I had such a great day in the studio today. I did a few new sketches for upcoming projects that I'm just itching to create and share with you. The project that came to life today is one that's been in my head for a couple of weeks now. Actually, it was one of the first projects I sketched out when I got the "Hardwood" Background Stamp in my original order from the Occasions Catalog. It is absolutely SO versatile and is a stunning addition to all kinds of projects. Have you ordered it yet? If so, I'd love to see what you've come up with. Send me your photos. If not, you can get one of your own at my Online Store. (Hardwood Background Stamp: Wood Mount #133032/Clear Mount #133035)
Here's what I came up with...
It's a framed decor piece that's perfect for a nursery with a vintage feel.
I created it as a 5" x 7" piece and when I went to find a frame at my local craft store, this one just jumped right off the shelf at me. LOL It's perfect! The background DSP that looks like a white/brown wallpaper, is from the "Fresh Prints" Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions Catalog (Item #132996) I LOVE that stack! The dresser is made with Coastal Cabana card stock (Item #131297) and the Hardwood Stamp was inked with Baked Brown Sugar Ink (Item #131174). I used the same ink to sponge the edges to give it a distressed feel. The little dress is made with one of my favorite punches...the Owl Builder Punch (Item #118074). I also used the 1 1/4" Scallop Punch (Item #127811) for the dress ruffle and the 1" Circle Punch (Item #119868) for the "Bloomers".
The mirror over the dresser was made using a scrap of Soft Suede card stock (Item #115318) and a scrap of the Silver Foil Sheet (Item #132178). I embossed the Soft Suede oval with the Oval from the Designer Frames Embossing Folders (Item #123130) and the Silver Foil oval is punched out using the Extra Large Oval Punch (Item #119859).
The name banner was created by printing out the letters of the name on Whisper White card stock (Item #100730) and then they were punched out using the little banner punch. I used a piece of the Silver Baker's Twine as the anchor for the banner (Item #132976). It really tied in well with the "bling" on the dresser drawer pulls.
I have to tell ya....I'm already thinking of a couple of gifts I need in the very near future for a couple of baby showers. I think these would be really sweet gifts to give. Don't you?
I hope you've enjoyed today's project. Before I go, I want to share the "Weekly Deals" with you.
I can't believe that there are actually punches that I still don't own!! The little punch trio is at the top of my order this week. What's on yours?
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Wishing you a magical day,