Monday, April 27, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Stamp Preview #1 - Horse Heritage

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
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Copics

Recipe Card #2:


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 nestabilitie


candyf said...

I love the technique you used on the 2nd card. It's perfect for this set. I'll have to try it.

Theresa Tyree said...

OMGosh, girl! You have been one busy creative bee!! Lovin all the eye candy on your blog! And the tutorials- way cool! I know how much time it takes to do all this and I have to hand it to ya!!
I'm trying to get in the scrappin' groove again. I've gone thru alot of trials and hoping to get my life back on track. I've missed you. Sorry I've stayed away. As soon as this semester is over, I'm going to try to keep up with all my buddies.

Tori Wild said...

That western embossed card is just WAY Cool!! :) It looks like real leather!!! Fabulous peeks with this set!

Shawne said...

Very cool technique!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Katie! Wow! What fabulous Horse Heritage cards! Love your Copic coloring on the first one...very nice! Love that western, special technique on the second really sets the "flavor" of the card! You're always coming up with some neat ideas and techniques! You creative thing, you!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wonderful western horse cards! I like that technique on the second one a lot!

Codi Jo said...

oh these horse cards are great. I have to try this technique on the clear embossed card.

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