Here's what I came up with using SU!'s Painted Harvest stamp set:
For those of you familiar with the Painted Harvest stamp set, you know it's not a wreath at all but meant to be a sunflower!! However, when this stamp set first came out, many clever people started using it as a wreath by changing up the colors to greens instead of yellows and oranges, and voila! A wreath!!
And of course I chose the obvious like most people and made a Christmas wreath, because well, you can never have enough Christmas cards at this point in time!! I stamped the wreath/flower on my white card base with a couple shades of Gina K green inks and then added some red Nuvo drops for the berries. It seemed rather plain even after I added the top layer using MFT's Peek-A-Boo Rectangle Die and my sentiment using PTI's Penned Elegance: Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink. I wanted to add a bow, but a few months back I did some major purging and threw out most of my ribbon thinking I never use it anymore...BIG MISTAKE!! But then inspiration struck and I pulled out some dark red tulle that I use when wrapping gifts and made a tiny bow...
I tied the tulle in the middle with some gold thread and used a glue dot to adhere it to my wreath...it was the perfect finishing touch!!
After the Painted Harvest set had been out for awhile, another clever person figured out how to make a Hedgehog using just half of the flower and it was absolutely ADORABLE...just check out Painted Harvest on Pinterest and you'll find all kinds of them!! So anyway, I got to thinking about the Hedgehog and what it would look like if I changed the colors, and when I thought about blues, I thought about my grandson (he's 18 mos) and how we call him a little monster and my little "boo"...
I used the same flower/wreath stamp in the shades of blue (Gina K inks again) and there was my little monster! I added some eyes and mouth from an Avery Elle set called Sweetest and a couple paws from Avery Elle's Polar Peek A Boo Pals, and my perfect sentiment is from PTI's Sentiment Staples: Halloween. And here is the little monster himself:
He's actually a blue Triceratops here for Halloween and my daughter said she couldn't get a very clear picture of him because he wouldn't stand still...loved knocking on all the doors and then running to the next house before anyone could come to the door and pass out candy! Bahaha...he'll figure it out next year!! But anyway, the inspiration for my 2nd card!
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