Thursday, February 26, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps - Sneak Peek #2 - Charlie Daisy

Well first off, I have to share this photo from yesterday afternoon. I was completely caught off guard and that was probably becuase I hadn't been watching the news, but WOW! It all started with our normal rain, then it turned to hail, and then finally snow and it hasn't really stopped since.

The funny thing is that Hunter and I were just talking about how we probably wouldn't see any more snow - how wrong was I??

So now onto some light, fun, and definitely springy stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps.

I'm showcasing the ever so popular Charlie and today he definitely has a spring in his step. To be honest my favorite component of this first card is the butterfly. I thought this paper from TaDa Creative Studios just worked so well with Charlie - doesn't he seriously look happy :)

My second favorite component to this card is the sentiment. Everybody should be happy shouldn't they? No matter what, everybody deserves to be happy. I also used a new nestability that I managed to get my hands on at CHA - the deckled edge. The little flower I colored with my Copic and layered on top of a silk one and topped it off with a bit of Kaisercraft bling.

My next project was made to meet Laurie's (our teams fearless leader) challenge for using something recycled. I've been using the containers that Crisco cubes are packaged in for a while now to store my cuttlebug dies and small embossing folders. They fit perfectly in the containers. Laurie's challenge was the perfect incentive to actually decorate my little containers.

See, you can actually see the expiration date - not my intention (lol) I used a really cute flower border that is included in the Charlie Daisy set and then added Flower Soft to where the flowers are in the stamp. I'm telling you, you've got try the flower soft. It is just too terribly cool. The color I used here is Sweet Pea and is super versatile. Here is a close up. I would also recommend getting the bottle of glue that Flower Soft makes for application.

Now, here is a picture of the container being used for its "new" purpose.

So there you have it - another must have set. All you have to do is wait just a few more days. In the meantime, head on over to these lovely ladies blogs for even more inspiration and eye candy.

Candy and Lori (Clearly iStamp)

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Recipe for Card:

STAMP SETS USED: charlie daisy
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:TaDa, Sorbet, Twilight (CTMH), PTI white
INKPADS: Memento Tuxedo black, PTI fresh snow
MARKERS: Copics: YG63, BG96, BG09, BG72, BG10, c-1, R32, R05,E35, E37, E57, BV29
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Silk flower, sateen flower, Deckle edge nestabilities, sewing machine, hero arts bling

Recipe for altered crisco holder:

STAMP SETS USED: Charlie Daisy
INKPADS: twilight (CTMH)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: flower soft, edge distresser


LLB said...

Hi Katie!
You're right about that really works well with this supercute Charlie how you colored the flower with Copics, too.

And, arent you the resourceful one...with the Crisco container! Wow, I would've never thought of that, but you inked it up with beautiful Flower Soft, and now, I'm thinking that I need to go to the grocery store ; )

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokes that is a lot of snow. Mean hot chocolates and a movie to me. hee hee
Charlie is darling and I like the springy colors you choose. Very creative holder for your dies, I like the flowers soft along the side. Great job.

Laurie tx stamper said...

That Charlie card is so adoorable with the great big flower and now I have a reason to go buy some crisco sticks! Fab projects!

Joan Ervin said...

Your Charlie card is sooo cute...such beautiful coloring ans I love all the little details!!! The crisco container is such an awesome project, too...gotta love that flower soft!!!

Alysabeth said...

great card Katie, I love the colours you used and the DP:o)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very cool! Don't 'cha just love the snow?!


Becky Sorensen said...

Hey, you brought this snow back from Florida didn't you. LOL I love these.

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