See..isn't this VERY different for me? LOL
I did enjoy the whole designing process of it though. I don't normally use patterned paper..because quite frankly it intimidates me! HA! However for this card I knew that to utilize the stamps the way I wanted..I was going to have to go out of MY box.
I started by stamping this sweet baby block stamp onto light grey card stock. Then I used a few various colored pencils to add a little life to them. I was going for a vintage look and also wasn't some dimension because this stamp really lends itself to that. I cut the "blocks" out and use the larger end of a stylus and embossed the letters and a few other places for dimension ( I used my mouse pad as a cushion for the embossing), and then sanded them with a thick black nail file to distress them) Then I stamped the cute little stuffed animals on some scrap white card stock, colored with colored pencils , distressed with the file, then used some white Flower Soft to add some "fluffiness" to them.
Next I picked out some patterned paper that i felt resembled vintage wall paper..I LOVE this paper..it has been hoarded in my stash for ever.so it was time to cut it. Next I used some cream colored ribbon and cream colored card stock for the bottom portion of the "wall"( I adhered the ribbon underneath the cream paper).I also wanted to make a self-like scene ( there I go making "scene" again HAHA!)..so I found some brownish wood looking paper, cut a strip, then layered a piece of pink patterned paper that I cut the swirly boarder to follow the pattern in the paper. THEN, I used a punch to make that little doily looking strip that I cut out of vellum because I wanted it on the "shelf"
Now, after all of that :), I popped the blocks up on dimensionals, and added the stuffed animals with two dimensionals ( on top of each other).
Next I tied the bow and took the picture.
here is a close-up side-view of the "bocks "
Whew...it sounds like a lot and it really may be the way I explained all of it LOL ! I am not used to that many steps in a card..ya know, I usually just color!
Ok, that is it for me today!! I hope you are having a fantastic day today..and a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!