Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nov. CDS Sneak Peeks - Day #1



Welcome to day 1 of Clear Dollar Stamp's sneak peeks -- all these adorable sets will be available Nov. 1 and you won't want to miss out on a single one!!! The first one I'm showing is called Holiday Patterns by Laurie Wilson. The first card I tried to do the Versamark resist technique - when I say tried I forgot one step of the process, to emboss the images!!!!! I stamped all the images on glossy, got distracted, then simply ran my inked-up brayer over the paper! The images still came thru but not at all the way I had intended! Some zig zag stitching around the two layers really adds some pop. The snowflake is several layers of felt snowflake made by SU and held in place with a rhinestone brad. Then I decided to pull out my label maker to add a sentiment! Is that cheating??!!
The second card is what you call quick and simple. It is utterly ridiculous how much designer paper I have, so anytime I can make a card that uses some, I will! And who wouldn't think Christmas with the colors red, yellow, green and brown!!!! The sentiment comes from the set that I seem to be going to a lot, Christmas Blessings. You really must check out these DT member blogs for more inspiration:

Here's another Laurie Wilson set called Railroad Memories. Having two boys of my own I am really drawn to the masculine sets. And trains were a big part of their growing up...and we still have all their Thomas the Tank Engine trains, books, and videos (and they're 10 and 14!). This card I put the four individual stamps in line on my acrylic block (after getting the boys' help as to the order of the cars!!) and stamped away!! Alright, I had to add my need for flowers and pearls by using Basic Grey's bling and Granola DSP! Check out the other projects these talented ladies created with this set:

Now this cutie if from the set Dinomite by Guest Illustrator Heather Rolin. Such an adorable set!! I heat embossed this cutie on water color paper then colored her in using my Tombow markers. I cut her out and popped her up over an oval and scallop oval I cut out using a Nestie. The designer paper I found in my endless stash that never seems to go down. The black strip is cut out in a wavy pattern then zig zag stitched into place. The individual words in this set make some wonderful phrases, for this one I chose "Friend You're Dinomite." You need to check out the other DT Members who are previewing this set, they have some fabulous samples for you:
See you tomorrow for even more sneak peeks!!!!!

10 comments:

Tricia said...

Aren't these sets just the cutest??? I love your cards all your cards, but the train one is my favorite!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Amazing Samples Linda!!!! Beautifully done!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow-wee!!!! Look at all them fun cards!!! Great creating!

:-)

auntbeespickles said...

Hey girl, how cute are all these!! Love the pink dino - reminded me of Barney. How cute! Great Job keep it up!!

Tori Wild said...

I loved the dinosaur in pink Linda-- that paper matched it perfectly!! I thought that set was so much fun to stamp with. My son is sitting here by me at nap time and thinks the train card is the "coolest" too! :)

Laurie tx stamper said...

That dino card is darling with his hot pink color, and the train card is so lovely! I like the technique on the present card and the colors too! Wonderful creations Linda!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Linda these are wonderful! Your dino so made me giggle, great Christmas cards all around!

Cassie said...

Linda, these are gorgeous! I love what you did with the your present card. . .so cool! ;D

Kim Nath said...

You rock Linda, all the cards are amazing - love your different blog looks too!

Katie Renz said...

All your samples are superb! Great job Linda.