Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Little Lamb Peek

Linda had a little lamb,
whose release was ready to go,
and everywhere that Linda used him,
he smiled from head to toe!

The poem: Lame, maybe. The Little Lamb: Cute, he is! This darling "Little Lamb" single stamp offered by Clear Dollar Stamps will be released on November 1st. He is just adorable and his uses are so versatile. Don't you just have to have him? ; )

Dimensions: 5"X5", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps "Little Lamb" Stamp, Clear Dollar Stamps "Pretty Little Scriptures" Stamp Set
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
Paper: Paper Pizzazz Pastel Mini Flowers, Colormates Medium Orange Dream & Medium Pretty in Pink, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Pretty in Pink & Only Orange Inks, Adirondack Pitch Black Ink
Tools: Nestabilities Scalloped Round Dies, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, Signo White Gel Pen, Signo Black Gel Pen, Pink Bic Felt-Tip Marker, Micron Black Fine-Tip Felt Pen, Amercan Crafts Dimensionals, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers, Primsacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump
Embellishments: Making Memories Floral Brad, Making Memories Grommet, Michael's $ Bin Pink Satin Ribbon

Instructions:
A 5"5" orange dream cardstock mat was cut to form the card base. Nesting mats sizes were cut: Pretty in Pink square mat was cut to 4.5"x4.5", white square mat was cut to 4"x4", and then the pastel floral paper was cut to 3.75"x3.75". Three scalloped circular mats were made using Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug. I stamped the Little Lamb image onto the center scalloped circular mat using Adirondack Pitch Black Ink and coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and blending with Odorless Mineral Spirits. I sponged the edge of the small mat with Stampin Up! Pretty in Pink ink. The Colormates Orange Dream middle scalloped circular mat was dot doodled using a Signo White Gel Pen. The larger white scalloped circular mat was sponged with Stampin Up! Pretty in Pink ink around the edges, and then dot doodled using a Signo Black Gel Pen. I popped up the 3 layers together using American Crafts Dimensionals. The outer square Orange Dream mat was dot doodled using a Signo White Gel Pen, and the white square mat was sponged around the edge with Stampin Up! Only Orange ink and dot doodled using a Signo Black Gel Pen.

The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using Adirondack Pitch Black ink. The shape was handcut using an Xacto knife and straight edge. I sponged lightly around the inner edge with Stampin Up! Apricot Appeal and then around the edge using Stampin Up! Only Orange inks. I dot doodled in pink with a Bic marker. The sentiment was then anchored through the card layers with a Making Memories Grommet. I threaded the pink satin ribbon knot through the gromment and around the back of the card base. The orange floral brad from Making Memories was adorned with more dots using the Signo White Gel Pen, and then punched through all the layers to attach. The card was finished by gluing to a 5'X"5' white cardstock lining.

6 comments:

My Paper Adventures said...

What a super cute sheep card! Loving all the dots and the scallops!

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is adorable...I love that little lamb and your colors and papers are gorgeous!!! Beautifully done!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so sweet - love the soft colors. And your little poem is adorable!!!
hugs, Jami

Lori McCroskey said...

I just love this little card...it is just so sweet!

The Stamper's Touch said...

You're right, I do have to have him!!!! Love the pretty pink ribbon and all those scallops -- absolutely fabulous!!!!

Linda

Laurie tx stamper said...

Awww, what a sweet little lamb!!! Cute poem too! Really, the whole card is just precious.