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Sunday, February 28, 2010

February Ends Already?

Isn't it crazy that February is so close to being over already?  Today is the last day of both February and the sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps.  Tomorrow will be March 1st and all the new stamp designs will be available in the store for purchase.

I had two different sets to stamps to create with for today.  The first one is called "Scenic Trees".  "Scenic Trees" is a mix of both silhouetted trees and sentiments.  I wound up making a very simple but colorful card right off the bat with it.  The background was done with three different colors of Copic markers and applied with the Copic portable air brush system.  I used actual sand for the beach and then colored over it with a black Copic marker.  I really love this card.  It simplicity makes it standout and is very clean which is not my usual MO.  I need to try making more in this style.

Next is the March Stamp of the Month "Terrific Little Tree".  You really need to see the actual stamp sheet for this set.  It's so cute and fun with lots of accessory options.  Today I am showing you both cards that I put together with this clever set.  The Autumn style card has the leaves popped up and is more dimensional than the picture captures.  With the second "Terrific Little Tree" card I made it more Spring like and freestyled.  Going freestyle is oh so fun.  What I mean by freestyle is doodling.  Yep, I actually doodled on the card and I loved it!  :-)

Don't forget to stop on over at Clearly iStamp and the rest of the design team blogs for further inspiration.

Laurie * Kim * Angela * Tori * Linda B * Linda A * Katie

Okay, I guess that's it for now.  I hope you had a great time with sneak preview time and that I have inspired you to get out and stamp. Big SMILES!

Thank you for visiting me and I look forward reading your comments.  Have a very blessed Sunday ladies and everyone!


Beach Scene
CS/PAPERS: Blank Cream Notecard & White CTMH Cardstock
INK: Palette Ink Noir Black
MARKERS: Copic Markers B05, B63, B21
ACCENT/TOOLS: Nestability Rectangle Scallop, Crafters Sand, Copic Air Brush Starting Set ABS-2

Always Here for You Tree
CDS STAMPS USED: Terrific Little Tree - March 2010 SOM

CS/PAPERS: Craft CS, My Mind's Eye Designer Paper, CTMH Black CS
INK: Palette Ink Noir Black & Burnt Umber, VersaMagic Mango Madness & Thatched Straw
MARKERS: Copic E49, E08, E31, E33, E37, E57, E71, C3, G94, G99, MultiLiners Black & Alvin TechLiner 03 
PENCILS: Prismacolor 909, 916, 921, 945, 991
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Nestabilities Scalloped Oval, Oval, Curved Rectangle, Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint Black, We Are Memory Makers Hardware, Black Brad, Misc Ribbon, Flower Soft Christmas Green 
COLORING: A mix of both Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils.  Marker first then pencils.

Scenic Spring Tree
CS/PAPERS: SU! Olive CS, Miscellaneous Scrap CS, Retired Vintage Holiday by The Angel Company
INK: Palette Ink Green & Burnt Umber
ACCENT/TOOLS: Nestabilaties Square Die, Flower Soft Ivory, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Miscellaneous Ribbons
SPECIAL NOTES:  The Flower Soft was perfect for mimicking Springtime buds on the tree silhouette.

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Cassie said...

Nancy, I love, love, LOVE your Scenic Trees! Did I mention that I LOVE it?! I think I MUST have that set after seeing what you did with it. . .ahhhh a tropical island.

Your Terrific Little Trees are so fabulous and beautiful too ;D

Laurie tx stamper said...

WOw, the simplicity of the palm trees is striking! Love the shabby style on that tree one with all the popped up leaves, too sweet!

Gloria said...

Love the tropical scene you created with those fab trees. And the fact that you used ACTUAL sand should earn you some kind of bonus points! lol

Both your cards are awesome!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

All three of these cards are so pretty. I especially love the tree stamp--I love how dimensional you've created it to be...beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! I like how you lace and ribbons on your second tree. The warm colors and leaves on the first one look fabulous. Great sneaks.

Alex said...

WOW! Nancy, three gorgeous cards, girl!! Love all the pretty details, the lace, ribbon, and colors are all fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joan Ervin said...

Super AWESOME sneaks, Nancy!!!! I LOVE the first card with the palm tree...sooo cool looking and both tree cards are absolutely beautiful!!!!

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