Thursday

Day two of sneak Peeks and Today is Patchpal's & Messages

Good morning again, I'm back for day two of sneak peeks and get to show you some samples of a new series I have being released June 1st called Patchpal's and Patchpal Messages. I'm showing you the cards I did with the elephant and the giraffe. I used words from the Patchpal Messages stamp on both of my cards. Of course these sets are great for children and babies, but I think they are really for children of all ages. The other DT members have mostly (but not all!) done some really really adorable baby and children's cards out of these so I tried to take a different approach and used some of the sentiments that were more age neutral.
( Does that even make sense?) You get lot's of opportunity to play with color and pattern with these stamps and I love that! They were inspired by the toys I'm constantly tripping over as I walk through my house! ;) It seems like most of the toys these days have slightly larger heads so that has kinda rubbed off on me and my drawing style, since this is what I'm surrounded by night and day! It kinda makes things look a little fun and quirky. And I love the old handmade toys done from fabric scraps so out of these inspirations was born the Patchpals! Hope you like them!


I used paper from K&Co. on both of my sample cards today, the one on the giraffe is from a stack called Urban. I really love the colors in this paper pack. I added some texture with a cb folder to the bottom panel and added in some hand drawn and painted leaves which were cut out and have layered flowers punched from some coordinating dp with a SU flower punch. It's really distressed and machine sewn. I wanted it to look kinda earthy and safari like. I've been really into using my tiny Swarovski bling lately with my sentiments to balance out the words and add a little bit of sparkle. I did that here and on one of the princess cards I posted for sneak peeks yesterday.


The paper I used on the elephant card is so fun and perfect I though for the stamp so I was really excited about that. It is from a stack called Laundry Line, and it is so sparkly, LOVE it! I matched the dots and stripes on the elephant to the dots and stripes in the dp and added a panel with the swirl folder because if you have dot's, spot's and stripe's the only thing your missing is the swirls right? I also added some stickles on the background of the elephant to match the glittery dp. I used metallic thread too. In person it is SPARKLY! I added dew drops and a curved banner to balance out the layout. A lot of you may already know this fun fact but it is new to me and I was thrilled by it. THRILLED like a kid learning to blow a bubble for the first time! I know, I'm a dork my 13 year old will back me up on this but here is the thing. The words happy and birthday are actually straight but being flexible CLEAR stamps you can shape them and they will stick to the block that way. I found this out experimenting. Endless possibilities! I also added stickles and a tiny scrap of gingham ribbon to the banner and the finishing touches were done!
That's all for today folks! I'll be back in a couple of days to post some BLOG CANDY for this month so stay tuned! I'll be giving away some stamps from my new releases, you'll just have to wait to see which one's ! ;) With lots of other goodies. I also have a Lamb, Puppy and Piggy being previewed today by some of the other DT member's, all marvelous, fun and colorful! Every time I see our new releases in full color I think we have got one rockin DT! Here are the others previewing these stamps today: Cassie, Linda, Sarah, Laurie, Katie, Tori, Candy (on Lori's blog) and Stacy. Their links are in the sidebar under CDS DT. Some other stamps you can catch a peek of today are Peony and Card Directions so have fun hopping around. Thanks for stopping in here today!

16 comments:

Cassie said...

Wow, Shawne, your designs are so amazing! I really like the colors you chose for your previews. Your stamps are wonderful and so fun to play with ;D

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

I'm just speechless! That little giraffe is just so cute and the elephant is darling!

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable cards Shawne. And adorable stamps you created. Wow. I just love your coloring. I love the bent sentiment. That is very clever. Great idea.

Linda Borneman said...

Shawne, your Patchpals samples are so, so cute! The giraffe has definitely got a Safari flavor goin' on -- love all the yummy dp on it and I love, love your coloring on the elephant! Great shadowing, etc. and it all matches your dp beauifully! Cute stuff!

Codi Jo said...

These are cute images. and your cards are perfect. Great papers. Love the doggie I saw on another (Cassies) blog.

Shannon said...

I love these as well Shawne. You never cease to amaze me with your talents:)

Laurie tx stamper said...

Totally stinking precious! Perfect in every way, and such wonderful eye candy!

Lisa Lara said...

Just soooooooo cute Shawne. Fantastic illustrations Shawne.

Nikki said...

Awe these are so cute love the little patches

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Stunning, I hope your new stamp releases to well, they are so cute.

Sonya said...

These little guys are too stinkin' cute!!! I saw them all over at CDS and I absolutely love all of them. I'm sure you'll have huge success with them. Keep up the good work, you talented girl!

Candy F. said...

Awesome cards!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are just gorgeous and the images are just stunning. I just went over to the store to see about purchasing these stamps and some of your mice stamps. Is there any way i can get them here in the UK? hugs Linda

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Laurie said...

Shawne, this is too much fun! I love your designs....not good for my pocketbook, I'm afraid. :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are both so fun!! great job!!

Carol said...

Shawne-I just adore this elephant stamp and the design of your card is just precious. I could think of so many ways to use this stamp. So cute and you are so talented. Keep up the great work!