Hello everyone! It's time for my all-time favorite stamping event. This is one waltz or blog hop that got me addicted to stamping and paper crafting. The huge fun with the amazing girls and the amazing inspiration by all the Waltzingmouse fans and design team members that join in, really makes this a special place to get new ideas and ways to look at your stamps. I ran out of time last month so I didn't get to join, but this month I had my card done by April 7 - ten whopping days before it was due. That's because I checked the theme like a good lil girl...we're celebrating New Beginnings theme. I'm glad I finally got to have a moment at my crafting desk to whip it out. I hope you enjoy it!
Stamps: (Compact Sentiments; Sewing Box - Hugs, Chicken Wire) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Spring Moss, Lemon Zest) Papertrey Ink; (Nantucket Collection) Pink Paislee; (vintage cardstock) scrap
Ink: (Memento - London Fog) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Ribbons - Rose Trim) Prima; (Nestabilities - Classic Circle Scallops Small, Labels No. 18) Spellbinders; (Twill Ribbon - Lemon Zest) Papertrey Ink; (Embossing Floss) DMC
I am so in love with this Chicken Wire stamp. When I got my package of new goodies to play with, that was the first one I inked up and then inked up again about five more times after that. (I think it hasn't left my desk yet. Which stamp set has found a 'permanent' home on your crafting desk?) I made the rest inspired by the gray chicken wire on green card stock and the theme of new Baby, since so many of my friends are having their first child!
Sewing Box Hugs is the perfect stamp set to add a lil baby charm. I decided to stamp this little guy three times on some pattern paper, cut out each layer to stack him to give it a little bit of dimension. Then I paper pierced each stamped stitch along the pattern paper and then threaded each layer with some embossing floss. This card took so much hard labor and much love, that this will be going to a special family! ;) Adding the embossing floss around the perimeter of the bird takes patience and dedication - so don't dive into it thinking it'll be quick ... (yeah i don't know who would think that... ahem) but I do love the results: it's truly sewing box hugs :)
The ribbon trim from Prima and the Lemon Zest twill ribbon makes a great grounding element for the little bird and a separator to add the label panel for the sentiment. The label is a Labels No. 18 from Spellbinders that I cut into half. I wish the embossing on the label came through more...
Since I wanted this lil cute bird to pop more, I added a cream card stock from my scrap stash to make it pop a tad. The paper piercing around the scallop was probably me getting a little "paper piercing happy" after all that piercing from the bird ;)
Hope you love this little creation... I can't wait to see all of yours. In the meantime I want to hear what your go-to gift is for a new baby if the couple doesn't have a registry...I'll be making my rounds soon! Thanks for inspiring!