Friday, January 30, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Critter Barn


When I saw the previews of the Feb. release stamps, I just had to have the Critter Barn! Critter Barn is a new stamp that will be available on Feb 1/09 from Clear Dollar Stamps. One of the best parts about this barn for myself is that it coordinates with so many other stamp sets that I already own of both Clear Dollar Stamps and Stampin' Up! On this card you will see that I used the cow and the hay piles from the already release Farm Critters set that was released last month :) I have already been eyeing it up to use it with my On the Farm and Best of Cluck sets too (retired Stampin' Up!).



This card was made for a couple of the CDS Design Team challenges. One of which is to NOT use any designer paper (you all must know how hard this is) and the other challenge was to create some faux wood grain. Instead of using designer papers, I filled my card with a few different cuttlebug embossing textures and some sponging. As for the faux wood grain, I used the direct to paper technique with creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip and craft white ink pads directly smeared over some more mustard card stock in one direction. I then let it dry and then ran it through my cuttlebug with the distressed vertical line folder and ta da! Done! :P



Some of the other CDS DT got a chance to play with this set and you just have to stop by and check out their creations :) Did I mention that I love this set? It just has so many possibilities and some of which you will set when you pop by these blogs:



Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Critter Barn and Farm Critters
Paper: PTI White, Basic Black, Watercolour, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, More Mustard
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Craft White, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Bordering Blue, Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponges, Crystal Effects

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9 comments:

Tracey said...

WHat a fantastic card Kim!! The cow is adorable!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! These are so cute! I'll def. be going and checking things out!

My Paper Adventures said...

Always FLAWLESS work, Kim!! Your coloring is TOP NOTCH!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Just adorable! Love the hay stacks too.

leenda said...

I'd give it a 10....PERFECT!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Darling card! I love what you do! I tried to sign up to follow your blog but couldn't seem to find the clicker.
You've made some awesome creations!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Darling card! I love what you do! I tried to sign up to follow your blog but couldn't seem to find the clicker.
You've made some awesome creations!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Talk about a fabulous looking farm scene! Just love that barn and coloring! Also I am amazed each time you create scenes with CS!

Laurie in MN said...

Adorable card.