May 9, 2011


Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails - that's what little boys are made of.....

Finished Size:  4" Square

All of the stamps used for this card are from Penny Black's new Touch of Whimsy catalog.  

I “borrowed” the soccer ball from the hedgie stamp called “Game On” to add to this cute boy and his best friend.  To transform the ball from whimsical to well-loved, I scuffed it with Antique Linen ink.

I love the versatility of breaking sentiments up when stamping.  It allows me to use the remaining portion on the inside of the card or mix and match with other phrases.  Here a portion of the Friendship sentiment was used along with the Zen background on Mix & Match cardstocks.  To soften the pieces, I distressed them with inks. 

The stitching was added with a black pen and there is dimensional foam between the base of the card and matted cardstocks and under the boy and ball.

Thank you for visiting,

Penny Black “Mix & Match” Cardstock:  Storm 01-001, Fern Green 05-003, Clear Skies 10-003
Tsukineko:  Onyx Black VersaFine, Spanish Moss VersaFine, Jumbo Sponge Daubers
Ranger:  Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Detail Fine Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam
Sakura:  Black Micron Pen