Saturday, November 29, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek

I am really excited to show you the projects I made for the Clear Dollar Stamps December 1 new release stamps. The new sets I used are called Snow Diamonds Wheel and Snowflakes Tags and they both will be available for purchase on December 1.

The Snow Diamonds Wheel is a clear acrylic stamp that can be used on a wheel or flat on an acrylic block. The matching tag set has everything you will need to make you Christmas tags.

The Design Team challenge this month was to make a gift ensemble and a card to go with it. The card was made with the Snow Diamonds wheel stamped with Bashful Blue onto Bashful Blue paper. The snowflakes were cutout with Nestabilities, decorated with red rhinestones and a punched snowflake for the center circle. This was so simple to do yet it looks very involved! The sentiment was stamped with one of the sentiments from the Snowflake Tags set, punched out with the word window punch, and attached under the fabric snowflake with a glue dot.

The ensemble consists of a candle, stack of 3 tins, nugget tin, small gift box, and a large round tin with a paper band.
Candle: I stamped a piece of Real Red cardstock with Versamark, used the snowflake stamp from the Snowflake Tags set, and embossed with white ep. It was then wrapped around the candle along with a piece of Basic Grey's Dasher dp and secured with glue dots. Twine was then wrapped around the candle and several pieces of crimped red paper strips were added to the bow.
Stack of 3 tins: Basic Grey's Dasher paper was cut to fit around the base of each tin, stamped with the snowflake from the tag set, and secured with glue dots. Showflakes were then stamped on white cs with Bashful Blue, cutout with round punches, layered with Real Red cs, attached to the front of the tin and glammed up with the red rhinestones and the red gingham ribbon.
Red Snowflake box: This was embossed like the snowflakes on the candle and tied with the gingham ribbon.
Large round tin and the Nugget box: The round snowflake layers were finished the same as the card using the same papers, punches, Nesties, and rhinestones.
The tag was made by stamping on the metal edged tag using the Snowflake Tags set. A hole was punched at the top and silver cording was used to hang it from the bow.
I really had fun making this I just have to figure out who to give it to!!!
Thanks for looking today....hope you have a wonderful day!!!
Recipe: Stamps: Snow Diamonds and Snowflake Tags
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Grey's Dasher
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Rhinestones, Round Punches, Word Window Punch, Scalloped Punches, Metal Gift Tag, Ribbon, Corner Punch, Nestabilities, White ep, Snowflake Punch, Fabric Punch, Tins, Silver Cording, Candle, Crimper, Twine


Laurie tx stamper said...

What a lovely and very cheerful gift set! The colors are so lively! Really like the big ghost snowflake on the card and the wrapped candle, and that white basket is just perfect!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What an amazing gift package creation!! Such a beautiful card too!! (I have so much to catch up on, but I just wanted to let you know that you won my blog candy give away!! Please email me your snail mail please!!)

Katie Renz said...

What a great ensemble. I love the red and white - its so clean and crisp looking. I really love that white box too.

Joanne Travis said...

What a fantabulous gift basket!! I love everything in it, you are SO talented and creative, Joan. Definitely an inspiration to us :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This gift basket is fabulous!! Every item is magnificent and together they're phenomenal!! WOW!!

I'm also so sorry about your DDIL's loss. It's awesome that you're able to help her though. I'm sure she appreciated you very much!!

One4Joy said...

so gorgeous, Joan....the colors fly off the page they are so beautiful. I will keep your DDIL and her family in my prayers. Hugs,

Tori Wild said...

This gift set is just fantastic-- I love the bright colors and all of the accents on there. Just adorable!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a beautiful and cheerful set--love the gingham you used with it too!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow!! What an amazing gift basket!! Gorgeous!
hugs, Jami

Stamp and Smile said...

All these goodies are gorgeous!!! Fun color theme and the basket nests then all together nicely... smiles... Thanks for sharing! :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Joan, there you go again, wowing me with your talent!!!!!!! Love the colors, but then it is Basic Grey after all!!!!!! And having it all arranged in your basket makes for a wonderful presentation anyone would simply love to receive. Thanks for the inspiration!