Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Farm Critters Sneak Peak

Good morning, I'm excited to share today's sneak peak with you! This Clear Dollar Stamps set is called Farm Critters and I also used their new Farm Sounds Wheel stamp. My first project is a backpack using Kraft cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black ink and the Farm Sounds Wheel stamp. These are really cool stamps! They fit on a wheel so you can roll them or they fit on a long acrylic block, I prefer the long acrylic block. The design team was challenged to make a charm for one of our projects.
I made my charm using shrink plastic and the cow from the Farm Critters set. I used a Spellbinders Nestabilties Tag die I bought at Clear Dollar Stamps to cut out the Shrink Plastic and stamped the cow with Stazon Jet Black ink. I used my heat tool to shrink the plastic. It was really fun to watch it curl and shrink and flatten out again into a perfect minature! It's been a long time...

My next card is the pig from the Farm Critters set and the Farm Sounds Wheel stamp and that sketch I was obsessing about. It looks like the color challenge too!

This card above was our sketch challenge, I had a lot of fun making this one! I really like the Black and White look. I used that cute cow from the Farm Critters set, a Cuttlebug embossing folder, a Nestabilities Square die set, grossgrain ribbon and a couple of matte brads. Did you notice I used the spots off the cow for the bottom panel on my card? It was nice that this stamp set had those two elements separate so I could.

My last card today is the chicken from the Farm Critters set. I colored this image as well as the pig above with my Copic markers, I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval and scalloped Oval and one of their tag dies on this card. I also used the Farm Sounds Wheel stamp.
I hope you'll stop by Clear Dollar Stamps on January 1st and check out the store, they don't just have great new stamps! There are Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Zutter Bind It All products, yummy ribbons, Basic Gray paper packs, brads, etc.
Did I tell you I got a Copic marker air brush system for Christmas? I was able to play with it last night for a few minutes. It's going to take some practice!
I'm trying to wrap up the loose ends around here, I have unfinished projects and ideas that need to be completed and put away until next year. I've been taking pictures as I go so hopefully I'll be sharing those with you after the first of the year.
For now, I gotta go! My children's dad and grandparents are picking them up around noontime and I need to go get ready for the day. I don't want my former husband or inlaws finding me "crafting" in my pajamas at noon!
Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Hurry hurry the cow is what I want. I wanted it yesterday!!!!! oh hurry please...I already made my cow stationary box.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Jan, what awesome projects!!! Love how you did the farm background and the cow card with the adorable image is gorgeous!!! All your designs are soooo amazing!!

Unknown said...

LOVE ALL YOUR SAMPLES....they are adorable!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

These are pretty cute stamps ... I like a good cow stamp!

Happy New Year Jan, bring 2009 in with some noise!

:) Marcia

Laurie Wilson said...

All these farm cards and projects are just darling! Love how you stamped the cows spots for a background, the Kraft bag is just awesome, the pig card made me grin and the hen card is super cute!

Unknown said...

The way you used the wheel is just fantastic, these are both just fabulous projects!

Jane said...

You have me drooling over this set. Thanks for making me want to spend even more money!


Yani said...

Jan, everything looks terrific. And I really loved the stamped images... they are so cute!