Monday, June 29, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day #3

Happy Monday friends at least on the stamping front! We are on day 3 of Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks and there is still lots to share. Head on over to Lori's blog, Clearly iStamp to see the full reveals of the stamp sets for today and the previous days.

These are the stamp sets that are being introduced today:

  • Charlie Summer Fun
  • July Larkspur
  • August Gladiolia
  • Yard Yabber
  • Rosebud Castle

I'll be sharing samples of three of the stamp sets (so hold on to your seats) - Charlie Summer Fun, July Larkspur, and Yard Yabber. All these are great sets and so different from one another. I had a blast creating with both.

I'll start Charlie Summer Fun. We all know that Charlie is a favorite and we love to see him doing all sorts of things. With Summer Fun, we get to see him enjoying himself lounging and playing on the beach.

I had some of this great canvas fabric that was self adhesive that I picked up last year on clearance. I did end up peeling the adhesive off and then frayed the edges to give it more of a beach towel look.

I colored Charlie with Copics and made him pretty "tan". I also added some fun bright yellow polka dots in the background using a stamp called Spots a plenty. And finally I finished him off with a glistening bright yellow tube. He is ready for some water fun!!!

For my second Charlie card, I used the image of him reclining. I can honestly say I wish I was Charlie right now. Instead I'm me all by lonesome with my lovely 3 boys going on the 4th day :) Whoa... sorry, forgot we were talking about Charlie. Anyway, I used some Close to my Heart designer paper for the background and then haloed Charlie with that great pinking nestability. It has that "sun" vibe to it.

My next stamp set I'm previewing is the July Flower - Larkspur. Again, I had a blast with this stamp set. I really enjoyed doing this first card and I think it has a great look with very little effort. I have to say that I'm definitely brayer phobic. I have one, but it doesn't get a lot of use unless you count the twins rolling it over the floor.

But, I do enjoy sponging and that is how I got the affect on this card. I first stamped my image with Versa Mark and then added clear embossing powder and then sponged away. I really love this look.

For my second card, I went a bit more traditional and focused just on the flower image.

I stamped with black Versacolor and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then used my twinkling H20's to color in my image. I then stamped with the sentiment stamp to create my background. Added some Kaisercraft Pearls and some ribbon and all done.

And finally, my last set to share is called Yard Yabber. When I first saw this I knew that I wanted it. It is going to be perfect for those "manly" cards that everyone is always asking about. I love these images because they are "real life" ones and are really relatable to most of us. In hind site, I think I should have colored my mower in pink since I just got done mowing my own yard (hehe). Remember, hubby is taking a "fun" trip.

So, clearly no pink, but I do love this Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper. It just seemed perfect for my mower. Again, I guess I'm a pretty simple girl because I kept this pretty simple. I don't think the bright colors would be a total turn off for the guys?? If so, I say what they hey!

For my second card, I used the chainsaw image. Another great one and I had just as much fun coloring this baby in too. It colored up super fast which is always a good thing. I paired this image with what I consider a different sort of manly paper, also from Basic Grey and again, kept it simple.

So, I'm all done sharing with you for today, but head on over to visit these ladies for more sneak peeks. I hope you survived this marathon session.

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. We've got one more day of reviews, so get those shopping carts (virtual) revving. See you tomorrow.


Beach Towel Charlie:
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED: Charlie Summer Fun, Spots a Plenty
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Papertrey ink White, Crystal Blue, Black, Sunflower (Close to my Heart), Unknown Canvas sticky back paper
INKPADS: Sunflower, Bubblegum
MARKERS: R17, E57, E35, E37, y17, B00
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon (Papertrey ink), punches, petite oval nesties
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): Copics

Lounging Charlie:
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:Papertrey ink White, Close to my Heart Outdoor Denim and Sunflower, Close to my Heart Designer Paper
INKPADS: Memento Tuxedo Black, Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
MARKERS: E35, E33, E31, B97, B45, B23, YR04
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS:Petite Oval Nesties, Pinking circles Nesties
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Copics

July Larkspur sponging:
ALL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED: Larkspur July Flower of the Month, Words of Gratitude (sentiment at bottom of card)
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: White, Spring Rain (Papertrey ink)
INKPADS: Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Blush, Lilac Mist, Black (Close to my Heart, Versamark
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear embossing powder, heat gun, cuttlebug tag, piercing tool, ribbon, rub on sentiment
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any):Sponging

July Larkspur in Lavender:
LL CDSTAMPS LLC STAMP SETS USED: July flower of the month
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS:White, Lavender Moon (Papertrey ink)
INKPADS: Versacolor Black, Lavender Moon (Papertrey ink)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Twinkling H20's (luminarte), waterbrush, clear embossing powder, heat gun, petite oval nesties, kaisercraft pearls ribbon
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Twinkling H20's

Yard Yabber Mower:
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Crystal Blue (CTMH), White (PTI), Basic Grey Lime Rickey
INKPADS: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black (CTMH)
MARKERS: YR07,G07,C-5,YR16,C-7,G14,RV29
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): copics

Yard Yabber Chainsaw:
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: White ( PTI), Basic Grey Granola
INKPADS:Memento tuxedo black, Cocoa (CTMH)
MARKERS: C-7, E43, C-3
COLORING MEDIUM (if any):Copics


Desire Fourie said...

Sjoe you have been a busy lady. I love old Charlie. Hugs from Desire

Cassie said...

Wow, Katie, they are all wonderful. I love how Charlie is sporting the shiny shades and tube. . .so cute. All you peeks are just beautiful ;D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh my goodness... you have been busy. Super fun Charlie cards, great summer ones with the lawn machines and your flower cards are so pretty.

Lisa Lara said...

Wow gorgeous cards Katie. I just love the towel behind Charlie, very clever indeed. And the embossed and background for the Larkspur, very lovely and unique. I just love that. Fabulous cards. Wow.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Fun stuff Katie!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful cards, all of them super!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Katie, Your cards are so cute! Love Charlie on the beach towel! Great effect with the fabric! The larkspur coloring is beautiful! Finally the yard yabber - such a cute kit and your cards did it justice! Great Job keep up the good work!

Martha said...

how cute, love them all!

Shawne said...

Love all of your samples the bright colors on the Charlie especially with the fabric , it looked just like a towel! And the sponging on the Larkspur was so pretty, they were all fun to look at !

Julie Temple said...

These are ADORABLE!! I can't wait til Wednesday...I see so many I want! Love all your peeks!


Sue from Oregon said...

Lots of stamping going on here...I am so jealous! Fun stuff!

Lynn said...

What a great group of cards! You sure have been busy! Love the lounging horse images...too cute!

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