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The Greetery Capturing Summer Collection

There’s a new collection coming to The Greetery shop on Wednesday! The new Capturing Summer Collection is just as beautiful and romantic as you would expect from Betsy. She really outdid herself with this one. I went back to my evenings in the Alabama summertime with a few of these products.

I have a few cards to share, featuring these new products, so let’s get started.

This is Sitting Pretty Die. I die-cut the porch from white card stock, then quickly brushed my gray ink blending brush over it. I used a couple cool gray Polychromos pencils to add some shadows, then added accessories from Sitting Pretty Accessories Die. To give a “mountain ridge-look” off at a distance, I used a stamp from Sunset Skies. The ink-blended background is Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. I splattered a bit of white acrylic paint for a starry background. I left a sentiment off, and haven’t put the panel on a card base yet. I am kind of leaning towards framing it, and sending it to my old neighbor in Alabama. (she brought watermelons from her garden to everyone on the block. Such a GEM!)

And talking about southern summer nights, you should’ve seen my face the first time I saw fireflies! I always saw them in childrembook illustrations, but to see them in real life was so enchanting!

That was my inspiration for this next card. We didn’t have too many fireflies in our backyard, since we lived in a neighborhood, but my mother-in-law was right down the road, on 25 acres of land. They were everywhere there! And they were so vibrant! I tried to capture that in this Jumbo Jar Die. I die-cut black card stock with A Side Of Greens die, and sprayed it with iridescent Glitter Dust (outside, in a box, of course!) The background is a blend of Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. The Fireflies are from Fireflies Die. I die-cut them from yellow card stock, and colored them with N9, N7,N5 Copic markers. The sentiment is from Curio Labels stamp set… more on that tomorrow.

My last card features Firefly Nights stamp set.

This card so quick and easy to assemble. I die-cut Neenah Soalar White 110lb card stock with the small Postage Frame. I stamped the rays with a bright yellow ink, then added the black text. I ink-blended TE Honey ink, and Pinkfresh Studios Marigold ink onto white card stock, and die-cut it with the new Shining Light die. I used thin foam squares to attach the die cut to the panel, and backed it with grey pattern paper (Sunny Studio Stamps).

New Products used:


There will be two $50 store gift certificate given away today and tomorrow. For a chance to win, leave a comment at each blog stop. Winners will be announced Wednesday morning on The Greetery Blog. 

Be sure to stop by The Greetery Blog to see the beautiful creations Betsy has made for today, as well as full details for each of today’s products. Everything you see today will be available in The Greetery Shop tomorrow, May 25th, at 10am EST.

Today’s Designers:Laurie WillisonDawn McVeyHeather NicholsAngelica ConradKelly LuncefordNorine BorysWanda Guess

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177 Replies to “The Greetery Capturing Summer Collection”

  1. Beautiful cards! Especially love the firefly (or lightning bug, as they’re called in WV) card.

  2. What a fabulous summer release. Your lightning bug (what we call fireflies in NJ) card brings back so many memories from my childhood and my daughter’s. (Read Eric Carle’s book THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY for a special treat!) The porch in your picture/card is the one in my dreams. Thanks for sharing your talent and awakening memories!

  3. So sweet! I love every single project but I’m especially drawn to that purple background in your jar of lightning bugs.

  4. All three projects are wonderful! Your ink blending is gorgeous and thanks for sharing the colors you used!

  5. Beautiful cards! I love that sweet porch scene, the sky looks amazing, but that mason jar with the fireflies is just spectacular. Again, the background is perfect and I love how you mixed the dies, the fireflies really pop!

  6. Wonderful cards! Summer porches are the best and nothing says summer like a jar of fireflies! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  7. I am just loving your interpretation of the porch with the starry sky!! And those fireflies are so cute — brings back memories of my childhood in Ohio.

  8. Wonderful creations as always. The fireflies look amazing in the jumbo jar. In love with the colors you used for the jar – very beautiful and perfect for the fireflies.

  9. Your cards are beautiful! I can’t decide which one I love more they all are just so fun and pretty. The porch with the night background is stunning.

  10. Love your firefly jar card, your colors are amazing with it! Thanks for sharing your love for card designing!!

  11. Stunning jar cards! I thought I was going to be able to resist that large jar until I saw your cards!

  12. That porch scene is a total delight, and brings back many wonderful evenings sitting on the porch with my husband and taking in all of God’s glory around us.

  13. Beautiful inspiration. I’m in love with the porch scene!! It really conveys serenity that is always associated with porches.

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