Mar 14, 2020

Lots of Dots for Allsorts Challenge

Hello and Welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's Mervi's week to host and she picked the theme of Lots of Dots. Two woodware stamps from Craft Stash are up for grabs and will go to one lucky randomly selected winner, hope you can join us for your chance to win!

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I decided to make an Easter card using a cute Penny Black stamp - What a Spring. This is one of their older wood mounted stamps and I only found one currently available on eBay

I heat embossed the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and Clear Embossing Powder, then colored using Copic markers. I had this design in mind which meant fussy cutting the image. All animals and butterflies are part of this stamp. 

The sentiment is is also by Penny Black, another wood mounted stamp, unfortunately I can't find a link to it anywhere - it's really old, and was part of a lot of stamps I bougth from eBay a few years ago.

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To follow the 'lots of dots' theme I decided to use dotted pattern paper for the sky and I inked a die cut "hill" using distress ink. My stitched hill border die is from a set I received when I was on the Whimsy Stamps design team years ago and retired. This set by Lawn Fawn is similar. When everything was assembled on the card front I framed it with yellow card stock then added to a Heavyweight White Cardstock base. It's hard to see, but all the images were adhered with Foam Tape to make the pop up. Should have added some glitter to the butterflies and flowers, but didn't think of it until after I had taken the pictures.

Penny Black What a Spring // Penny Black Spring Sentiment (no longer available) // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder // Copic Markers // Bundled Sage Distress Ink // Whimsy Stamps Stitched Border Die Set - retired, Similar Option // Cutterbee Scissors // Foam Tape // Tombo Mono Multi Glue  // Pattern Paper from Stash // Yellow Stampin Up Card Stock // Heavyweight White Cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a good week! Our state (Illinois) cancelled all schools here for the next two weeks, so that means my schedule will be somewhat different. Kids will have to do their schoolwork on their computers at home. Not ideal, but at least they will still be able to do some work. Hoping everything will be back to normal in April! But who knows....At least I have enough papercrafting supplies to last me forever 🤓, although I may run out of fact I only have an open bottle so may need to stop at the craft store tomorrow. And I’m out of glue dots! They better not close the craft stores!!!

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  1. Aww Ellie what a sweet card - love how you have incorporated the dots in the sky :)

  2. Cute and gorgeous card, so perfect for this springtime;-))m

  3. Adorable Easter card! Love the polka dot paper you used for the sky
    Have a great day!

  4. ADORABLE!!! Loving that bunny and the chick!!!!!!

  5. A perfect Spring and Easter card Ellie, have to say I still prefer to old wood mounted PB's.

    B x

    1. I too enjoy the wood mounted stamps and these critter ones are so nice to look at too with their colorful index sticker :)

  6. wow Ellie this is so beautiful, your fussy cutting is amazing and it's such a lovely scene.

  7. Two really cute images and great fussy cutting, a lovely background and design.
    Kath x

  8. It is so gorgeous Ellie, lovely card, xx

  9. What a great card. I love your coloring and your great fussy cutting. I just saw this stamp on eBay! yesterday. It's really cute. [Bunny]

  10. OH that is so so cute! You have some of the most adorable stamp sets. Pinned.

  11. Aw, such a sweet card, Ellie, featuring the adorable bunny and chick! Great job of fussy cutting and i love the background!


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