I hope you are having a great weekend.
Today I am sharing my third teaser card for Clearly Besotted Stamps. This cute penguin is from One More Sleep, a Christmas set with adorable images. Again, I decided to make a non Christmas card with it, and paired it with a sentiment from the new Fancy Sayings set. Both sets will be available to buy tomorrow (5th October) at 10pm GMT. I created an ink smooshed background with my Gansai Tambi watercolours, then stamped the sentiment, added stitching and sequins from my Phosphorescence Shaker Selection, and my sweet watercoloured penguin. I added everything to a card created with some lovely Simon Says Stamp Mint cardstock.
I just love animal stamps - and this little dude is definitely not just for Christmas.
While I was making this card, my daughter came to join me. She loves my Gansai Tambi set, and I let have a play. She stamped some trees from the One More Sleep set, then watercoloured them so beautifully and carefully. Rainbows are her preferred design style. Always. :)
Once dry, she added her own choice of embellishments, then wanted to stitch round the edges. She also adores playing with my sewing machine, and as she is such a good and careful girl, I am happy to let her experiment with lots of supervision. :) I helped her turn the corners, and she operated the pedal. The finished card is all her own work. I just trimmed it down and mounted it onto a white card base. Not bad work for a 3 3/4 year old I think - significantly better than my card! (I am such a proud Mummy.)
Although she loves to send her cards out to friends and family, I'm not actually sure we'll be sending this one… it might just have to go in a frame. I don't think I can part with it. :)
OK, I'll be back tomorrow with one more sneak peek for you before the new sets go live!
Hope you can join me then.