Thursday, April 30, 2009

CDS Sneak Peeks Day 4

Today is the last day of Sneak Peeks for CDS!  Tomorrow all of the last 4 days of sneaks will be available for purchase along with a bunch more new goodies at Clear Dollar Stamps.  Today I get to show you 2 more new stamps sets.  I'm not sure why I was so drawn to these stamps sets, but I loved them as soon as I saw them.  Maybe it is there gorgeous design or all the possibilities to create with them.  Regardless, I do love them.  I have a few sailors in my family, so there are endless possibilities for these sets in my house ;D

These first two cards were made with the set called Smooth Sailing.  I watercolored this first one and had a lot of fun doing it.  I've been working with my Copics so much lately, that I just hadn't even touched my watercolor paper in a while.  It felt good to do it again.  My little charm is actually a poly shrink charm.  Again, my polyshrink isn't something I've touched in a while.  Once I started I kind of didn't want to stop ;D
Stamps:  Smooth Sailing
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Stazon Jet Black
Paper:  watercolor paper, Kraft, Not Quite Navy DSP
Accessories:  aqua painter, polyshrink, heat tool, brown colored pencil, Ribbon Tags Trio Nestabilities, jute

Both of these cards were made from color challenges given to us by the DT Leader, Laurie.  The first was blues and neutrals, and this next one was pink and purple.  When I saw that color challenge, I knew I wanted to create a sunset scene.  Once again, I pulled out something that hasn't seen the light of day in a while. . .my brayer.  I'm pretty sure she missed me ;}  I stamped the sailboat on the glossy cardstock first and then masked it in order to brayer the background.  I forgot just how much fun the brayer can be.
Stamps:  Smooth Sailing
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Regal Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Glossy White, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories:  braer, plum ribbon, Clear Daisy Dew Drops, circle punches

This next set is called Lost at Sea, and I think it is so super cute!  It made me think of little boys' birthday parties, treasure maps, and even elegant cards.  This first sample of this awesome set is a spinner card.  I kept thinking that if a person were lost at sea a compass may not help them.  Of course if a compass isn't helping you, you probably shouldn't be out sailing {lol}.  Regardless, this was so fun to make because I had never made one before, and it ACTUALLY works!  I love it when that happens ;)
Stamps:  Lost at Sea
Ink:  Basic Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Pacific Point, Ivory Parchment
Accessories:  D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, taupe ribbon, slit punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Close to Cocoa marker, 2 pennies, circle cutters

I told you this set reminded me of treasure maps, so I tried to create a map with this next sample.  I cut and sponged the edges, and also created my own DP for the background.  That was another challenge issued to us. . .create your own DP.  
Stamps:  Lost at Sea
Ink:  Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Ivory Parchment, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Accessories:  sponge, mini black brads, white gel pen, black jute
Copics:  G05, B24, E37

This last sample is kind of a bonus.  This set also makes me think of travel, obviously.  With that in mind, I wanted to create a luggage tag.  This was fun to make too!  It was made with a chipboard tag, and after I was finished coloring it and putting it together, I put Matte finish Modge Podge over the top with a sponge.  This would ensure that the window punch won't come off, and I like how it all turned out!
Stamps:  Lost at Sea
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  chipboard tag, jute, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Ballet Blue, Green Galore, & Close to Cocoa markers, Stardust Gelly roll pen, white gel pen, modge podge & sponge, window punch

These talented DT Members are also showing off what they made with these sets.

All these sets can be purchased tomorrow at Clear Dollar Stamps.  So go check out all the other talented DT members creations, and then have fun shopping tomorrow!


  1. I really like these cards. Everything about them. The colors & the theme.

  2. These are awesome cards! I struggle with masculine ones, but these are just perfect!

  3. Seriously, OMGosh!!! These are totally awesome, Cassie! Every single one of them--totally and completely awesome! I love how you achieved such different looks with that amazing boat image! The watercolored one is so great, as is the pink sky one-I love how you made the water all dark, very cool!Those map cards and tag are rockin too! Wow, you are good, girlie!! tfs it all--now I have to get this set, lol! :)

  4. I really like the "Stay the course" one. That is just super-duper and so professional lookin'!

  5. Hi Cassie! These are so, so, so, A-DORABLE! I love the brayerd sunset card, and my fav is the red background treasure map card, and that spinner card is awesome, too! Oh! And that luggage tag! Now how creative is that! Too cute!


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