Thursday, July 3, 2008

Makin' Friends with Some Really Cute Critters!
The "Cute Critters" collection was released by Clear Dollar Stamps just this June, but I wouldn't be surprised if it has already become one of their best-selling sets...what an adorable bunch of characters, and with so many messages to pair them up with (I'm particular-ly fond of the message fonts). If you haven't seen these little guys yet, be sure to visit the webstore and hunt them down!

For this card I used four different patterns of Daisy Bucket "Sweet Marabella" dp on a Bazzill base. I wish I could tell you who made the orange grosgrain...it's so big & juicy (and since I bought a yard of EVERY COLOR during my most recent trek to the scrapbook store, I'd sure like to provide manufacturer credit!). But let's move on...

I stamped Snapper (say THAT 3 times fast!) in Jet Black Staz-On ink on a watercolor paper panel, then shaded him with my Stampin' Up watercolor crayons and sponged the panel edges with Ranger Antique Linen Distress ink (same inks used for the sentiment piece). I backed the top of the turtle panel with a strip of dp and a tier of ovals cut from another of the dp patterns. Wrapped the panel with a long length of Crate Paper ribbon (from the "Crush" collection), poked the paper-piercer in a criss-cross pattern just below, then finished the panel off with a Dew Drop in each corner. For dimension, I attached Snapper to the card with foam adhesive (I buy this stuff by the truckload...it's Scotch brand), then plopped on the sentiment, which was cut with -and matted on- Nestabilities ovals.

Ok...off to work on samples for Clear Dollar's August releases, which I can show you come month's end. And with any luck, I'll have time for a few miscellany creations that I can post in the meantime! So I'll see you soon...

12 comments:

Jane said...

Adorable! This is my absolute favorite set that I own from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is so easy to make a quick card with the images and the coordinated sayings.

Jane

Paper in the Works! said...

I love this set - I just bought it and I can't wait to play with it! Cute card too :)

Kim

Vickilyn said...

He's adorable!! I love Snapper!

Vicki

My Paper Adventures said...

Your color combinations are always so gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

I just came across these Clear Dollar Stamps---so cute. Oh, another one to put on my wish list!! They have some really adorable images, great bargains!
LeAnne

Diane said...

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Sue Daly said...

Very cool cards!!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to see the upcoming new releases that you make!!!

:-)

Monique H said...

I want it, I want it, I want it! Your card is absolutely adorable and now I want that set!

Maria Gurnsey said...

this turtle is so cute. I love the colors!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love all your cards--I have heard of these stamps before but sadly do not own any. I really like that horse, as my daughter is big on riding horses when she's not doing ballet! I'm off to see about buying some, so thanks for enabling-lol! Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Suzanne

Linsey said...

OH, how very cute! I love how you adorned the ribbon and your perfectly coordinated dp's and colors! Wonderful card and I agree, this is one of my favorite sets with the most adorable set of sentiments! Hugs!