Monday, March 2, 2009

My New Favorite from Clear Dollar Stamps - Kitchen Clutter
I just LOVE this brand new set from Clear Dollar Stamps, "Kitchen Clutter"! And not just because I love all things home-y (food, furniture, even appliances, of which there is one included with this set), but particularly because that sugar/creamer set you see on my card here is a dead-on replica of that made by Fiestaware! Don't even get me started on my Fiesta collection...it's waaaay over the top (just ask my DH!). In fact, rather than ramble on as I normally do when I'm excited about something, I'll post a photo for ya (and then ramble only a little!). But let's discuss the card details first...

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink "Berry Sorbet", "Sweet Blush", "Ocean Tides", "Aqua Mist" & "Stampers Select White"
DP: Kaisercraft "Waterberry" collection
Ink: Staz-On "Timber Brown"
Markers: Copics
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Squares & Scallop Squares
Brads: Kaisercraft "Waterberry"

To make the "Tea" label on the canister, I stamped the canister a second time on one of the dp's, cut out only the label portion and adhered it over its corresponding spot on the original canister. And to add dimension to the jar, I applied a layer of Crystal Effects on everything but the label. Oh, and to give the whole card a bit more depth (& to get everything to fit!), I popped up that center square with foam adhesive tape. And one last note, this card is based on SCS217 (last week's sketch challenge).

Please check out my fellow dt members' designs using this super-cute set and visit the Clear Dollar webstore today to get going on your own homemade and home-y cards! And now for the Fiesta photo:

See? Isn't that the coolest, how closely it matches the stamp?! Hey, it's fun to get excited about the little things (though now that I look at it, I should have colored my teapot pink and the cream/sugar image turquoise...oh well)! Anyhow, if you're a Fiesta fanatic like me, you know it's all about the COLORS, and boy have they had TONS over the years. Now I don't collect the vintage stuff...it's so costly that I couldn't bear to let my children handle it (and besides, it would take too big a chunk of my papercrafting money!!!). All my pieces are considered Contemporary Fiesta (post-1986) and still I have at least a dozen...every year they intro a new shade and my gf and I have such fun trying to guess what color might be next. And we are soooooooooo lucky because the factory where Fiesta is made is just about an hour down the road from us...we head down that way (Newell, WV) several times a year to buy the latest color and add to our collection by shopping in the "seconds" room (reminder to self: wear old clothes and take a dust rag!).

So a little extra yadda-yadda to go along with my card post today! But when I saw this sugar/creamer stamp image I almost peed my pants and couldn't get my hands on it fast enough...just another "sign" that I'm meant to be working with Clear Dollar Stamps - fun and easy-to-work-with images that are right up my alley (or housewares aisle, if you will...wink!). Thanks for stopping by and please visit again later in the week for more Clear Dollar cards.

4 comments:

Katie Renz said...

LOL - I love my Fiesta Ware too! Are the eclectic collector or monochromatic? I haven't added to my collection in a long while 'cuz I just don't have the room :(

Monique H said...

OMG ... that is way to funny! What a perfect match, really! and your card is so darn cute!

Jeannie said...

Very, very adorable card!
I've always liked Fiesta Ware and that set is to die for!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable card, Erin....I love the sweet little images and your beautiful coloring!!! I'm sorry to say that I don't have any Fiesta Ware but I love the stuff!!!