Friday, August 28, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - The Grind

YUMMO!!!! Loving "The Grind" a new release from Clear Dollar Stamps available September 1st. I've always been a fan of Mercy Kerin and my first card uses a sketch from last week. As soon as I saw the sketch, I was inspired!!! As you know, I tend to watercolor all my images - well on this one I tried an old favorite of mine - paper piecing. I love having re-useable mugs that have a bit of style to them and of course this one is no exception. Each month, the DT are issued a color challenge and for this month, it was to use Brown and Green on a card. Think I've accomplished it on this card.

ALL CDSTAMPS STAMP SETS USED: The Grind
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Certainly Celery, Gina K Luxury White, Chocolate Chip, Man About Town Upsy Daisy DP
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Labels 4 Nestabilities, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Buttons, Linen Thread, MS Punch, Stamping Dimensionals
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Paper Piecing


Isn't this gift card holder just too cute??? My brother loved it as soon as he saw it and tried stealing it!!! He's trying to convince me to reproduce a bunch for co-workers and friends. I haven't given in yet (shhhhh.... don't tell him how easy these are to make). I adapted the design from a tutorial that craftycaro had on her blog, Carolina's Creative Pad. It is in the shape of a present but I thought how perfect- it looks like a coffee mug! To make the handle, I used two circle nestabilities and placed then on my paper in such a way that it would create what resembles the handle. I've used Basic Grey magnets to keep the gift card holder closed. Hope you like it!!! I'll keep you posted to let you know if my brother has convinced me to make more.

ALL CDSTAMPS STAMP SETS USED: The Grind

CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Chocolate Chip, Man About Town Upsy Daisy DP, Watercolor paper

INK: Versafine Onyx BlackMARKERS: Tombow Markers

ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Nestabilities, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Basic Grey Magnets, Cuttlebug Tags, Linen Thread

COLORING MEDIUM: Tombow Markers and Aquapainter

Other DT members showing this set include:

Candy Fosta

Cassie Trask

Katie Renz

Laurie Wilson

Sarah Taylor

Tricia Traxler

Trudy Sjolander


6 comments:

Katie Renz said...

Love 'em both Angela!

Cassie said...

These are wonderful, Angela ;D

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are great cards. I especially like how you put the cup popped up on the first one and your shaped cup is very cool and creative!

True :) said...

Love your sneaks Angela!
You are a very creative chick!
Glad to be on the team with you!
Hugs!
True : )

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Angela. I love your cards. You are one of the lucky ones to have found the MS loop punch. My Michaels did not get it in and it was sold out at the other two I went to darn! I am giving you a Kreativ Blogger award. If you want it just go to my blog. I love your coloring.

Mercy said...

angela...these are gorgeous! you are so stinkin clever, girl! love these colors, and i might just have to break down and get that set, too! LOL!

thanks for playing along with my sketch, and i hope to see you again this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy