Friday, 10 February 2012

SCRS Preview: Karber Wizard of Oz

Hi everyone and welcome to the second day of our Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps February release previews.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Karber Wizard of Oz set. This is a clear acrylic set with 4 images and 2 sentiments. All new releases will be available to buy from the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store tomorrow!

SCRS Karber Wizard of Oz stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
MME 'Ooh la la' 12x12 paper - Get In Line #OLL114 (yellow brick road)
Echo Park 'Life Is Good' 12x12 paper - Set The Table #LG2011 (meadow)
Crate Paper 'Emma's Shoppe' 6x6 paper pad (emerald city)
Jillibean Soup 'Blossom Soup' 6x6 paper pad (sky)
Brown & Green chalk ink for edging; Stickles

Isn't this set the cutest?  It was crying out to be made into a 'yellow brick road' scene, and as I love making scenes, I just had to go with it!  (I have a sneaky suspicion that you will find many scene cards on today's hop, hee hee!)  After rummaging through my papers, I found some old 12x12 MME that had a gold grid pattern perfect for the yellow brick road.  Once I'd chosen all my papers, I drew my scene onto some scrap card, cut out all the pieces to make templates, drew around the templates onto the patterned paper, cut them out and ... voila, a patterned paper jigsaw! :)

I wanted to draw the rainbow straight onto the background paper so it had a transparent look to it.  I started with the violet colour (V15), laying the next colour on top of each arc as I went - that way I could control the exact position of the rainbow.  The colours I used were R14, Y13, Y38, YG06, B02, BV02, V15, but as I said I added them in reverse order. I stamped the sentiment onto white card and then drew a freehand cloud shape around it, cut it out, then defined the edges with W1 and W0.

I added some Stickles to the tops of the Emerald City peaks, but it doesn't really show in the main photo, so here is a side angle complete with sparkle:

I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out; it was SO fun to make! :)

I'm super excited that one of my all-time cardmaking and Copic colouring idols, Amy Young, is joining us for today's preview - yay! Amy is this month's guest designer over at Karber and so is showcasing the adorable Karber Wizard of Oz today along with the SCRS designers!

Be sure to visit our fabulous designers for more peeks of Karber Wizard of Oz. Sparkle will be giving away a Karber Wizard of Oz stamp set to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designers' Karber Wizard of Oz blog posts (links listed below) then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Karber WIzard of Oz post there. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment.

I hope you all have a great Friday and I'll see you tomorrow for the final day of previews and RELEASE DAY, woo-hoo! Thanks so much for dropping by!



  1. Only one image came up but it is adorable! I think I even have these papers! I like the glitter touch on the emerald palace!

  2. Oh oh oh!!! Love love what you gals are doing with these cute stamps! The scene you created is gorgeous -- love the rolling hills and sky high trees! Your coloring is spectacular, Sem!

  3. Oh my goodness!! You even made the Emerald City!!!! *faints!!* Gorgeous work, just stunning!!

  4. Very well done - the little accents on the Emerald City are the perfect finishing touch.

  5. So cute!!! I love anything WOZ!

  6. Wow Sem! Amazing use of the papers, your scene is perfect! Love the bit of sparkle you gave Emerald City, all the little details are magnificent! :)

  7. Awesome card! That background is unbelieveable, absolutely perfect! Great card!

  8. ohhhh LOVE this 1 too! sooo cute! love your Emerald City you got going on there!!!
    Hugs, Heidi

  9. This scene card is just... WOW!! Love your Emerald City and your red sparkle shoes on Dorothy. They are just so sweet!

  10. I love the Wizard of Oz. Such a fun card - just love all of the Oz imagery. :)

  11. I love the scene you created for this! Fantastic work!

  12. I love this card! I love how you made the emerald city too! Too cute! TFS CallyAnn

  13. WOW!! This is CUTE!!! Love all the details and the Emerald City is too cute! Fabulous coloring!! ;D

  14. Awesome card!!! Loving the glitter on the city. the color are fabulous! Perfect papers. Makes me need to watch the movie again. :)

  15. loving your 3-d layering and special effects..your coloring is amazing!

  16. Yeah... your scene is much better than mine, lol. Love the emerald city you created!! :)

  17. love love the beautiful scene you created. just amazing! fabulous card!


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