Saturday, July 16, 2011

Henry Hugging Heart & Quiet Santa

Happy weekend, all! Here are two projects that I made using the mini stamps that Whiff of Joy Stamps released this month. They are not new images, but smaller versions of a few popular older stamps. They are perfect for tags and gift holder/projects.

I used Mini Henry Hugging Heart for my card. This little guy makes me smile! =)

I cut out a tag with PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock using the Sweet Tags with Hearts die then stamped mini Henry on it. The image is colored with Copic markers.

All papers are inked with antique linen and vintage photo distress inks. The patterned paper is from the Sweetness collection by Pink Paislee. The sentiment comes with this stamp.

I made a bigger tag using the lovely Mini Quiet Santa. I think this might be okay as a ornament. What do you think?

I used the Tag & Bookplates Die for this one, but I didn't use the full length of the die. I cut it short so that my tag is 5 1/2" tall. After stamping Santa on the tag, I masked him and stamped Hero Arts Music Background over him with antique linen. I then stamped PTI's Fancy Flourishes around him with the same ink to add some more interest.

The whole tag is inked with antique linen and vintage photo before stamping the sentiment from the Signature Christmas set from Papertrey Ink. I then stitched some leftover lace trims on it before adding the buttons. Some Star Dust Stickles was then added to the sentiment and the edges of the tag is traced with antique linen distress stickles. I really like that the antique linen distress stickles looks like fools gold here. Jennifer McGuire has recommended it for this effect many times and I really love it! =)

That's all I have for now. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

for the "Mini Henry Hugging Hearts" card:
cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
patterned paper: Pink Paislee
paper doily: Wilton
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc.
paper distresser: Close To My Heart
other: sewing machine, thread, foam tape, foam squares
Copics used:
Henry: E39, E35 E33, E31, C7, C5, E95, E93
heart: R27, R24, R22
shadow: W9, W7,W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

for the "Mini Quiet Santa" tag:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
stamps: (Mini Quiet Santa) Whiff of Joy Stamps, (Music Background) Hero Arts, (Fancy Flourishes) Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger Industries
lace trim: unknown
buttons: Papertrey Ink
seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills Inc.
Copic used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair, beard: W1, W00, 0
outfit: R27, R24, R22, E39, E35, E33, W3, W1, W00, 0
bag: YR24, YR23, YR31, E39, E35, E33
shadow: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, 0
tag size: 3 1/8" x 5 1/2"


Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

Wow! Sweet and wonderful creations, Alice! The coloring is beautiful and I love the pretty touches of lace.
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Rachel

Marja Rolfes said...

Again, I love the little Henry hugging the heart! You made a sweet card with him!
And the tag with Santa is cute too!
Dutch Tulip

Susie said...

Both are adorable. Love the doily on the first one. What I love about your coloring is that it is so smooth. When I shade near the edges, oftentimes I have a difficult smoothing the transition. You do it flawlessly!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Alice they are both wonderful. I do love henry!!
I totally agree with Susie regarding your colouring.
Love, Mel. xx

Karen B. said...

I love it when I can count on a smile when I visit your blog. Thank you!

~amy~ said...

such sweet images...the mouse one is all the layers Alice...Happy Saturday!!!!

Amy said...

These are gorgeous, Alice! The mouse is a cutie and I love the soft colors and all the layers with sweet! I think the Santa tag would make an excellent ornament! Love the stamped music and fluorishes background with cutie Santa! They are both amazing!

Mimi said...

Adorable project Alice! The mouse is so sweet and the colors are gorgeous! Santa tag is so cute!! Love the background music and swirls! Have a great weekend! ;)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Alice, adorable card and tag! Love the mini WoJ images--too cute! Hope you're having a great weekend and have a Happy Coloring Sunday!

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

I love this santa! so so cute! I love how you combined the background stamps and made them look so vintage and elegant!

lynn said...

darling card and tag, alice! sweet santa and i love the divided bits of lace:)

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love his little heart and the depth you gave it! Sweet Santa and lovely tag.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweet card!!! and the Santa too....You are really going good with your Christmas cards!! Smart Girl....xoxoxo!

sunghee said...

Awww~ Cute Henry! Love the tag shape and how fun to layer it on the card. Cute cute cute card and the tag!

Christiana said...

Oh gosh, these are both so adorable, they make me want to squeal! Love them!

Caroline said...

Wow!! I love everything about both of these!!! Love the distress inks and stickles, the images are adorable! :-)


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