Happy Tuesday everyone!
Today's card is my first card made as Clear Dollar Stamp's Guest Designer for May. My stamps came yesterday and I was so excited to get started!
This card features one of the newly released sets called "Words of Gratitude". It's a fabulous 10 piece set that is very versatile and is made such that you can mix and match sentiments... such as I did here. It would also be great for outside/ inside sentiments. I actually used three different stamps for this card. You can see all the new releases plus a wonderful selection of other goodies from Nestabilities to Flower Soft, brads, etc. at the CDS store here
Here is my recipe:
All Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - "Words of Gratitude"
Card Stock and Paper: SU! Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Studio D Designer Paper - "The First Blush" pack
Ink: Cranberry Crisp
Accessories and Ebellishments: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Cuttlebug Corner Die Cut, Nestabilities Label 3, SU! Ribbon, Distressing Tool - Making Memories, Tombow Glue Pen
I used the Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch 85 for my layout. I thought is was a great way to make the focal point my wonderful sentiment! I cut and laid out my dp pieces on a base of long retired Cranberry Crisp, punched the True Thyme edge with my Martha Stewart edge punch, stamped my sentiments on one of the designer papers, and used my Cuttlebug to cut out the CB corner die cuts. The "Thank You" is stamped on a Nesties Label #3 but as you've probably noticed, the label Nesties don't nest closely like the more classic shapes do such as ovals, circles, squares and rectangles. So to get a close matting I cut the label out, then traced around the outside of the die cut onto my Cranberry Crisp and cut that out by hand. I then distressed the edges of the sentiment panels and mounted everything. The "Thank You" panel is on dimensionals to make it pop a bit.
It is very dark here today... raining buckets right now so I'm sorry if the photo is a bit dark. I loved working with this set! I love how crisply the Clear Dollar Stamps stamp right out of the package! This is a simple card but I love how it came out... it has a vintage feel that I love. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and looking at my card today!
Have a blessed day!