Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Christian Critters Too

I think that Clear Dollar Stamps has outdone themselves with the releases this month. Christian Critters Too is a fantastic set with Christian related sentiments that co-ordinate with all of the Critter Sets. The sentiments fit for almost any occasion and serve as a great pick me up sentiment on a card. There are so many sentiments - I had a hard time picking which ones I wanted to highlight on my cards.

For my first card, I've used my Cute Critters set for the skunk. Pink, Black and White is one of my favorite color combos so of course I had to use it. I picked up the Black and White Flocked DP at a LSS but boy oh boy - it cost me (almost $3 a sheet) so needless to say I had to make sure what my layout was going to be before I went at it with my paper cutter. I love the look of layers as you can tell - I originally had another DP to go on this card but I love the look of layering the flocked DP over the pink DP. I've used Angel Wings Shimmerz on the White part of the skunk and pink Shimmerz on the flower. I hope you love this card as much as I do.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Christian Critters Too, Cute Critters
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Watercolor Paper, MME DP, Little Yellow Bicycle Damask Flocked DP
INK: Versamark, Basic Black
MARKERS (if any): Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Regal Rose
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Pink Shimmerz, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Ribbon, SU Markers, Aquapainter, Stamping Dimensionals, Nestabilities (Long Rectangles Classic, Long Rectangles Scalloped, Large Oval, Large Scallop Oval, Small Classic Circle, Large Classic Circle, Large Scalloped Circle)

I rarely make Clean and Simple cards but I think the lion from Zoo Critters needed to be just that - clean and simple. I knew that I wanted the sentiment to stand out as much as the lion. I've really enjoyed watercoloring (I'm finally getting better at it) the lion. As you can see, I've used my nestabilities on this card as well and the MS Double Scallop Puch as well.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Christian Critters Too, Zoo Critters
CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Offbeat Collection, Watercolor Paper
INK: Versamark, Basic Black
MARKERS (if any): So Saffron, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard (ALL SU)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear Embossing Powder, SU Markers, Aquapainter, Ribbon, Double Scallop Punch (MS Punch), Nestabilities

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Tricia said...

Angela, these cards are wonderful! I love the new set and you did such a great job showcasing it!

Cassie said...

So super cute! I love this set and how you showcased it ;D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are both fantastic! Oh I love the skunk and your background, just wonderful. The fancy edge on the lion is perfect.

Laurie tx stamper said...

Both of these are so stinkin' DARLING!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Angela! Wow Girl! You are on a fab-cardmaking roll! These are no exception! Love that black and white flocked designer paper card! Works so well with the pink and love all your layers, too. You watercolored lion card is adorable and I really like the clean, crisp and uncluttered look of it, too! Great cards!

Linsey said...

Awww, Angela! Both of your critter cards are darling! I love that skunk, he's so much fun and I adore your blk/wht/pink combo with that fab dp and card design! Your lion card is just so cute! What cute ribbon, paper and awesome coloring, wow!!! You are so inspiring, buddy! TFS your wonderful work today, hugs!

Grace said...

Wow Angela!!! These are adorable! Love the sentiments in this set and love your cards! The skunk card is so fun... combining an elegant color combo with a fun design. The lion card is just perfect... right choice on the CAS layout on that one! He's too cute!