Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is one of the new Nov. 1st releases from Clear Dollar Stamps. This little Tom Turkey is just so thankful that you're having ham for Thanksgiving this year. I made this card for the CDS challenge to use glossy cardstock. Now, I have to admit that I have had glossy cardstock for over a year now and it was unopened before this challenge. So, I did a little looking over at splitcoast and decided to try the Faux Linen technique. It was a lot of fun and I liked the outcome - I even used it on another card featuring another Nov. 1st sneak peek, so you'll have to come back and look for that one.

I stamped the turkey on glossy cardstock, colored it with copics, sanded it down (after it dried), added some color with sponges and sanded again. So simple and it gives a really cool effect. I cut the turkey image with my circle nesties and matted it on a chocolate chip circle. I then mounted the circles on oval scallops in pumpkin pie and wild wasabi. For the background I used the same Faux Linen technique. I stamped the "Eat more ham" sentiment and various leaves, colored them with copics, sanded, added more mustard with a sponge and sanded again. I did the same background on a strip of more mustard cardstock and added some green ribbon from walmart. The sentiment is done on wild wasabi ovals matted with chocolate chip ovals and says: "Thankful...to get away"! The whole shebang is mounted on layers of chocolate chip and wild wasabi with a card base of pumpkin pie.

I hope you like the card - the stamps are SO cute! They would make fabulous placecards - even if you do plan to have turkey! Be sure to keep checking back for more great stamps from CDS!

This is for CC190 - Pixie Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. Mrs. Claus is sick to death of red and green, so she's decide to adopt this bright color combo for Christmas this year. You all know how much I love the Sometimes you're the bug set, right? Well, now Clear Dollar Stamps has an accessory set to go with it called In the Bug. It has cute little people, animals and accessories to go in the bug. I also added a stylin' hat on Mrs. Claus from the Just Nutty set. The bug is mounted on layers of white embossed with the cuttlebug in the snowflake folder, kiwi kiss & tangerine tango with pixie pink and all tied up with a cute little bow!

9 comments:

ScrappinGalz said...

I just love the non traditional christmas card with the VW. Its adorable nice job girl!

Laurie tx stamper said...

How cute to fill the bug stamp with presents! Love the license plate. Like the turkey card and all the fall details!

Lorraine said...

love your cards. the turkey card is so funny. love the technique you used on the glossy white. thanks for sharing

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome cards! The turkey is so cute and the bug rocks!

Jackie said...

They are wonderful...I really love your turkey card...too cute!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are adorable, Nancy...I just love the stamps!!! The bug is sooo cute in pink and I love that poor running tom Turkey!!!

Katie Renz said...

I love that Turkey stamp - so cute, funny and true (if I were a Turkey). Great cards!

LLB said...

Nancy, what cute cards for the CDS sneak peek! The bug with presents is supercute and I love that plaid ribbon! Gorgeous! The "Eat More Ham" is too funny and so adorable. Love both cards!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Cute, cute, cute Nancy!!!! Every card is simply adorable!!!! I do love those turkey cards!!

Linda