Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek - Day 4

Wow... last day of sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps and everything will be available first thing on the 1st. Head on over to Lori's blog - Clearly iStamp for the full reveals. The stamps being shown today are as follows.

Eiffel Tower

Fashionably French

Martial Arts

Topped with Class
(April Stamp of the Month)

Digital Images

So lets get started... my first set of cards feature the set called Eiffel Tower. I was really excited by this set since I really feel that everyone needs an Eiffel Tower image... seriously :) As you can see its a nice sized image and I chose to use white pigment ink and then emboss it. I then took that same ink and highlighted the tower. I was also playing around with some new Maya Road pompom ribbon and some silk ribbon. Not sure I got the look I envisioned, but oh well its still fun to play.

Recipe

CDS STAMPS USED: Eiffel Tower

CS/PAPERS: Neenah white, Cocoa (CTMH),Indian Summer(basic grey)

INK: White Daisy, Cocoa (CTMH), VersaMark

ACCENTS/TOOLS: Silk ribbon (may arts),pompom ribbon(maya road),CTMH brad, clear embossing powder


For my 2nd card, I focused on another stamp from this set. A very whimsical butterfly. I added some branch/leaves by using a Sizzix die. I cut two and glued them together so they would be a tad bit thicker. AND, I got some new Maya Road spritz and I must say that it worked wonderfully to color my branch and leaves. They started out as Kraft cardstock.

Recipe
CDS STAMPS USED: Eiffel Tower
CS/PAPERS: Neenah white, Early bird (cosmo cricket)
INK: VersaMark
MARKERS: Copics - Y21,B02,B00
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Silk ribbon (may arts),branch die cut (sizzix),maya road spray mist,black embossing powder

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My next two cards are a complete contrast to the French theme, but they are a great set to add to your collection. I know that there are many of you out there requesting a Martial Artstheme so here you go.

I was so happy that I was able to use up this Basic Grey paper. It is old, I don't even know when it was released, but a good friend of mine got some on clearance and sent it my way.

Recipe
CDS STAMPS USED: Martial Arts
CS/PAPERS: Neenah white, Obscure (Basic Grey), Black (CTMH)
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Sunflower,Tulip,Orange(CTMH)
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Petite oval nestabilities(spellbinders), Brads (CTMH)
TECHNIQUE: sponging

My second card is a bit more traditional and I love the fact that I made my own background by combining all the sentiments. Yes, combined them all on one block. The only thing you have to do is make sure that you fit them in a rectangular shape so you can keep stamping and you won't have any over lapping words.

Recipe
CDS STAMPS USED: Martial Arts
CS/PAPERS: Neenah white, Black,Cranberry (CTMH)
INK: Black (CTMH)
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Square nestabilities (spellbinders)

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And of course we always have to have the FREE stamp of the month... for April its calledTopped with Class and is a cute, cute set. Remember FREE with a minimum $50 purchase.

I've been trying to branch out a little bit with some different types of papers and what not and I thought this paper from Graphic 45 fit perfectly with the little top hat from this set.

Recipe
CDS STAMPS USED: Topped with Class (April SOM)
CS/PAPER: neenah white, A Proper Gentleman (Graphic 45), Black (Close to my Heart), TaDa Creative Studios (parenthesis)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukeniko)
MARKERS: Copics - 100,BV29,C-7,C-5
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Diamond Glaze (Judikins), pop dots

My second card uses the cute little beanie hat... I love it and I thought it was perfect with some bright paper.

Recipe
CDS STAMPS USED: Topped with Class (April SOM)
CS/PAPER: neenah white, 3 Bugs in a Rug, Garden Green, Tulip (Close to my Heart)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukeniko), Onyx Black (Versafine)
MARKERS: Copics - R37,R59,G85,YG63,B45,B93, 0 Blender
ACCENTS/TOOLS: 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punch, Labels 8 Nestability

Well that's it folks... get those carts revin'. Thanks for visiting and hanging with me today and every day that you come! I really appreciate it.

8 comments:

Cassie said...

Hey Katie! Such awesome sneaks, once again! I really like the look of your Eiffel Tower. The pom poms look like hanging lights ;D

The Stamper's Touch said...

So many fabulous cards Katie, and each one is as cute as the other!! I love them all, can't seem to settle on a fave! Way to go girl!!

Linda

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are all wonderful. I like the classy top hat card and your martial arts ones are awesome! Wonderful sneaks.

Tina said...

WOW OH WOW! StampKatie! You have been busy posting away while I was gone. Everyone of them are terrific! I survived the San Juan Islands High School Orchestra trip (like you even noticed I was gone LOL!!) HAd lots of fun but also happy to be home! See you soon hopefully!

dolphin4_17

Lauren said...

WOW! What a combination. They are so different and fun!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Katie, wow, what great cards girl! I love all the DP you used with several of these cards. I couldn't wait for you to post the Eiffel Tower. I've been dying to read how you got that glowing effect. That is really great and not too hard - to my surprise because it looks so good! Great job!!

Shawne said...

those are great Katie! I love the highlight on the Eifel Tower, it looks like it's glowing!

Rebecca Ednie said...

So many to choose from but I HAVE to comment on the French card-I have two or three Eiffel towers already but I NEED this one too! Your card is so pretty and unique! I love the gentleman one too! I LOVE those papers and Im so glad I ordered them and they are on their way!

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