Friday, September 28, 2012

Susana Loves Stamps Release Blog Hop!

It's time for another exciting SCACD Stamp Release!!! SCACD is thrilled to bring you the follow-up to the wonderful Eyes of Beauty and Dreams Collection with the newest Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collections. We definitely think the Eyes have it!!! These eyes just capture your heart and imagination! Each stamp comes with an accessory image or a sentiment.

In honor of this fabulous new release, we're having a blog hop! You should have gotten here from Melanie's blog, where I'm sure you got to see some fabulous artwork!

Today I get to introduce Bonjour Eyes, from the Eyes of Adventure Collection!

Bonjour Eyes was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. She was colored with Copic markers (listed below the hop list) in colors to match the patterned paper from the Paris Girl 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. I touched up her earrings, fascinator, and fan with a Blossom Copic Glitter pen to add a touch of sparkle.

The sentiment was stamped using Onyx VersaFine ink, which is fantastic for detailed stamps or small sentiments.

SCACD's Ornate Hinge die was used as an embellishment that would direct your eye to the gorgeous image. Copic colored Zva rhinestones were added to the hinge for a final touch of bling.

I also get to introduce you to Courageous Eyes from the Eyes of Adventure Collection!

Courageous Eyes was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers (listed below). I just let Courageous Eyes dictate the color palette and then chose papers afterwards. That was oddly thrilling for me. Gelly Roll Pure Sparkle Glitter pen added a bit of sparkle to her necklace and pendant.

I chose to use the gorgeous new Fair Skies 6x6 pad from the Farm House Paper Company. The blue, blue polka dot, and striped papers are from that pad. The gold patterned paper came from the Beautiful Moments 6x6 pad by Carta Bella.

The Classic Corners die by SCACD was used at the top of the card and SCACD's Ornate Hinge die was used to anchor the sentiment. Again, Copic colored Zva rhinestones were added to the hinge for a final touch of bling.

I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you that these new stamps are deeply etched rubber that yield an amazingly detailed impression! Just check out those eyelashes!

All the Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collections are now available at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie.

Now that you've seen these two fabulously detailed gorgeous new stamps, hop along to Dianne's blog to see what she's got to show you!

If you've gotten lost along the way, just visit the Hearts & Hugs blog!

Copic markers used:
Bonjour Eyes
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E1, R20
Eyes: B21, B34
Hair: B41, C3, C4, C5, C6 C7
Gown, Fascinator, Fan: Custom Less-than R81, R81, R83, R85
Rose Petal: YG93, YG95

Courageous Eyes

Skin: YR0000, YR000, RY00, RV000, RV00
Hair: W0, W1, W2, YR20, YR30, YR31
Eyes: B63, B66
Shirt: B60, B63
Sandals Gauntlet: E21, E23, E25
Falcon: E41, E42, E43, E44
Sword: C00, C0, C1, C3, Y21, Y23, Y26


  1. These are simply stunning Kathi - I love love love the use of the corner punch - might have to steal that idea!

  2. Ohhh these are so cool, Kathi! Beautiful designs, coloring and FABULOUS use of the dies!

  3. Kathi, you ROCKED this! TRULY!!! Both are amazing, but the way you used the dies on both cards is genius! I love the colors you used and Bonjour Eyes, all those pattern papers and it is so perfect! What a French feel!!

  4. Kathi these are both absolutely fabulous! Love love love them! Welcome again to the DT we are so happy to have you in our sisterhood! :)
    Hugs~ Kim
    PS - Happy First Blog Hop and here's to many many more!!!

  5. Hi Kathi
    WOW and Stunner Alerts!!! Fab projects and a great start as the Newest SCACD Designer :D Welcome!!!
    Hearts and Hugs

  6. Great cards Kathi! Your coloring is fabulous and love how used the dies, very inspired by your cards and welcome to the team!

  7. Kathi...way to ROCK your debut release! Both cards are beautiful. I love the paper choices for both and your use of the dies is so happy to have you on the team. :)

  8. Kathi, these are both stunning cards! Love the papers on both, the designs of both, the coloring of both (and you did a great job with the dreaded R's), and the cool die cuts on both. Yup, I love both of these cards! You rock, Girlfriend! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Kathi, Congrats on your new Team love love your cards. I knew it was you as soon as I saw the Announcement. Just Wonderful as always.

  10. Looks like a fun new release! Love how you've used the die cuts in each of your cards! The pink one's layout is fantastic and of course colored wonderfully. The different shapes and colors in the second are fantastic.


  11. Hey, congrats on the new challenge team :) Both of these are great cards - such wonderful colouring of those fab images and super neat layout design too!

  12. Lovely cards and stamps. Fantastic coloring.