The Greetery

The Greetery: A Little Fresh Air

We are on the last day of product previews from The Greetery Fresh Air Collection and we end with something we probably enjoy the most these past few days, an open window with a little fresh air breeze. I’ve definitely been enjoying it during this entire as I work from home during the quarantine season.

My projects focus on the Fresh Air stamps and dies. Everything you see here on the first card is just using the Fresh Air stamps and dies and I’ve used Altenew inks for everything. I die cut all the pieces first and then stamp in the image with my stamping platform.

You want to know something funny? I didn’t realize that the bricks had an up and down side. I just stamped and rotated them to create my background, and when I got to the second layer of the stamp where you get the shadow of the bricks, I was like “oh…… oops”. So what do I do instead? I used a copic marker to trace the edges of the bricks to create my own shadow! Easy peasy. And now you know, either make sure you stamp in the right direction or you can use this quick trick.

The cut out behind each window was also ink blended with Stormy Sky distress oxide ink and added behind the window to give it an indoor look. I also blended the edges of the background with Tea Dye distress oxide ink and stamped my sentiment right in the bottom center. The beautiful images did all the work!

I dialed it back for this next card to give a more clean and simple look, but at the same time it’s not really “clean” because I intentionally gave it a light mixed media look too. Once again, I die and stamped the images from the Fresh Air stamps and die set, but this time I also used my white gel pen to add some details to it.

I started with a piece of gray card stock and die cut it using the Brick Layer Die. I then used a light amount of white acrylic paint and lightly brushed it on the surface of the card stock. You can use a tiny bit of water to loosen the paint, but don’t use a lot as this is just card stock and can’t take much water. (Inspired by the wall patching my contractor has been doing by the way!) I then used the Pretty Postmarks stamp set to add some romantic scribbles in the background in Morning Frost Altenew ink.

The sentiment used here is from the Sketchbook Roses stamp set and the word beautiful is die cut out with the Sketchbook Roses die.

Well that’s all I got for you today! Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration. The release will be live in shop at The Greetery on Friday, March 27th at 10am EST. Have fun shopping tomorrow!

Kay Miller ● Laurie Willison ● Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols ● 
Keeway Tsao ● Angelica Conrad
Kelly Lunceford ● Norine Borys

101 comments

  1. OMG, these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love them! ❤️

  2. So Pretty!

  3. You are truly an artist!

  4. Beautiful! I especially love the 2nd card with its romantic feel- the addition of the script is perfect. The Fresh Air set is lovely!

  5. Love the window on the gray background. Nice job

  6. Love the grey window !

  7. These are simply wonderful! So soft and sweet and just lovely. Cheers.

  8. Love the open air feeling! It gives me hope that spring is coming! 😃

  9. Your card designs are so dang sweet! The new florals are stunning!

  10. I keep saying this, the bricks are the icing on the romantic cake. Love them in gray.

  11. Your “Clean and Simple” card has my jaw on the floor! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! Oh my GOODNESS!!!

  12. Such a pretty, romantic card. I love the detail of the subtle scripted stamp in the background.

  13. The freshness of your cards is delightful!

  14. I’m so in love with your Fresh Air cards, they’re so beautiful that I’m almost speechless. And that’s saying something. I love the inspiration from your wall contractor for your gray brick walls, genius!

  15. Beautiful! Love the techniques you used!

  16. Very pretty! The second card using that gray is my favorite today.

  17. I adore your beautiful window and your creativity! Gorgeous details!!

  18. These are lovely! I really like this new set, and I really think those bricks are what really pulls it together, they add such a great depth and texture to the cards. Gorgeous scenes!

  19. You really took it to the next level with the second, mixed media card! So beautiful! That brick die is awesome.

  20. So pretty. Love the softness of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  21. What lovely cards! Perfect for sending now to bring some cheer to others!

  22. Stunning cards that look so real ! Love the soft gray with the script stamp background and the shade of blue is just perfect !

  23. Love these! The window is so creative, and I love how you made two of them!

  24. Your cards are perfection! That gray brick is stunningly simple.

  25. Such a great ending to release week! Thanks for all your wonderful projects :o)

  26. SO, so beautiful!!!

  27. Beautiful projects Keeway! I especially live the grey brick background on the second card.

  28. Beautiful cards … such a great release! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these products!

  29. I love the window scene set, especially with the fluttery curtain.
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  30. Wow! These cards are so beautiful and have such a sense of place.

