Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CDS Sneak Peek - Fashionably French

Welcome back for the very last day of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks. I hope that you have enjoyed yourselves so far! Today I have this lovely set illustrated by Shawne Arnold called Fashionably French to show you. For a complete peek at the set, please visit the Clearly iStamp blog.

This crazy card started out at a 5 1/2" square card using the new Cosmo Cricked Material Girl Mini Deck an was severely transformed into a 4 1/4" square note pad using scraps from my bin. How did this happen? Well, I'm not really sure of that myself! lol

This was the card that I cut up so many different pieces of DP for and then decided that they didn't have the look that I was going for so they got tossed into the scrap bin. Then I found some scraps to replace them with ;) I water coloured the image with my tombow dual brush markers and a water brush, then cut it out and stacked it to make it dimensional as usual. I pieced together the fancy designs around the image with my spellbinders dies and just cut some pieces out and tossed the rest. I was able to find a matching button an a brad that was shaped like scissors to finish off the card and stuck in a few sewing stick pins to boot....and stabbed myself with them too! Ouch! Those little buggers are sharp! I recommend not trying that at home ;)

Thanks coming to take a lookie at my card and be sure to pop by the blogs below to see what the rest of the girls have in store for you :)

Angela Thomas
Tricia Traxler
Cassie Trask
Linda Anderson
Laurie Wilson
Lori McCrosky
Linda Borneman
Nancy Grant
Katie Renz
Candy Fosta
Sarah Taylor
Trudy Sjolander
Wendy Hall
Tori Wild
Stacy Morgan

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Fashionably French
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour, Basic Grey DP, My Mind's Eye Dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Dies, Pop Dots, Metal Bangle Embellies, Button, Sponges, Crochet Lace, Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects, Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Water Brush, Stick Pins, Scissors Brad, Corner Rounder

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Cassie said...

Very gorgeous, Kim ;D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, very elegant and love the lace you added.

Joy said...

Ooooh! Gorgeous creation! The brad and pins were the perfect touch. Worth the ouch. LOL!

Chris said...

What fun!

Rebecca Ednie said...

You should dull the pin tips with sandpaper, add a tiny drop of crystal effects to the tip or snip off the tip with wire cutters! no more ouch! SUch a cute set!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Kim another "rock my boat" card! I just adore your rich looking cards~~the scissors with the pins were a great (though painful?) touch!

Elly said...

Wow , what beautiful cards you make!!


Yvonne Hagane said...

Wow, that`s just AWESOME!
Love the details you put into your work!!

Shawne said...

that's beautiful Kim.

Sirkka´s photo and art said...

I like the frensh touch

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! This is gorgeous. Love the rich reds!!

Noor Nahdi said...

Love the card and especially the coloring...