CardMaker Magazine is launching a new blog and is featuring Little Darling Stamps today. Little Darling stamps will be included in CardMaker Magazine’s “Our Favorite Products” in the January issue that is on sale in stores now. To celebrate this occasion, Angie Hunt is giving away five Little Darling Stamps, one from each of the five releases so far, to a random commenter on her blog.
For my card I did something for the first time. I merged digital images. When I agreed to help out for this event, I got to pick a Little Darlings image, but as digital image. I picked the darling Ice Dancer. To give her an area to skate on, I purchased this Ice Skating Lake digi image from Make it Crafty. I followed the excellent tutorial on merging images from Crafty Cardmakers, which made it very easy to merge my images.
I printed them out on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut the image with the largest of the Standard Circle Nestabilities dies. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Coat and socks: R24, R29, R39 Coat Trim: C00, C1, C3 Skirt and shoes: E42, E43, E44, E47 Shirt: E40, E42 Skin: E50 E51, E53, BV00 Hair: Y21, Y23, E33 Trees: G21, G24, G28 Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B91) before it was layered on to a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest scallop circle from the standard circle collection. Stardust Stickles was used to add sparkle to the snow and Glossy Accents on part of the lake.
I cut a circle with a Grand Circle Nestabilities die out of Echo Park’s Times & Seasons paper and sanded the edges. One 2 1/8″ and a 2 3/8″ wide strip from the same paper pack were also cut and embossed with the same die and had their edges sanded.
A white cardstock strip was cut and embossed with one of the Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities dies and adhered under the blue layer. A piece of White Crochet Lace was adhered to one side of the red layers. Both of the strips were adhered to the circle layer and the edges were stitched.
White Organdy ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip, topped with a button tied on with Silver Curling ribbon. The layers were then adhered to a card front, cut and embossed with a Grand Scalloped Circle die out of Solar White cardstock. A sentiment from Whimsy’s Treasured Moments Tickets was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Standard Nestabilities circle die. The sentiment center was colored with Copic Markers B000, B00. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl and more silver Rhinestones finish off the card front.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Good luck winning those stamps.
Have a wonderful day!
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