Friday, May 29, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 2

Good Morning! This is an exciting day for Clear Dollar Stamps and we have several new stamp sets that we're previewing. I'd like to share a lovely new stamp set, called "Peony" by CDS. This set is such a joy to have and I know that it will be inked up frequently as it will prove to be a versatile stamp set. The peony is a gorgeous illustration and such fun to color, as you will quickly learn the first time you color it. The stamp set also includes 4 sentiments, one of which is featured on the card sample above. "Peony" will be released at Clear Dollar Stamps on June 1st and to see the complete stamp set illustration, please visit Lori McCroskey's blog. For this sample of "Peony" I used an orange and black color scheme to satisfy a CDS Design Team Color Challenge. The challenge was to design a card using orange & black or using red & blue. I immediately invisioned "Vermillion" (well, close enough to orange -- wink, wink) for the peony and ran with the orange & black choice. White was an optional netural that we could use, and I used it for "eye relief" from the intense orange & black and for contrast. I popped up the peony after coloring it twice and cutting both images out as you can see the cross-section view in the other photograph above. Although I wasn't initially crazy about the colors posed for the CDS Color Challenge -- I concluded when finishing this card, that they were a beautiful combination. What do you think? Other CDS design teammates that are featuring sneak peek samples of "Peony" are: Kim Teasdale, Angela Thomas, Tori Wild & Laurie Wilson. Here are the deets:

Stamp Sets Used: CDS "Peony"
Cardstock & Papers: Making Memories Black & White Polka Dot Scrapbook Paper, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers - YR01 Peach Puff, YR04 Chrome Orange, R08 Vermillion, R27 Cadmium Red, RV29 Crimson, YG03 Yellow Green, YG67 Moss, G94 Grayish Olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" Embossing Folder, Scor-It, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Round Dies, Martha Stewart Zig-Zag Border Punch, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Doodlebug Decorative Trim
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Dry Embossing, Scoring, Paper Tole, Copic Coloring & Blending


The Stamper's Touch said...

Linda, this card is so elegant and stunning!!! I love how you put it all together! The orange and black are beautiful. Can't wait to see more!!!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both peony cards are beautiful! Wonderful details and colors Linda.

BethH said...

Oh, Linda. This is just beautiful! I love it...what a neat layout and design and the colors...WOWZER!

Codi Jo said...

oh i love this card Linda. The colors are stunning together, and the image on both sides ingenious. I love it!

Traci M said...

Just had to come back here and tell you how much I love your card, Linda!!
The colors, composition, and the beautiful mind behind this creation are outstanding!!

Kim Teasdale said...

Shazam! Your sneak peeks are fabulous girl! Love the bright orange peony and the contrast with the black and white! Awesome, awesome layout too...I might just have to case that sometime :)

Grace said...

Linda I am just going gaga over all your samples!!! This Peony stamp is gorgeous! I love how you did this one... the unique opening... I love doing partial fronts and your color combo is stunning! Both Peony cards are beautiful and of course the patchpals are just too cute!! I love the soft pretty papers you paired them with!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Linda. I love how it opens. Clever.