I had a wonderful surprise about a week ago. LaBlanche stamps wrote to me and said they loved what I was designing with their stamps and asked me to be a guest designer using a few of the new stamps that will be coming out later in June. I was excited to be asked, and here is my first card from the upcoming release.
The LaBlanche stamp used on this card is called "Big Straw Hat". Isn't it a cute image! It was stamped on white card stock with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. I wanted to frame the image so I used the Cuttlebug "Grace's Frame" embossing folder. Using a craft knife, the inside of the frame was cut out so I could place the stamped image behind it.
The design paper used on this card is from the "Sweet Fairy" paper pad from Joan. I thought the perfect embellishment for this card would be a daisy created like the one in the stamped image. To do this, I used the punches shown above. The petals were punched with the Mega Elongated Leaves punch using yellow card stock. The smallest petals were used. They were sponged with a darker yellow on the tips and an yellow/orange ink on the stamen end. A gray marker was used to create the lines in each petal. The flowers were shaped with the "Flower Tool Kit". The stamens were created using five "Medium Sparkles" and four "Small Cosmos". To get the feathered look, each sparkle and cosmos petal were cut right down the center. The petals were glued to the Large Delicate Snowflake. The leaves were created with the same Elongated Leaves punch. They were punched out on green card stock, sponged and shaped. The largest leaves were used. To complete the card, a pretty yellow "double" bow and yellow pearls were added.
I want to thank LaBlanche for asking me to design with these new stamps coming out next month. They are so well detailed that they are very easy to create beautiful cards you will be proud of. Be sure to contact Joan, at Joan's Gardens, to place your order. I will be posting some more cards soon with others stamps I received.
All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.