Jul 11, 2016

Sitting on a branch

Good morning, happy Monday :-)
This summer I challenged myself to organize all my cling mounted stamps.
Too many cling mounted stamps waiting on a laminated identification sheet so they can be properly sorted and stored... they seem to be taking over my craft area. I really had this project planned a long time ago but never really found the time, unfortunately I had to come to the decision to step down from my long time design team position at Whimsy Stamps to free up some time. I already miss the interaction with the Whimsy team and of course creating with the gorgeous stamps, but the extra time will really help me getting organized.
After getting through a stack of stamps, I decided to reward myself by spending some time actually card making. Love this cute stamp by Penny Black, and it's the first time I inked it up.

 The cute image has been colored using copic markers on xpress it blending card. Card was done in a CAS style, only embellishments are a button and twine and some wink of stella on the flowers. I also did some machine sewing around the edges.
Love how this card turned out and happy I finally have something new to add to my Etsy shop. You can check it out here


I am going to enter my card to the 7Kids college fund challenge where anything goes as long as you use something available at their shop. 
Well that is all I have for today, going to spend some more time working on laminating stamped image sheets for my stamps.  
Enjoy your day!!

7 comments:

Sanja Grdinić said...

This one is so cute! Love the little image and design. :)

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Ellie, and so beautifully designed and executed. Stunning stitching.
Blessings
Maxine

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh this is just precious! LOVING that image! Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davi said...

Sometimes those hard decisions just have to be made! Hope you get all organized. Your card is absolutely DARLING!! Love the image, stitching and the little strip of diagonal strips is a Great touch :)

Donna Ellis said...

Darling card, Ellibelle! I understand about needing to make room in our schedules to be able just to play. I will be doing the same thing as my commitments close out for the year. I love being part of the fun teams, but the time is no longer there! Have fun playing with your new stamps! hugs, de

Amy Johnson said...

This is just too cute. Love the colors and the polka dotted paper.

linda said...

aw, this is so cute!! good luck with your organizing!