First up, we have this adorable wedding set I Do! from our newest illustrator, Becky Oehlers, woot! Becky made so many cute samples for bride and groom and anniversary cards for our party, and I'm sure you'll see more on the hop, so I wanted to try to go a little out of the box with the small elements in this set if I could. It may be a little over the top...
but here's what I came up with....hee hee! Do you like it? "I do!"
Everything you need is in this set, and Clearly Gina K stamps make creating this face so easy! I don't have any mustache stamps despite how the current craze, so now I can be part of the "in crowd" lol!
Start by stamping the bracket for a mustache in Memento Tuxedo Black. Next stamp the equal sign above, centered over the bracket to create the bridge of the glasses. Color the middle with gray. stamp a circle (ahem, lens!) on both sides touching to creating the spectacles. Add a heart inked in Memento Love Letter to each side for a smitten look! The 4 suggest a cute nose and the "ever" makes a nice little mouth/chin. Now the card/face "reads" from top to bottom, almost like a rebus: "love 4 ever".
Next up we have Tropical Nature by Theresa Momber. I love how all the images in this set and her previous Aloha set complement each other, with all these elements you can create the paper islands of your dreams! I had to start with some of these beautiful palm fronds (get the clear stamps on this set too, by the way, great for two step stamping all those leafy bold and line art images!), which are so versatile as embellishments for so many cards, and her pineapple*, love this symbol of hospitality!
Cardstock is Pure Luxury Sandy Beach, Calypso Orange and Turquoise Sea. I stamped the scallop from Pretty Patterns on both the orange (in Memento Morocco) and blue cardstock (in Memento Teal Zeal) to suggest a sunset and waves. The torn edge and raffia adds to the casual, tropical feel. These waves are calling me!! Love it, Theresa!!
Now please check out the rest of our fabulous team for more ideas and inspiration:
- Gina K
- Becky Oehlers – Illustrator I Do!
- Theresa Momber – Illustrator Tropical Nature
- AJ Otto
- Carolyn King
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Giovana Smith
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lee Murphy
- Lori McAree
- Melanie Muenchinger-you are here, thanks for visiting!
- Sharon Harnist
- Suzanne Dean
- Tina Gilliland
- Vicki Dutcher
*Incidentally, pineapple is one of my favorite fruits, and one I totally craved while pregnant with Jonathan. Like, go buy one, cut it up, and eat the whole thing in one sitting! I know, right?! But hey, fat free, could've been worse! Sorry, I digress, just a funny memory!