Happy Thursday, peeps! Time for a sweet inspiration for the Inspired By challenge! Check out these cute little critters and the optional sketch:
If this look a bit familiar, I posted this last week by mistake, then had to take it down! It's all good now! I admit I struggled a bit with this card; those critters are adorable, but I don't really have many stamps remotely close! I did remember this cute little bear from a CTMH set, (he sort of makes me think that's he's taking a wee little nap!) so I stamped him in some Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored him with my Blends for a no-line watercolored look:
Since the image was small, I made it into a notecard. He was stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out with a tag punch, then mounted on another tag from some MFT gingham paper. I used my last piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to create the card, stamped and embossed the front of it and added a little blue banner. The velveteen ribbon was threaded through a star clip and adhered to the top:
I didn't have a need for a baby card, so I stamped "Just Thinking of You"....I figured that is a generic-enough sentiment that I could put an occasion sentiment on the inside.
And, true to my methods, the above card was not the first one I made. I also made this card, using another CTMH stamp, but I had a really had time getting a good stamped image with this large stamp. I tried several different colors and in the end, had the best luck with Sahara Sand:
Even with the Stamparatus, I still struggled to get a clean image....so she's a bit of a fuzzy bear!
I stamped the sentiment and hearts directly on to a piece of Felicity paper from BoBunny in Cinnamon Cider:
and I used another piece of the MFT gingham paper for the bottom portion, stamping some flowers on it, a scalloped Crumb Cake border, and added a piece of satin ribbon!
So happy you popped in today! Be sure to check out what the Inspired By DT created...and hopefully you'll find something that inspires you to create something too! Share it with us at the IB blog! And thanks for stopping by today!
|First Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Many Mates, Woodland Greetings (Close to My Heart)|
|Card stock & Papers||Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette (ret), Homespun Gingham (My Favorite Things), Misc scrap|
|Ink||Crumb Cake, Antique Linen (Tim Holtz)|
|Accessories||Velveteen Ribbon (ret), All is Bright Paper Clips (ret), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF (ret), Tag Punch (ret), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Blends in Ivory, Light Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette (ret), Triple Corner Punch, Soft Suede Marker|
|Second Card Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Bear Hugs (Close to My Heart)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Felicity (Bo Bunny), Homespun Gingham (My Favorite Things)|
|Ink||Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider|
|Accessories||Petal Pink Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Scallop Border Die (Close to My Heart), Blushing Bride Marker|