I know ... I can't believe it either! TWO cards in ONE day! It's been awhile since I've been able to sit down to just ENJOY the art of stamping and to be creative! This card combines two challenges ...
* Mary Jo Albright's Sketch Challenge in celebration of reaching 60,000 hits on her blog, Beauty Lies Within. You can see the sketch HERE.
* Sharon Johnnson's Stamp Simply Challenge #15 on her blog, No Time To Stamp. The challenge was to simply use something NEW. Easily done since I had just received my preview brochure order right before Christmas. This is the first chance I've had to play with my new rubber!
This adorable mouse and heart image is from the new stamp set, Happy Heart Day (found on pg. 65 of the NEW '08 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog .. U.S.). The mouse and heart are paper pieced with the NEW Bali Breeze DP, Pretty In Pink and Tempting Turquoise CS.
The flower on the heart is punched with the Trio Flower Punch and Tempting Turquoise CS ... Pretty In Pink Brad through the center of the flower ... and adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional. The scallop border was created using the Slit Punch.
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Bali Breeze DP, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, and Tempting Turquoise CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Embellishments: Pretty In Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Brad
Tools: Trio Flower Punch, Slit Punch for scallops, 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Scissors
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Paper Piecing
Note: Card measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"