Saturday, September 15, 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps Digi September Release ~

Good morning!  So glad to see you! 

I have some special news to share.  For the next few months (4 to be exact)  I will be working with and sharing some new items.  I have joined the Clear Dollar Stamps Digital Crew! 

What is a digital?  I'm trying my hand at working with digital stamps, or those you print right off of your PC and create with.  You can manipulate sizes and colors...  They are so versatile!  And that makes your creative possibilities endless!  So to celebrate the occasion, I have a few projects to share using a couple of new September releases.  Be sure to check out the CDS Blog and Clear Dollar Stamps website to find details on how to purchase plus a fabulous tutorial on working with Digis...  I look forward to sharing more wonderful digi stamps of faith from Clear Dollar...  So let's dive in...

For my first card I selected Lori McCroskey's Leaves set...

Isn't it darling!  I printed the digital background with the lovely inspirational message and cut/embossed it with a Spellbinders die.  I added a bit of dark brown card stock cut with the coordinating Petite Scalloped die.  The maple leaf (also a digi from this set) was altered to give it a warm orange color and hand cut before placing it on top with dimensional foam.  The DP layer was lightly distressed on all edges and inked for depth.  I just love this image!  So simple and so very elegant!
Now for another peek...  This one uses Austin Owen's Garden set.

This one is so yummy!  I can't get enough of inspirational quotes and C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors.  So this set immediately grabbed my eye and my heart!  The base is 6 x 6 inches and is double matted.  The houndstooth pattern actually came from a Halloween paper pad.  I really like the menwear feel of it...  I printed the sentiment and flower border on white card stock and trimmed.  I added a bit of bling with a dash of Stickles glitter glue on the three blossoms and a silver flat backed adhesive pearl on each.  So easy! 
Be sure to check out the other fabulous projects my DT sisters have to share!  There is so much to share!  Thanks for stopping by! 
Clear Dollar Stamps Digi Team

Jerusha Borden - Digi Design Team Coordinator

Barb Gmitro Best  ***  Candy Fosta  ***
Cassie Trask  ***  Kathy Dunnegan  ***  Laurie Wilson  ***  Linda Anderson  ***  Lisa Lara  ***  Sarah Taylor  ***  Vicki O'Dell  ***  Jen Young  ***  Angela Pruisman   ***  Sarah Nelson  ***  Dana Colburne  ***  and Lori Ulrich (me)
Card 1
Stamps - Leaves (Black & White) by Lisa McCroskey for Clear Dollar Stamps
Papers - Bazzill; Simple Stories - Harvest Lane
Inks - Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap
Tools - Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large & Standard Circles Large; Tonic Distressing Tool; Cutterbee Scissors; Dimensional Foam
Card 2
Stamps - Garden by Austin Owens for Clear Dollar Stamps
Papers - Bazzill; Neenah Solar Crest; Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor
Tools - Stickles by Ranger - Star Dust; Flat Back Silver Adhesive Pearls by Mark Richards


WAW45 - Word Art Wednesday
Twist of Faith Card Challenges #2 - Comfort


Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Lori! I just know that you will do a wonderful job for Clear Dollar Stamps. They are blessed to have you...for sure! Your card is wonderful.
I remember when the first C.S. Lewis movie, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, was first released. The "world"/media tried saying that C.S. Lewis was NOT a Christian, and that the movie did NOT have a Christian meaning behind it. They were so sadly mistaken! The parallels to the Gospel are SO clear in his books. This is a wonderful quote from a great man of God.
Enjoy your time designing for Clear Dollar, and thank you SO MUCH for sharing your lovely art with us at Word Art Wednesday. We are also SO BLESSED to have you join us.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Rosemary said...

congrats on your new dt spot, lori!! very well deserved and i know you will be making loads of beautiful projects. both cards are wonderful!!

grandmabonnie said...

Lori, both cards are wonderful..i love the thought you put into each one! Thanks for joining us at Twist of Faith!

Helen Dooley said...

Both card are beautiful, I think I like the leaf one best. Thanks so much for playing along on Twist of Faith.

ellyscard creatief said...

Ik zag je kaart bij Word Art Wednesday en ik vind hem prachtig.
Gr Elly

Jenée said...

Congratulations on your assignement with Clear Dollar Stamps. Both of your cards are just lovely and are a comfort and joy to behold. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. Hope to see you again. Blessings.

Anne-Marie said...

You surely have a talent for creating beautiful cards....these are truly gorgeous...can't choose between them, although I have a very soft spot for C.S.Lewis...hahaa! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Twist of Faith, and good luck!

Pauline said...

A beautiful creation indeed. I love the sentiment used ... from one of my favourite passages... thanks for sharing again at Twist of Faith!
hugs and blessings,

Tam said...

great cards!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Both of these cards are just lovely. well balanced and pretty :)

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