Today marks a new chapter in this Journey because I have the joy and the thrill to tell you I am now a new member of the Designer Team at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog , which is a very special place for me since this was the very first challenge I participated in back on February 17th. of 2015, you can see the card I made for this challenge HERE . And now, here is my card as a new member of this fantastic Designer Team.
This is an image from Penny Black from a set called HUGS , love this sweet hugging mice. I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and then die cut it with Spellbinders Floral Decorative Ovals .
The flower and it's center were stamped a second time onto a piece of Ninah Solar White card stock, colored and fussy cut to place on top of the already stamped image, I really like how they look three dimensional. The mice were colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Chocolate Chip and Basic Gray, I added some shading with prismacolor pencils. Their little feet were colored with a bit of Pretty in Pink.
Here is a close up.
You have probably have seen other cards I've made using the retired SU Pinking Hearts Corner Punch , this is the only image I could find, I just wanted you guys to see how this punch looks like, many of you probably never heard about it. I love this punch, I've not used it for punching corners, I just use it to punch out this perfectly shaped teeny, tiny hearts. It might look tedious to glue them but it really goes pretty quick and I just love the effect of a shower of little hearts.
The DSP I used is from Lili of the Valley, I added a cluster of flowers to the corner using the retired Petite Petals stamp and punch, the greenery is from another old punch from "Punch a Bunch".
The tag was cut with Spellbinders Tag dies and the sentiment was stamped with Strawberry Slush. The little ribbon is from my stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside.
The frame was stamped with the retired SU Four Frames stamp set, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Tokens of my Affection" and the image on the corner was stamped with the retired SU set called "Valentine Defined"
Here is the banner that inspired this card.
I hope you like my very first card made as a Designer Team member for this awesome challenge blog. I also hope you participate and give this challenge a try.
Thank you so much for stopping by, please visit again. Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.