Today is a big day for me!Clear Dollar Stamps is releasing new digital images today and I’m announced as the newest member of the Digital Design Team at Clear Dollar Stamps! I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to work with a Christian company and the wonderful ladies involved with C.D.S.  They have been so supportive as I figure out the digital stamp world and the in’s/out’s of a design team. Thanks ladies for answering ALL my questions and making me feel part of the team. Okay enough mushy stuff on with the awesome new digital stamps that are RELEASED today, May 16, 2011.

May 2011 Digital Stamp Release - Hydrangea

I chose to showcase the Hydrangea digital set . This is the perfect stamp that can be made for several occasions or just an every day “hello” card. My new friend, Stephanie, inspired this card so I gave to her as a thank you.  Water coloring with markers is still new to me and Stephanie was wonderful with giving me tips and encouragement. She also loves gingham paper so when I saw the purple gingham paper it reminded me of her! Thanks Steph for being a great friend. (Sheesh, back to the mushy stuff!!) The supplies are listed at the end of the post.
There were so many cute designs released today am sure you WILL be seeing me playing with several of them BUT I couldn’t wait and had to play with one more image….Biggest Wishes.

May 2011 Digital Stamp Release - Biggest Wishes

I love that she made this into a digital stamp so that I can re-size it to fit my card. But if you like traditional stamps hurry over to the store because this clear rubber stamp is getting ready to retire and is 50% off. The cake was colored then cut out. I then pop dotted it on the image with the mouse to give it a 3-d look. I love how this turned out even though it took several practice runs to get every element just right!! My inspiration for the design came from a past CIC Challenge #24.
Hydrangea Card:

Stamps/Images: Hydrangea
Cardstock/Papers: Bazzill, Nikki Sivils – “Blueberry Border Strips”, Dream Street Papers – “Simply Stated Dear Diary”, watercolor paper
Inks/Markers: Tombow Green 177 & 098, Purple 636
Accents/Tools: Heidi Swapp paper distresser, ribbon, pop dots, stickles
Techniques: Water coloring with markers

Biggest Wishes Card:

Stamps/Images: BiggestWishesDigi
Carstock/Papers: Bazzill, Jillibean soup ” yellow sugar”
Inks/Markers: Tombow (blue 443, black N15, brown 899, yellow 055, pink 725)
Accents/Tools: embossing stencil (Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl), Designer Dies (CDS Designer Label), brads, Martha Stewart punch
Techniques: Water coloring with markers, embossing