Monday, April 16, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 2

Day 2 of the April Release of new rubber stamps is here.  The Sneak Peeks started yesterday.  If you didn't get a chance to see all the design team's projects you can slip off your shoes and relax with lots of inspiration.  The peeks will continue until Thursday, April 19th at 9pm CST.  Cornish Heritage Farms has 17 new background stamps, 3 Artist Trading Card sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin stamps and 3 Rummage Bin sets that will be released.  So come join the fun as we take you on a journey to discover what's good at CHF.


I have the most exciting stamp set to show off today.  It's one of the 3 new ATC stamps!  It's called "Bicycle Life".  The images are of vintage bicycles and old product tins.  Here's a photo of the complete set.



I'm going to show you the inside of my card first.  It showcases the ATC that's included in the stamp set.  ATC's are very popular among craft enthusiasiasts.  They are miniature works of art about the size of baseball cards that fit into standard card collector pockets or sheets.  There are entire magazines and websites devoted entirely to the trading passion.



Now here's what I did.  I made the ATC to be sent with a regular card.  I matted the ATC but affixed it with removable adhesive so that my trading buddy can save it.  It's important that these cards are personalized so I wrote my name and city on the back.



The front of the card uses one of the stamps from the same set.  I inked the edges of all the papers with distress ink to keep that vintage look going.  Did you notice the printed green paper has circles that remind me of bicycle spokes.  Pretty clever, huh?



Don't forget to check out all the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!  New Release Stamps will be available in the Cornish Heritage Farms Store on Thursday, April 19th at 9pm CST.  That is also the time for our blog hop where 2 cards from each designer will be featured along with prizes and a special discount offer.  Several of the digital stamps are already available.  See you tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. Great projects. I almost picked this set, those bicycles really caught my eye. Love 'em.

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  2. What a great idea to make the ATC cards part of a larger greeting card, well done.

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  3. Love your cards, Vicki! I'm so into all things vintage right now, so this set is tempting. Very clever way to incorporate the trading card too. Both cards are great.

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  4. This set is so vintage! I love the cards you made....especially that bicycle!

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  5. Love how you incorporated ATC's into cards. Great cards with a Vintage flair!

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  6. Beautiful card. Loved the ATC.

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  7. I love your focus on the ATC image for your card front! Such a clever way to send for trading!

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  8. I really like how you used these stamps! Colors are gorgeous!

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  9. Oh, this is great!! LOVE your card, and what a clever way to do the ATC. Love the bicycle image too... I almost chose that set too! :)

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