done!

Sandy V said...

Lovely card! I'm looking forward to seeing how you use all the other new products!

Judy Stiles said...

Such a beautiful card ... love everything about it!

Paula I said...

Such a sweet card, has me wondering if I have any female stamps similar in style/size that I can pair with this set. I think it would be fun to create sister, girlfriend, daughter, daughter in-law cards, with “us girls” taking a stroll!

Kathy Mc said...

Yay, Lizzie, I love seeing you helping Betsy launch her new product line. Beautifully done scene with so much detail from the pathway to the couple to the trees! Hope your remodel is going well.

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Beautiful card Lizzie!

jengd said...

Wonderful scene- your cobblestone walk is great!

Dawn Y. said...

So pretty, Lizzie! It truly warms my heart to see my favorite designers creating 'hand in hand' to celebrate the first Release for The Greetery. It's such an exciting week for all of us! 💗

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet! I love the lovely scene!

KristieH said...

Such a pretty card Lizzie! It's been great to see so many takes on coloring the trees and couple.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful scene, Lizzie! I think you did a great job colouring, and I really like how you did the walkway. I'm really glad to see you here with the old gang.

uncbballfan said...

Beautiful card, Lizzie!

Amanda said...

Wonderful work. These are beautifully, inspiring stamps.

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love the scene you created here! The walkway looks fantastic and I love those trees!

Niccole said...

I love your card. Thank you so much for sharing. I really like how you splattered water on your walk way to give it a weathered look - LOVELY!

Natalie said...

Such a pretty card. Great job!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wonderful card Lizzie! Just terrific to see you working with Betsy again. Cheers.

Sandy Kay said...

Oh Lizzie, you haven't lost your touch! This is so beautiful!

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love having people images to celebrate their happiness.

Janet said...

WOW! What a beautiful card! I can't wait to see more. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Debbie Rumpza said...

What a fabulous card and wonderful new stamp company! How exciting!

sharon g said...

Great job shading your people. This is such a sweet card.

Kay Tillman said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing the gang back together!

Martha Herrera said...

Your coloring is awesome! You card is simply beautiful. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Kristi H. said...

What a beautiful project! The small details really do matter. I can't wait for this release!

cghundley said...

So pretty and
a charming scene!
Carla from Utah

Kerry said...

Very exciting to finally see Betsy's releases. Great card.

Linda BL said...

Lovely card! Love the scene you designed with these great stamps and stencils.

Mrsfish02 said...

This lovely scene is so enchanting. I love this set so much. Betsy's new company is off to a great start and I wish her every success.

Birgit said...

Your card is totally gorgeous Lizzie! I can't tell you how happy I am to see you all together again. Betsey's new company is going to be a smashing hit!!

Jean said...

What a wonderful card!! Loving this release!

Susan Beauchaine said...

Amazing card Lizzie! SO nice to see you again!

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this card, Lizzie! So glad to see your creativity at work for The Greetery!

Super Stick Chick said...

Amazing cards! Love the new stencils and the new Greetery company!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

I'm so excited for this new company!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card!! You created such depth and realism in your scene. Awesome.

Kathy Dippner said...

I'm loving these stamps. They create such wonderful scenes.

tycodmom said...

Lizzie, Love the cards and love how you ladies continue to support each other. P.S. I hope the renovations are completed soon, so you can enjoy all the beautiful work that is being done.

Lisa Dolson said...

I was wondering what you were up too! Lovely card as always!

Bethany said...

I love that Betsy is doing this - and that you are all supporting it! I can't wait to see more!

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful card.
Fantastic stamp and die set.
thanks for sharing
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Lisa K said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Anonymous said...

Love your card Lizzie! So happy to see you part of Betsy's new adventure!
Sheila W

Lindsey said...

Such a fabulous card! I loved reading how the card came together. I’m rarely a stencil girl, but these stencils sound like must-haves. Brilliant designs indeed!

D.Ann C said...

Love the wet stone look on that fabulous meandering pathway!!

Ann Keever said...

Lizzie, Congrats onTeam The Greetery! I fell in love with all the tips and tricks for making your cards. Can’t wait to see all of your future designs with these fabulous products.