Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for December by our illustrator team! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets Xavier Zebra by Beth Silaika, and Half Pint Heroes and Half Pint Heroines by Claire Brennan. These whimsical stamp sets are just adorable and oh so versatile! Ready for some inspiration?
I've been needing some cute boy and girl stamps and these Half Pint sets by Claire really fill the fill! (Where were they years ago when my kids were younger?! That's okay, still lots of littles in my life...)
William came in while I was coloring this Half Pint Heroes and asked, "Is that ME?? 'Cause it looks JUST like me!" Yep, I agree. Love all the different hair options she added in this set, you really can personalize these to be recognizable, even though they are simple enough to also be anyone. Great job, Claire! Tip: Stamp the rocket and sentiment on a rectangle of white, and then cut a curve on each side of the rocket and around the rocket, it's just one piece, easy! A great way to create a sense of place and "space", hee! I also used a black marker to color in the holes on the rocket fins instead of cutting and that really create the illusion of black sky behind without cutting! Stars were stamped in GKD White pigment ink, and then filled in with a white gel pen. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, and Blue Raspberry.
I made this card for the little girl I read with each week through Education Connection. I hope she loves it! Only been partnering with her about a month but she is a really special kid! I love these affirming, storybook-style sentiments in Half Pint Heroines you can piece together to write your own story. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Peach Bellini and patterned paper I used to piece her dress and the background is from the Gina K. Fight Like a Girl pack (how apropos!)
And this is so fun, up, up and way! Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Wild Dandelion, Cherry Red, and Black Onyx. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I did a little sponging with GKD Ocean Mist for sky around these adorable and versatile clouds. (That bottom corner is super dark and green because I grabbed the wrong dauber at first, doh!!! Make it work...)
And I made this for a little boy I read with, but found out the next day when I showed up for my session with him he moved. :( (It will still get used. Maybe I knew subconsciously he was heading out?! Nah, but I do wish him the best, wherever he went!!!) I used the cloud from the Half Pint Heroines set: all the sky elements in these two sets play well together. :)
Next up we have Beth Silaika's newest critter set, Xavier Zebra! Bonus critter, toucan and puns!!
When you say it's a little "toucan", you need to have a smaller then usual card, right? :) (It's just a square 4" card, not too small!) Image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cardstock is Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry, Black Onyx, Cherry Red and White.
I showed this one at the release and it's one of my favorites! Gotta really be different with a sentiment as special as this one! Xavier is such a swinger! Not only is he sweet, the leaf and vine elements are super fun for scene building. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a teensy bit of Ocean Mist sponging for sky and to match the Pure Luxury cardstock base.
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