Thursday, March 13, 2008
When Anna Wight, aka Sweet Miss Daisy, my stamping idol, asked me if I would be a Guest Designer for her new line of stamps with Whipper Snapper Designs, I hyperventilated a bit, got my wits about me, and said yes! I adore Anna, her stamping skills, her whimsical drawings, her photography, and every bit of talent she squeezes into her brain. She is as warm and generous as she is talented. Are you blushing, Anna, I know you are! *grin* So I've been secretly playing, waiting for the release which was intended for tomorrow, but we were given the go ahead for today! YAY!
This month the release is called Bundle of Joy, and if you guessed images for the babies, or soon to be babies, in your life, you are correct.
For this card, I used the cute little boat and geared the card for a baby boy. I stamped the image in Adirondack Espresso ink on Neenah Solar White card card stock that had been cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug and a Nestabilitie Circle die. A second image was stamped again on a white scrap piece. Both were colored in with Copic Markers: YR15 Pumpkin Yellow, BG01 Aqua Blue, and C1 Cool Gray No. 1. The sail from the second stamped image was carefully trimmed and mounted with dimensional foam for added dimension and interest. The completed image was layered on another die cut circle which was layered on a die cut Nestabilitie scallop (from the reverse side of the patterned paper) with dimensional foam. Which was layered again to the card base with dimensional foam. Not sure where I would be without dimensionals!
The wonderful patterned paper is called Muffin Man and Georgie Porgie from the Baby line by American Crafts. The card base and light blue matting behind the image is Prism Baby Blue. White grosgrain ribbon was tied in a bow hiding where the patterned papers meet, and 2 aqua blue brads from StarlitStudio are added in the upper left. The sentiment, also from this set, is stamped in Espresso ink onto Prism Baby Blue, punched with the Word Window punch, and adhered to the card. Finished card is 5 2.5" x 5.25."
Be sure to check out the rest of Anna's newest March/April Guest Designers:
Meg Shumaker : WAXYO
Shellie Daniel : shellied
Michelle Boyer : Shell9999
Yvette Ashe : yvette
Stay tuned for more fun samples with Bundle of Joy! I can't wait to show you what I've been playing with!