Monday, September 28, 2009

Day Two Sneak Peeks - Christmas!

Welcome to Day Two of the Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peeks! Can you believe that I'll be showing you Christmas sets today??? I'm so excited! I love Christmas!!!

The first card that I have to show you is from a set called Christmas Scriptures, although for this card I didn't use one of the verses, but the "Merry Christmas" sentiment - which actually comes as two seperate stamps to make it easier to position just how you'd like it. I used the sentiment with one of my favorite CDS sets called "Genuine Love". If you're a regular visitor to my blog you might recognize it!! :-) Some design notes on this card...

The *adorable* little snowflake charm is from the Clear Dollar Stamps store. Isn't it *perfect*?
To get the "suede" look, I swiped my bordering blue cardstock with Fresh Snow pigment ink, then stamped my snowflakes. Be sure to allow time for the ink to dry!! (Don't ask me how I know this...)

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Christmas Scriptures, Genuine Love
CS AND PAPERS: White, Bordering Blue, Ballet Blue
INK: Palette Grey, New Canvas, Ballet Blue, versamark
MARKERS (if any): none
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: White gel pen, snowflake charm (CDS), Half Pearls, Silver Embossing powder, heat gun, sponge, large oval nestibilities, gingham ribbon, doily punch
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): heat embossing

This next card uses the single verse stamp - John 3:16 - that will be released on the 1st. I used - well how about that! - I used the Genuine Love stamp set again to make my own designer paper for the background. (I told you I like that set!). I cut out the rectangles with my Long Scalloped Rectangle Nestibilities. I wasn't sure how much I would use them, but - wow - do they come in handy! I stamped the verse in Memento black and then embossed it on the vellum with clear embossing powder.

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Ruby, Rust, Mustard, Kraft, Swirl Vellum
INK: Palette Noir, Ruby, Rust, Mustard
MARKERS (if any):none
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Long rectangle Nestibilities, brads, sponge, embossing powder, heat gun
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): none
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): tone on tone background, heat embossing

The last set that I have to show you today is my daughter's favorite. She loves Nutcrackers! I colored this particular nutcracker king with pretty fall colors... Sand, Olive, Rust, Gold, and the overall effect would be a pretty Christmas card even if the colors are "non-traditional". There are beautiful sentiments included in this set, as well as a poinsettia and a few more nutcrackers, all for only $9.99. I just love the value of these sets!!

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Holiday Nutcrackers
CS AND PAPERS: White, Rust & Sand CS; Rust, Moss & Sand DP
MARKERS (if any): copics - E00, E31, E33, E37, E43, E49, E51, E55, G99, R02, YR00, YR07, YG91, YG95, C1, W5, Y26, 0
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: long rectangle nestibilities, sewing machine, swirl ribbon, gold cold
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): copics

Be *sure* to visit the other designers for more sneak peeks. Along with the sets I've previewed you'll find Charliene Baking and a set of Christmas Blessings that you won't want to miss.

Today's designers are...

Lori McCroskey

Angela Thomas

Candy Fosta

Cassie Trask

Katie Renz

Kim Teasdale

Laurie Wilson

Linda Anderson

Nancy Grant

Sarah Taylor

Stacy Morgan

Trudy Sjolander

You can find their links on my sidebar....

Be sure to come back tomorrow, for peeks at another fun set!!!




Candy F. said...

Wow -- I love everything you are showing today. The nutcracker is great in "non-traditional" colors.

Laurie tx stamper said...

Gorgeous purple holiday card! I like the fall themed John 316 and the nutcracker is so superbly colored!

Cassie said...

Oh Tricia, these are all so stunning!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are all so beautiful! Your fall colors for John 3:16 is perfect and I love your Christmas sentiment card and the nutcracker. Awesome sneaks...

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Love the monochromatic look of your Christmas card.

Can I just say I LOVE your Nutcracker! Absolutely amazing!

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Trish, everything you do is just so dang elegant!! You go - I love looking at your stuff!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Tricia, as I scrolled down your post today I was more and more amazed by the beauty of your cards!!!! They are all so spectacular!!!


debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful cards, how different they all are.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Wow-wee! Fabulously done!