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Jan 21, 2015

Whimsy Stamps Challenge - New Beginnings

Good Morning and thanks for visiting!
As most of you probably know already, Whimsy Stamps has discontinued their digital stamp sale, and therefore the Rubber Stamp design team is now creating a monthly card for the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenge. This month our challenge theme is 

New Beginnings.

I thought this cute baby stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong would be perfect for this challenge, and since it has bee quite some time since I last used it, I decided to ink it up.

I love how this card turned out! The sketch came from a card I pinned a long time ago. I was going to use pink designer paper, but my husband thought a bluish toned paper would look nicer and since he so much more artistic than I am, I followed his advice. And I am happy I did!

Image has been colored with copic markers. The papers I used are really old, I found them digging through my paper scraps. They are probably both by SU. I used a Faber Castell pitt marker for the white dots on the baby's outfit. Embellished with some lace tape, twine and a rhinestone, and finished off with glitter on the stars. I have no idea why all the white looks pinkish in the photo above. It looks white on the camera, but then when I crop and edit it turns pink. This actually happens to me every time there is some pink in my cards.

Here is the product list:
Cradled by the Moon, Life's Moments (both by Whimsy Stamps)
Designer paper scraps, xpress blending card, recollections 110lb white
memento ink, copics for coloring
twine, lace tape, rhinestone, glitter

Also playing along here:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: Baby Card
Top Tip Tuesday  -  Something New (new baby)
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
 Get Creative Challenges -  Celebrate Anything New (a new baby)
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Amy Johnson said...

Oh, this is just too cute! I love this image and card!

brenda said...

This is so very sweet Ellie and I am with hubby on the colours, they work very well.

B x

jimlynn said...

So sweet and pretty. Love all the fun little dots on her outfit!

Whimcees said...


Great card! The image is adorable and your coloring is lovely! Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara DIane

Lisa said...

What a sweet card!! The image is so precious!! I love the glittery stars!! This is gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sweet and adorable! Love this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!! Soooooooooo precious! I loveeeeee it!!!!!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how cute this is. You have the sweetest images. This is a darling baby card.

Marilyn said...


Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a super sweet image!

Carol said...

This is adorable Ellie. Carol x

*Vicki* said...

This image is really precious!! Love your card design with the borders! It really makes your card extra special! :)

Kara Lynne said...

So sweet! Your husband's pick of the blueish paper looks great and what a great image!

Donna said...

This is as sweet as can be!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning image, beautifully coloured. Love the composition of the card.

Lynn said...

Sweet and adorable...just right for a baby. Great work!

Hazel said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 69 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Helen said...

Such a cute design and a really sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Sue U said...

Love your card, and your adorable image! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time - good luck, and hope to see you again soon

Sue xx

Clarissa Schupp said...

What a beautiful work, love the colours you have used. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope we see you again.
hugs Clarissa

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous image, so cute. I love the colours you've matched up. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenge - Something New and Good Luck! xx