Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day - Guest Stamper

Last Sunday was Mother's Day and even though they couldn't be home to celebrate with me, each of my three girls did something special for me.  I had a nice Skype conversation with each of them.  My oldest sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, my youngest is actually going to visit us this coming weekend and my middle daughter, Kristen, sent a hand-stamped card.  I liked it so much that I wanted to share it with you.

She used a stamp set that both she and I really like, but she was the only one who ordered it.  It's called Cottage Window and you don't often see it used, but it has a lot of versatility!  Unfortunately, it's being retired this year so if you like it, best get your order in by the end of the month.  She also used a couple of other stamp sets to embellish the image.  The little balloon is from Collage Curios which is in the Spring Mini and will expire on May 31st.  The clouds are from Up, Up and Away, another retiring set, and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

I like her choice of DSP from Comfort Cafe, because it looks just like wallpaper, and the strip of Victorian Crochet trim and the Basic Gray button are the perfect touches to finish it off.

I love how Kris so carefully hand cut all the elements including the center of the window and backed it with Marina Mist card stock before adding the clouds and the balloon.

The whole window frame is actually popped up on dimensionals, giving it a real 3D look.

Kristen is the creative person behind the blog, Honey Nutbrown, about life in a northern BC community.  She is also a knitter and came up with a project called My Year in Temperatures Scarf, that has taken off on knitting sites everywhere.  Here's a link.  Make sure you look at other posts,too, because you'll find all sorts of creative hand-crafting going on from Dandelion Wine to Hatching chicks!

Please leave a comment to let Kris know what you think of her card and to encourage her to do more! lol

Stamps:  Cottage Window (w127280; c127282)*; Up, Up and Away (w122755; c122757)*; Collage Curios (w129099; c129102)*; Itty Bitty Banners (w126255; c126257)
Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459)*, Marina Mist (119682) and Whisper White (100730) card stock; Comfort Cafe Design Series Paper (126898)**
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Early Espresso (126974), Marina Mist (126962) and Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Accessories:  Victoria Crochet Trim (118481); Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743)**; Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Tools:  Paper Snips (103579)
*Retiring product available until June 3, 2013
** Retiring product available while supplies last until June 3, 2013
Collage Curios Stamp Set

Comfort Cafe DSP

Cottage Window Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set

Up, Up and Away Stamp set

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