Good morning! I hope you are enjoying the samples so far. The DT ladies are showing Compact Sentiments part 2 - we had such an overwhelming reaction to the original Compact Sentiments set which released in February that we pushed our Part 2 set forward, together with our Compact Family set. All three sets feature this super funky font - just the right mix of casual style.
I'm showing my Compact Family samples today as I was too busy playing with pink elephants yesterday to be ready with my CS Part 2 samples....
Here are the ladies, pop off and see what they've been up to!
My first card this morning is a frilly feminine number for a Niece. I was sent some lovely frilly ribbony stuff from Julee T over at Verve and I just love it! cheers Julee!
I started with my new fave dies - those Romantic Rectangles and made the card base from cream card. I layered on a piece of cream card that I embossed with the floral impressabilities plate and stitched it into place. A little sponging beforehand. I made the heart shaped panel by clear embossing the heart from Nordic Spring and them wiping over with distress ink in Tattered Rose, I love the effect that this gives, see the close up pic for the almost waxy appearance of the wee stitches! Every little tiny stitch is individually rendered so that you get a most realistic texture from the Nordic Spring and Winter stamps. Trimmed it out with the scallop heart die, love that wee embossed edge that you get with Spellbinders.
A wooden button, 3 wee paper roses, and another Spellbinder doodad - a shape from the Persian accents set I believe. I tucked another wee salmon coloured bow in behind the top ofthe heart to help balance the colour and added my simple sentiment panel! I very much like how the style of the sentiments is equally at home on a fussy frilly card like this and on the CAS cards below!
My next card features a Compact Family sentiment paired with an image from Half Pint Heroes - I loved stamping the sentiment in colour to match my rocket!
I made up the sentiment by combining 3 different stamps - there's lots of opportunity for this in Compact Family. I thought the 'bestest' would appeal to my 5 yr old, this is what he says himself! Aside from the main familial words, I tried to fill this set up with lots of smaller words and phrases that would allow for the sentiments to be used again and again in different combinations so that you don't end up stamping the same sentiment on your family cards time after time.
My last sample today is another clean and simple card - this time for a little sister. - I used a face from the new Half Pint Heroines to accent my sentiment and also the top of the wee gift box. I think the strength of the font makes it a perfect choice for simple stamping.
All 3 sets will release tomorrow at 7pm my time and you have until tonight midnight to enter the competition here. I'll be back later today/tomorrow with a wee schedule, until then cheerio!
Hope they tickle!