Monday, March 30, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Sunflower Songs


I want Spring! I want Summer! I want warmer weather...so I created this :) Today is day 3 of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks and I have a new set called Sunflower Songs (available April 1) to show you.

Many of you know that I like to create little scenes with my stamps, but here is one on a slightly bigger scale. This card is 5 1/2" square and I have used the entire card front for my sunflower patch.


The stamp set actually comes as a two-step stamping style, but I chose to watercolour the sunflowers and paper tole them. I added brown buttons to the center with linen thread for more of a country look, to go with my rough looking picket fence. The picket fence was done with a faux woodgrain technique and the stems and leaves on the sunflowers are a Sizzix Leaf Die.



I love this sentiment and it works so well with this set :) It's supposed to look like a little sign and is nestled in a bed of paper grass. The grass was created by using my craft knife and self healing mat to quickly slice up the edges - very easy with an effective look :)

There is more CDStamps sneak peeks going on today so be sure to pop by these blogs to take a peek at every one's creations:

Katie Renz
Linda Borneman
Lori McCroskey
Candy Fosta
Monique Hawrelluk

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Sunflower Songs
Paper: PTI White, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Misc Designer Paper Scraps
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Leaf Die, Craft Knife, Embossing Folders, Sponges, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Folders, Buttons, Linen Thread,Aqua Painter & Re-Inkers


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13 comments:

LLB said...

Kim, I love this "Sunflower Songs" card! Your faux wood fence is amazing and the cute button sunflower centers are adorable! Great card!

Patti J. said...

Very pretty card Kim - I am with you on the spring thing! We woke to snow over the weekend. Thank goodness it melted quickly!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Beautiful job! I love that sentiment... it's so true! =D

Cassie said...

Gorgeous, Kim. You are so talented.

Joan said...

Fantastic card - the flowers are wonderful!!!!

Michelle said...

Holy cow, that is a LOT of cutting, even for you, lol!! Love it....& I'm with you...I want..no I NEED warmer weather!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the flowers and the sentiment.

itsabrt said...

Oh My Gosh this is just amazing, I love your attention to detail WOW! Beth aka BR-T

Tori Wild said...

WOW-WOW-WOW- Gorgeous and that leaf die is one of my favorites!! Your faux wood is just fantastic Kim! We had SNOW here in Iowa this weekend, so I'm with you on wanting spring/summer!

America said...

Grat new picture of you! TFS ... also, yoru cards are absolutely stunning! You always use vibrant rich colors and can take any image and create a craft with it that is a piece of art! Thanks for being such a GREAT inspiration. :)

Conniecrafter said...

Love your little scene, the sign idea is cute and love the sunflowers, that leaf die cut is perfect with them, great job on the fence too!

Dianne said...

I love this card Kim!! It is beautiful as always. I love the sentiment.

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oooohhh, I just love the deepness in color those sunflowers are! WOW, and the buttons are so cute too.... What really stood out to me what that adorable little sign and pieced together fence!