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!
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!
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)!
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!
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:
Enjoy your Earth Day! I'll see you again soon!
I'm So Glad You're Mine Card
Lizzie, I love your scene and card! Can't wait to see more this week! Such lovely work!
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.
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.
Gorgeous! Such pretty colors. Congrats on the new release!
What a stunning scene! I love the cobblestone path and how it draws the eye into the image. Just beautiful!
I love the card that you have created!
Love that cobblestone! Very cute!
Love the suggestion of the water splatter on the cobblestones!! Really adds a cool touch!
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.
So pretty, I love your coloring and those trees are amazing!
What a beautiful scene you've created! I love the trees; they are so realistic!
So glad to see you creating with Betsy! Lovely card! Fun to have stamps, stencils, dies to coordinate!
Beautiful cards as always Heather! Love seeing you girls supporting each other!
So pretty, glad you used copics as I am unsure of my watercolor skills. It is beautiful either way!
SO lovely Lizzie! Just love seeing you gals working side by side still! :) TFS
So glad to see you back too Lizzie! Your cards are beautiful!
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.
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.
This is such a pretty card, Lizzie! Love the new stamps, dies and stencils that Betsy has designed.
Hi Lizzie, I just love your cobblestones. Great card.
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.
These are so pretty! So happy for Betsy!
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!
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
So happy to see so many of you gals back together, great card, love all the detail!
So much fun to see the guests sharing Betsy's first release. Your card is beautiful!
So pretty, Lizzie. I knew right away that was you and your hubby on the card!
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!
I love it. You are right, she really did think of everything.
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.
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.
Love seeing your creativity back on display. Cute card!
I love your sweet scene! So excited about this new company and looking forward to more beautiful products and inspiration!
Lizzie, you created such a lovely scene. Those stencils are amazing. So happy to see you in action again with your friends.
I love the depth that the path is adding to all of the cards today.
Lovely card and nice deja vu -- happy to see you crafting among your home improvement projects!!
Such a lovely card! I think the sentiment and figures you used will make great anniversary cards.
Beautiful card! Love all the images, colors and especially your take on the pathway.
Gorgeous card! I love the extra texture the water splatter added to the cobblestone!
Lovely card! Fun to see you creating with ink again!
What a gorgeous card! I just love the look of the cobblestone walkway!
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!
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
I love how you added the water spots to the cobblestone! Your card is fantastic!
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!
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.
Beautiful card! Lovely that it’s you and your husband!
Such a beautiful card... love the scene you created!!
I really love the softness of your coloring! Beautiful scene.
I knew you would rock this big time. What a gorgeous card you’ve made. You are so talented!
Awesome card!! I especially love the dimension, and the water spots on the path was genius!
Beautiful card!! So excited to see your work again!
Oh. My. Word. Absolutely beautiful and I love the scene you created. I am so happy to see you creating with Betsy's designs!!!!
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.
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! 😊
So excited! Is it Friday yet? Can't wait to buy! Love these sets.
Love how you did your cobblestone!
I love this card. It would be perfect for an engagement or anniversary card.
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!
Your cards are beautiful, Lizzie!!!
GORGEOUS !!! Love your card!!!😍
Lizzie - Love the 'fresh rain' effect on your walkway... Gorgeous project today!
Lovely, lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Great card. I love the rain splatters on the path.
You are so talented.
I'm more of a Copic user so loved seeing how beautiful this gorgeous new set can be with copics. Thanks for the inspiration
Love the mood of the scene that you set and the fun effect of the waterspots on the path.
Sweet card - and perfect for Earth Day!
Lovely card. Looking forward to the rest of the week.
Such a lovely sweet card using wonderful products!! :)
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!
LOVE your project. I'm so excited to purchase and use these products!~
Stunning! Your card is soooooooo beautiful! So excited for Betsy's new venture.
I love your cobblestone walkway! I am so excited for Betsy's stencils!
Love your card, Lizzie. I'm so excited for Betsy's first release and the rest of the week!
You are all so creative. I especially like the layered tree stencil and stamps.
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!
Love this card and this new release!
So happy to see a new card from you, especially using Betsy's new products! Love it!
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.
Love your card. Looking forward to seeing more. Been missing you.
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)
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.
LOVE the scene you've created using these new products, Lizzie!!! The speckled cobblestones look fantastic!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Lizzie, great to see you creating cards. Always love what you do. Looking forward to the rest of the week. Happy Earth Day!
Lovely scene--I like the colors.
I really like the soft colors you used on the card Lizzie. Glad to see you are a guest on Betsy's blog.
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!
Great card. Can’t wait to see the full release!
So good to see you. You've done a wonderful job in your creation using these products
Such a pretty scene you've created with these lovely products! Awesome coloring!
Wow Lizzie, your work is beautiful. It so captures the spirit of the stamp and stencil set. Thanks for sharing.
Very pretty card, Lizzie! So glad that you’re part of Betsy’s first release.
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?
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Thank you for your inspiration using Betsy's first release!! Friday can't come soon enough!!!
So pretty! I love the cobblestone pathway!
Lizzie I absolutely love your card. It is so heartfelt. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you this week,
Your cards are lovely, Lizzie. I’m so glad Betsy invited you to participate in her first release.
So pretty!! Your walkway turned ito perfect!
Such a sweet scene!!!
Lovely scene with these new products.
Lovely card! I'm looking forward to seeing how you use all the other new products!
Such a beautiful card ... love everything about it!
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!
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.
Beautiful card Lizzie!
Wonderful scene- your cobblestone walk is great!
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! 💗
How sweet! I love the lovely scene!
Such a pretty card Lizzie! It's been great to see so many takes on coloring the trees and couple.
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.
Beautiful card, Lizzie!
Wonderful work. These are beautifully, inspiring stamps.
I just love the scene you created here! The walkway looks fantastic and I love those trees!
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!
Such a pretty card. Great job!
Wonderful card Lizzie! Just terrific to see you working with Betsy again. Cheers.
Oh Lizzie, you haven't lost your touch! This is so beautiful!
Beautiful card. I love having people images to celebrate their happiness.
WOW! What a beautiful card! I can't wait to see more. Thanks for the inspiration! :D
What a fabulous card and wonderful new stamp company! How exciting!
Great job shading your people. This is such a sweet card.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing the gang back together!
Your coloring is awesome! You card is simply beautiful. I love it.
Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful project! The small details really do matter. I can't wait for this release!
So pretty and
a charming scene!
Carla from Utah
Very exciting to finally see Betsy's releases. Great card.
Lovely card! Love the scene you designed with these great stamps and stencils.
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.
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!!
What a wonderful card!! Loving this release!
Amazing card Lizzie! SO nice to see you again!
Love this card, Lizzie! So glad to see your creativity at work for The Greetery!
Amazing cards! Love the new stencils and the new Greetery company!
I'm so excited for this new company!
Beautiful card!! You created such depth and realism in your scene. Awesome.
I'm loving these stamps. They create such wonderful scenes.
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.
I was wondering what you were up too! Lovely card as always!
I love that Betsy is doing this - and that you are all supporting it! I can't wait to see more!
Fantastic stamp and die set.
thanks for sharing
Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Love your card Lizzie! So happy to see you part of Betsy's new adventure!
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!
Love the wet stone look on that fabulous meandering pathway!!
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.
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