Friday, January 29, 2010

Today It's Cold, Cold, Cold

But the sneak peeks are hot, hot, hot!!!!!! It's day #2 of Clear Dollar Stamps February 1st release and you won't want to miss out on any of them!!!!! Here is my sample of the sentiment "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow." I literally closed my eyes and pulled out several pieces of designer paper. I then mixed and matched them till I came up with this combo...and I love it! Sage shadow, So saffron, Black, and Very vanilla. I cut out and embossed the sentiment with my nestie, then sponged saffron ink while it was still in the die. Minimal embellishments include black pearls and the flower sticker by K & Company that I bought a long, long time ago. Check out these blogs for more samples using this stamp:


I've gotta tell you, I love solid stamps! I'm still learning to color, so solid stamps give me that instant satisfaction of a completed image. This set is called Peace for the Journey. I inked up the flowers with Pale plum and Mellow moss ink. I then covered the image and cardstock with versamark and iridescent ice embossing powder. Once heat embossed, I cut it out with my nestie. It's hard to get a photo to show the result of this technique very well. I created a background with the swirly stamps in the set on the Perfect plum layer and used an embossing folder on the Mellow moss layer. Sewing, of course, was needed! The moss taffeta ribbon can also be found at Clear Dollar Stamps. This card measures 5" square. More beautiful creations just waiting for you found on these talented lady's blogs:
This last sample is called Praying Children. I remember as a kid always saying my prayers at night while hugging my Mom -- something I will never forget. I used my Tombow markers to color up the images. The little girl has been cut out and popped up. More samples can be found here, so go check 'em out:

12 comments:

Cassie said...

These are all so beautiful, Linda. I really love the offset layout of the second one. . .so pretty ;D

Wendy said...

Stunning cards Linda! They are simply adorable!!
Hugs
Wendy

Tricia said...

They are all beautiful, Linda, but I'm partial to the little girl praying... Maybe it's the colors of that one - they make me think of SPRING!!

Shawne said...

Yes it is cold cold cold, and YOUR sneaks are hot! Your cards are perfection everytime, beautiful and your cic card has got such a gorgeous arrangement of flowers!

True :) said...

WOW Linda!
Your sneaks are all beautiful!
I think my fave is the first one though. Love the colors and layout you used!
Hugs,
True :D

Cathy said...

These cards are so cute! I love the colors and layers. Hugs,Cathy

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So beautiful. Okay first awesome layouts on all these, going to case them for sure. Second I have tried the close my eyes and pull out paper and that NEVER works for me, and here its beautifully done. Totally cute little girl card. These are wonderful Linda.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What fun cards. :-)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Neat color combos! Your samples rock!!!

:-)

Katie Renz said...

Beautiful samples Linda.

Linda Borneman said...

Linda, again...beautiful cards!

You "Praise God" card is AWESOME! I love the colors that you picked too...they are so cool! And your layout is fantastic! Love the black pearls on this too...

And your "Faith for the Journey" is so pretty with the pretty color scheme and again, fab layout! Love it!

And look at your praying child card! How sweet is that! And your coloring is wonderful! I don't know why you don't think you're good at coloring...this is beautiful!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Loving the simplicity, but yet these cards are so classic... wonderful designs too!