Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CDS Sneak Peek - Country Bridges

Are you excited yet? Tomorrow is the big day at Clear Dollar Stamps and at Our Daily Bread Designs where you can finally buy all the wonderful stamps that you have been seeing on my blog the last few days!...I know that I am ;)

This Clear Dollar Stamps set is called Country Bridges and I don't know why, but I was inspired by some "oh so trendy" ceramic canisters that my mom had made herself when I was a child! I swear that she only donated them a few years ago and that she has had them displayed in her kitchen forever!

My mom had painted her canisters in a deep chocolate brown and a beautiful ivory colour and each canister had a different old country scene on them (which were distressed with browns).
I'm pretty sure that one of them had a bridge on it similar to this one :) If you click on the picture, you can see the cracked glass technique on the image that reminded me of the glaze on the canisters.

What's a little country without some dirty distressing and a few rips and tears? One of our Design Team challenges was to do something funky with our ribbon treatment other than tying your typical bow, so here is mine using organza ribbon, linen thread and raffia. Tres Country don't you think?...I'm a city girl, can you tell? lol

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Country Bridges
Paper: Papertrey White, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Scenic Route DP, Watercolor
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, SU Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Hodgepodge Hardware, Craft Knife, Dimensionals, Brads, Aqua Painter, Organdy Ribbon, Linen Thread, Raffia

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Laurie Wilson said...

This is a gorgeous card Kim. Very creative use of the ribbon too! The cracked glass is the perfect accent to the image.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards for October's CDS release!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

How do you come up with these!?!?! So creative and beautiful as always - what a fun ribbon treatment, and I love how you framed the image with the "hole" in the paper!!
hugs, Jami

Gail S. said...

I love the cracked glass. Pretty.

Shirley said...

You are so talented. What a beautiful scene. It should be framed. I love how you used the embelishments too!