These two sets, Asela's First Christmas, and Nina's Vintage Borders, work great together, and I've used them together on both of my cards. First up is a sweet bear for Baby's First Christmas.
I colored the bear with Copic markers, gave him an ornament of Nina's to hold, and added a pearl-studded Nestabilities snowflake and a few dangling ornaments as well. Love this Eskimo Kisses designer paper! (I struggled to get a good picture of this card...for some reason, reds are most difficult! Hopefully I can try again on a sunnier day!)
You will have to look closely to see the fine linen thread that suspends those teeny ornaments! I love how they go so well with the design of the paper.
My second card features Asela's cardinal. I tried to keep his colors true to nature...the paper I paired him with is some of my favorite Cosmo Cricket from last Christmas. I stamped a few bars of Nina's music border onto the wood print flip side of the dp to go along with him.
Everything was inked with Tim Holtz distress ink and the edges of the music were frayed and curled. I added a column of pretty pearls along side the clefs of each bar. I really love how this turned out! Anything to do with music and nature really captures my heart, and I love these rich reds and sage greens!
Thanks for visiting my blog! For even more inspiration, please visit the Illustrators of the stamp sets featured tonight:
Tonight, we have several of our Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining in the previews. Here are their blog links:
Finally, stop by these GinaK Designers' blog for even more projects with tonight's stamp sets: