Friday, October 7, 2011

October Product Parade - NEW STAMPS

Good morning!
Today starts the new stamp release at CDS, and I have 3 stamp sets that I created with to hopefully give some inspiration.

Christmas Inchy stamps
I made this hanging ornament that can double as a bracelet. I used polyshrink, the cuttlebug set of 4 mini square scallop dies, beads and some heavy duty but lightweight beading string. I stamped on polyshrink, punched holes in 2 of the corners, colored with regular markers and then shrunk them with the heat gun. Then assembled together with the beading string and put seed beads in between each section.  I coated each square with crystal effects on the top, and some clear stickles on the back. I did one side and then waited a couple hours and then did the other sides.
STAMPS: Christmas Inchies by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS/PAPER: clear polyshrink
INK: Brilliance black, markers pool party, island indigo, lucky limeade, wisteria wonder, peach parfait
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Cuttlebug provocraft mini scallop square die, 1/8" hole punch, jewelry thread, seed beads, lobster clasps, jump rings, heat tool, stickles, sakura clear effects


Antique Ornaments
When I saw this new paper, I knew I had to make some christmas ornament cards with it.  It is just SO pretty!
STAMPS: Antique Ornaments by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, baja breeze, chocolate chip, MME Paris & Co patterned paper
INK: Brilliance black, Tombow markers 990, 899, SU baja breeze
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, spellbinders ovals dies, EK border punch, sewing machine, pearls, SU cool caribbean ribbon, glue dot, foam dimensionals, shimmer watercolors, SU chocolate satin, SU mini flower punch, swarovski crystal

I love this paper!  I like how I didn't have to do anything to the background, just used the design on the paper and hung the ornament over it.

STAMPS: Antique Ornaments by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, CDS red velvet cake, ivory, MME Lost & found christmas patterned paper
INK: Brilliance black, Tombow markers 899, 946, 990, SU artichoke, SU burgundy
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, gold cord, foam dimensionals, pearls, sewing machine, shimmer watercolors

Little Bethlehem
I knew I wanted to make a "night" card with all dark blues with this, when I first saw it.  I like that it is a nice big image, so that it can fill almost the whole card.  I watercolored with Tombows and a waterbrush on watercolor paper.
STAMPS: Little Bethlehem by Clear Dollar Stamps
CS/PAPER: 90 lb. Canson watercolor paper, CDS deep sea, white
INK: Brilliance black, Tombow markers 526, 946, 879, SU not quite navy inkpad
ACCENTS/TOOLS: waterbrush, Ek border punch, SU 1/8" tafetta ribbon, foam dimensionals, sewing machine, sponge

I hope you have a wonderful day and fabulous weekend!


Patti J said...

Hi Laurie! What a gorgeous new blog! Love it, and hope to become a follower soon. It looks like there is a subscribe by email button, and the word "Followers" is there, but I can't find a follow button. I'll keep watching! Girl, your projects are fabulous! I love the bracelet - what an ingenious idea! The card is just stunning. Your night scene just took my breath away! Thanks for sharing!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Laurie these are all gorgeous. I like the beautiful colors of the ornaments and fabulous vibrant color on Bethlehem.

Shell said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Laurie. I love that bracelet. Such a wonderful, creative idea. And your other samples are just gorgeous. Great job!!

Barb Gmitro-Best said...

Beautiful as always Laurie! You are an amazing artist!

Cassie said...

Hey Laurie! As always you blow my mind with your amazing creations! That charm bracelet is genius, and I am in love with the blue on your Little Bethlehem card! You're so inspiring :D

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Laurie, how beautiful!!! What a clever idea your bracelet is. I am always in awe of your artistic talent and coloring ability. Your cards are, simply put, stunning.


Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely genius how you made your bracelet Laurie. Wow. Love your coloring. Gorgeous. Bethlehem is beautiful at night. Great color combo.