Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Warm hearts, hot coffee

Glad to see you pop in today! I have two sneak peek cards to share with you. The first card showcases the upcoming set called "Spring Trimmings" from Clear Dollar Stamps. This set is their January Stamp of the Month stamp set, and is absolutely FREE when you purchase $50.00 or more of stamps! It is a darling stamp set with all kinds of sweet elements, and will be released on January 1st.

Stamp Sets Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Spring Trimmings "
Cardstock and Papers: Basic Grey LilyKate and Blush Designer Collections, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Stampin' Up! Rose Romance, Ranger Expresso and Stazon Timber Brown Inks
Markers: Signo White Gel Pen, Marvy Multicolor Brush Markers
Accessories and Embellishments: Scor-It, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Lots of Dots and Swirls Embossing Folders, Regular Round and Scalloped Round Nestabilities Dies, Cuttlebug Tag Die, Marvy 1" Round Punch, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, American Crafts Dimensionals, Morex Loop Ribbon, American Crafts Large Brown Brad, JoAnn's Rose Heart Brad, Sewing Machine, Thread
Coloring Medium: Marvy Brush Markers
Special Techniques: Dry Embossing, Sponging, Background Stamping

The card base was cut to 5" wide x 10" high from Paper Trey White Cardstock, Five progressive square mats were cut to size: 5"x5" out of Basic Grey Coordinating "Blush" Brown Paper, 4.75"x4.75" out of Paper Trey White Cardstock, 4.5"x4.5" out of Basic Grey Coordinating "Blush" Stripe Paper, 3.75" out of Paper Trey White Cardstock, and 3-5/8" out of Basic Grey "LilyKate" Pink Checked Paper. Using Stazon Timber Brown Ink, I background stamped the smallest square light pink mat with hearts and coffee mugs. I colored each heart and mug using Marvy Multicolor Brush Markers, then ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swirls Embossing Folder for added texture. I "dot-doodled" around the four sides of both Paper Trey White Cardstock mats using a Bic Mark-It "Woodsy Brown" Marker.

The image was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock using Stazon Timber Brown ink and coloring with Marvy Multicolor Brush Markers. Using a Regular Round Nestabilities die, I cut out the stamped image, and then very heavily sponged around the edge, using Ranger Expresso Ink. I paper pierced free-hand around the edge of the circle to add interest. Two round scalloped image mats were cut using the Scalloped Round Nestabilities Dies in coordinating Basic Grey "Blush" designer papers. I "dot-doodled around the brown scalloped larger round mat using a Signo White Gel Pen. The image and scalloped mats were glued together.

The sentiment was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock using Stazon Timber Brown ink and then was punched out using a 1" Marvy Circle Punch. I heavily sponged around the circle edge using Stampin' Up! Rose Romance Ink and then paper pierced free-hand around the edge. The framing sentiment tag/slide was made using a Cuttlebug Tag Die with Basic Grey's "Blush" coordinating red paper. I "dot-doodled" around the edge of the tag/slide using a Signo White Gel Pen.

The three square mats were glued together and then sewn together by stitching around the four sides of the striped and smallest square mats, using my Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine ; ) . The matted sentiment was popped up on American Crafts Dimensionals for dimension and then an American Crafts Large Brown Brad was added to the upper left corner for interest. The sentiment circle was glued to the tag/slide cut and another heart was stamped on a separate piece of Paper Trey White Cardstock, colored with markers likewise and cut out an glued to the sentiment circle to tie the elements together. I added a rose colored heart brad to the sentiment circle, as well. A pink, looped ribbon was threaded through the tag/slide and anchored to the back of the card. To finish, I glued the layered card elements to the 5"x10", scored Paper Trey White Cardstock Base.

1 comment:

Laurie tx stamper said...

What a warm and sweet card! Love how you did the background, and the colors and details are just perfect!