  31. Stunning cards, great color palette and designs!

  32. I love your window. I love the curtain blowing in the wind. Calming colors. So nice! Thank you.

  33. Your cards are beautiful. I love the detail inside the windows and the bricks! I’m loving those bricks!!

  34. The double window card is a
    fantastic idea. this is a wonderful
    stamp/die combination. Love it.
    thanks for sharing
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  35. Such pretty cards. Really lovely. Thank you!

  36. Beautiful cards!!

  37. These cards are gorgeous. Love the pretty colors.

  38. These windows scenes are just delightful!

  39. Lovely cards, Keeway!

  40. Love love love your cards. They are stunning.

  41. Not only are these both gorgeous, yet totally different, but so appropriate to send to friends/family during these difficult times. Awesome designs as always, Keeway!

  42. Your window cards are gorgeous! Great designs and thanks for the heads up about the bricks!

  43. Very pretty cards today, Keeway.

  44. Lovely fresh windows. I swear I can feel the breeze and smell the crisp air laced with floral accents!

  45. These are gorgeous!

  46. Beautiful!

  47. I love your cards, especially the double window.

  48. Sigh, I love your window card!

  49. Love the theme of this new release! It is so refreshing and all the products project that image of Fresh Air! Great cards, Keeway, always inspiring!

  50. Love the gray background with the script print. So pretty with flowers in the window. Keep inspiring.

  51. Great cards. Nice to see the windows side by side and the script on the gray background was a lovely touch. Beautiful!

  52. I love your blue shutters!

  53. Super lovely cards!!!

  54. Such lovely cards!

  55. The more cards I see with the brick on them the more I love that set. These cards are very pretty.

  56. Your second card is so pretty, I love it.

  57. Gorgeous. The scenes remind me of a trip to Europe several years ago, walking down the streets lined with open windows, curtains swaying in the breeze and flowers on the ledge. Wonderful cards.

  58. Beautiful cards. Can’t wait to get this set.

  59. Your window cards are just beautiful, Keeway.

  60. Double window fun and what a lovely grey background!

  61. Gorgeous cards! Love both of them!

  62. Lovely cards, Keeway! I think your windows and those beautiful flowers are simply the sweetest! Thank you for the breath of Fresh Air you bring to the craft world. 🙂

  63. Gorgeous cards!

  64. I could type every synonym for “beautiful” that I could think of…stunning cards! Love the double windows!

  65. Oh my, your cards are so lovely! Especially the second card. Love the blues!

  66. Beautiful cards with the new window. Especially love the idea of two windows side by side.

  67. Oh, Keeway! Both cards are absolutely stunning! I’m soaking up inspiration from all of your special touches of charm!💗

  68. Both cards are lovely. The beautiful card is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

  69. Gorgeous cards today, as always! Such beautiful colors!

  70. These are indeed a breath of fresh air!

  71. Love all of these new products! And those bricks? Amazing!

  72. I love the window cards and that curtain. So springy.

  73. These are both very beautiful, Keeway! I’m loving your white gelly pen accents 🙂

  74. SWOON!! BEAUTIFUL Projects!! I especially like the second Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  75. These are both so beautiful! Love the two windows together!

  76. So gorgeous and I love the subtle script you added on the background!

  77. Love the blues & grays in your window card!

  78. These cards make it feel like spring really is in the air!

  79. The gray card with the blue stamping is stunning. It is elegant

  80. Love these beautiful window scenes! Gorgeous cards!

  81. Wow! The double window card is fabulous! Looks so realistic! And thanks for the tip about up and down and copics to the rescue. 😉

  82. These are just beautiful!

  83. Beautiful cards! Love the blue shutters.

  84. What great cards. I really like that brick die.

  85. Beautiful cards…my favorite is the grey one. I love all the detail you added in the background of that one. Such a beautiful release, can’t wait for tomorrow!

  86. Your little window scenes are adorable! Wonderful details. Thanks

  87. These window are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the blue flowers in the second one! Just sooooo perfect!

  88. So pretty and fresh looking.

  89. Oh so springy! Lovely cards!

  90. Wonderful window scenes. Every set in the new release is so unusual & fresh, but the windows are my favorites.

  91. This is one of my favourite cards. I love love love the blue tones you used!

  92. Your window cards are absolutely amazing. The fresh air stamps and dies are my favorites from this release and you showed them off beautifully!

  93. Such beautiful cards! I like the double windows.

  94. Pretty window cards. Love the blue shutters.

  95. Your cards are so romantically lovely.

  96. Your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for all the detailed instructions.

  97. I love the card with the double window – really pretty!

  98. Your cards are beautiful. A wonderful release.

  99. This set is so pretty and unique. I love the double window card.

  100. I like the window scenes. Great color combinations.

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