Friday, October 29, 2010

The Light of Winter

 It's sneak peek time at Clear Dollar Stamps and today I have one of my own brand new sets to share with you. Be prepared as there are 2 cards to share in this post - aren't you lucky? :0)

The set that I'm showing is called The Light of Winter and you can see the entire set at the Clearly iStamp blog. The set is a just a little set of 5 stamps and will sell for $4.99 but it has multiple uses and there is also a separate coordinating sentiment "Let God's light shine".

For this card I chose to water colour it with tombows and then pop it up to be 3 dimensional. I paired the image up with the Peaceful Wishes sentiment and holly image to make it a Christmas Card and dressed it with some gorgeous ribbon and elegant colours.

For my second card, I chose to keep it a little more simple. The candle has been water coloured and then I masked off the area and sponged the background in. I left a wide margin of white water colour paper and then added the panel to a simple embossed designer paper background. This card came together fairly quickly and the hardest part was not getting any ink smears on my white border from my inky fingers ;)

I did the two cards a little differently to show the versatility of the set. The first one was a Christmas card and the second one was more of a "thinking of you" or "thank you" card for the winter months.

Thanks for coming by today and this stamp set will be released for sale on November 1st. Don't forget to pop by the blogs below to see what the talented CDS girls have been up to :D

 Peaceful Wishes Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - The Light of Winter
Paper: Gina K, Water Colour, Chocolate, K&Co DP, My Mind's Eye DP, Basic Grey Dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate, Baja, Caramel
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Labels Dies, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die, Corner Chomper, Sponges, Dimensionals, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen, Crystal Effects

Warm Winter Months Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - The Light of Winter
Paper: Gina K, Water Colour, Black, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Saffron, Mustard, Plum, Eggplant, Caramel, Chocolate
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Artist Masking Tape, Paper Piercing Tool, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders,


Stampvanwinkle said...

Kim, your cards are just lovely. Such beautiful coloring. I can't wait to get this set. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Have a great weekend.

Cassie said...

What a fantastic set, Kim! I love both of your sneaks too ;D

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Kim, your cards are stunning! I love that stamp set, a must have for this upcoming holiday season! Happy Halloween too!


Shell said...

Beautiful cards ..... they have such a glow. Well done, Kim.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

More stunning designs and cards!


Katie Renz said...

Great job Kim... always beautiful.

Lisa Lara said...

Brilliant coloring and sponging on your samples Kim. Wow.

Barb said...

Kim - I just LOVE this candle image. Every one of your cards are just amazing!!!!!!

Mari said...

They're both lovely, but that first one is my absolute favorite! Gorgeous image, colors, background papers - it's just beautiful! (and it totally cracks me up that my catchpa is INKER) :D