Hi Everyone! Lots of fun stuff today, but let me start with letting you know that if you are interest I have some pictures of the twins at their first T-Ball "practice" which was on Saturday. No big surprise, the twins are the littlest guys there, but they both seemed pretty enthusiastic. Click --->HERE<--- to be taken to my family blog. (PS don't mind the terrible layout, I still haven't fixed it)
So, today is the first official day of New Release previews for Clear Dollar Stamps. I'll be previewing 2 sets and I'll have links to one more. Plus, I have a little tutorial for you too using my 2nd set. Just keep scrolling down to my 2nd post. The first stamp set is called Horse Heritage. All you equestrian lovers are going to love this set. It is in the same style and vein as last month's stamp set called Horse Poetry. Both sets are designed by Vicki and she did an awesome job.
For the first card, I decided to color it with my Copics and pair it with some new Basic Grey called Marrakech.
Other than that, the card pretty much speaks for itself. The horses are a nice sized image for a card front.
My second Horse Heritage card is completely different. I went with a more "western" feel to it. I love the technique of clear embossing and sponging which is what I essentially did with this card. The only thing I did first was sand all my paper. I used Close to my Heart cardstock which has a white core and allows for some neat sanding affects. After I sanded my cardstock, I stamped my image with Versamark and used clear embossing powder and a heat gun. Then I took a sponge and the matching ink to my cardstock and just sponged away to expose the embossed image.
The wood grain designer paper is from October Afternoon and I created my shapes using my Labels 2 Nesties. This particular card measures just shy of a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and that is due to my lack of measuring skills - ack.
For more Horse Heritage Previews go visit Lori and Candy, Laurie, and Kim
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to scroll down for my 2nd post and a tutorial.
Recipe Card #1: ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Horse Heritage
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Cocoa (Close to my Heart), Basic Grey Marraketch
INKPADS:Cocoa (Close to my Heart) MARKERS:E35, E71, E49, E77, E57, E31, E37, G07, G21
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Sponge
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Copics
Recipe Card #2:
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED:Horse Heritage
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Brown Bag, Chocolate, (Close to my Heart), October Afternoon
INKPADS: Versamark, Brown Bag (Close to my Heart)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Twine, Sanding paper, sponge, embossing powder, labels 2 nestabilities