I love this stamp!

This is one of the first stamp sets I ever bought from Stampin Up. It is a set of two called Mother and Child. I don’t use it much, and have never used the sentiment. But this image…oh, how I adore this image. I bought it when my daughter was very young, and it just made my heart smile.

It still does make my heart smile – the memories it brings back every time I use it are so wonderful. And although I’ve gone a while without using it,  I’ve inked it up quite a bit this past week, lol. I must know a million people who are having, or have just had, babies!

I could not settle on one layout to mass produce cards for everyone, which would have been the obviously easy choice. I did do all of the images the same, and used the same color scheme (to make it slightly easier for myself). I started with a piece of Confetti Cream cardstock, and stamped the image with Timber Brown Stazon. I masked it off (check this tutorial if you have masking questions) and stamped the French Script background in Creamy Caramel. Next I used my Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color the image, and my aquapainter to blend it. To finish off the image, I sponged the edges  with more Creamy Caramel ink.

My mat for the image is Sage Shadow cardstock, paired with Basic Grey dp, from the Periphery line. I adhered them together and ran them through my Cuttlebug (using the French Script folder). It is hard to tell in the picture, but I sanded the dp to highlight the raised letters. I also ran my Creamy Caramel inkpad over both pieces, which showed up really well on the Sage piece.

To finish off the card I added some hand-stitching. I combined a dark brown thread with a light cream, and just did some quick stitches on two sides. I really love the end result. And so does my daughter, who is sure this is a picture of us (even though the woman in the picture is a brunette, lol — but she always thinks pictures of moms and babies are actually pictures of her and me. My child has a very healthy opinion of herself!!!) 🙂

Bear with me, because I plan to make you look at all of the different layouts I did with this image. There are four of them. I’ll try to spread them out, so you don’t get too bored, though!

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3 Responses

  1. It’s very beautiful, Taylor!! I’m looking forward to the others now. ;0

  2. […] set I made for a friend. Same image (so, oviously, same technique for it, lol). If you missed it, here is a link to the other post. Same color scheme – Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Not Quite nacy, and Basic Grey […]

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