Thursday, October 28, 2010

Get Well Critters

I have the sweetest set to share with you today! It's called Get Well Critters and it will be released by Clear Dollar Stamps on November 1st. When I saw this set in this month's lineup, I just knew I had to have it! It not only has the typical cold/flu kind of "get wells" - but this adorable mousey with it's band-aid can be used for a surgery, a long-term illness, a child's illness, and even broken bones. And the "feel better" saying is just perfect with it.

I was excited to be able to use the Capella Paper Kit that came out a month or so ago for my preview cards this month. I really stuck with the papers and embellishments that came with the kit for this card, with the exception of the thin brown ribbon through my button. I use lots of punches with the card, though! I pulled out my Scalloped Circle Punch, my Circle Punch (the smallest layer is a Nestie, though), my spiral notebook punch, and my word window punch. And I used one of my fall-to sketches to make my card come together quickly.

Here's another card with the ingredients from the Capella kit and the Get Well Critters set. This time I chose the adorable turtle from the set and pulled my colors from the green designer paper. I watercolored with my Clearly Coordinating Tombow markers and used some of the embellishments in the kit. Like a crocheted flower. Wow. SO pretty. I used a copic marker (YG91, I think) to tone down the brad a little before I attached it.

I would *highly* recommend one of the paper kits. It's so easy to put cards together when all of the matching is done for you! By the way, did you see the Wintertime Kisses kit?? I have that on my list next. I love it!

Here's a list of today's designers...

Lori, Laurie, Angela, Katie, Barb, Christi, Shell, Lisa, Nancy, Stacy

Feel Better
CDS Stamps: Get Well Critters
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Capella Paper Kit
Markers: Slate, Shale (Promarkers), YG63, BG10, E41, E55, T3, C1, E49
Tools & Accessories: Circle Nesties, Circle Super Jumbo Punch, Scalloped Circle Mega Punch, Sewing Machine, Button, Ribbon, Word Window punch, brads, Spiral Punch, Pop Dots, Adhesive Gun

Got Sniffles?
CDS Sets Used: Get Well Critters
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Capella Paper Kit (CDS)
Tombow Markers Used: Toasted Almond, Hot Cocoa, Mud Pie, Spring Leaf, Ripe Olive, Pineapple Twist, Cream Soda, Grey
Tools & Accessories: Nesties Labels 5, Watercolor Brush, Capella Paper Kit Flower, Brad & Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Sponge & Cocoa Ink


Cassie said...

These are such fantastic sneaks, Tricia! I love this set anyway, but that little mouse just sends me over the moon. . .so cute ;D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are both wonderful! Love the rich colors of the papers and perfect get well cards.

Shell said...

Great job, Tricia. LOVE your coloring! You previewed the sets so well!

Katie Renz said...

So cute Tricia... I love the BG paper you used for both cards!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Marvelous coloring on both of these Tricia. I just love the little bits of brown on his shell. Your mouse is colored with perfection.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Such clean designs Tricia. Wonderfully done.