I am so excited to be a new Design Team Member for Scrappy Boy Stamps, a new and very whimsical line by my friend Sean Covert. The newest release from April 2021 is entitled, ” Pretty Little Things.” This stamp set gets its inspiration from the ballet, The Nutcracker Suite. While this ballet may be typically associated with more of a Christmas Theme, the different elements Sean has included in his set lend themselves to a variety of different occasions.
I chose to use the ballerina and some of the smaller toy images in this set to create this little girl’s bedroom dresser scene for a birthday card. I also utilized one of the background stamps from Keep it Simple’s Hello Adventure Bundle, the 4×6 woodgrain background stamp, which Sean presented in the fall on the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo channel.
To make this modified slimline card, I stamped the ballerina, music box, teddy bear, rocking horse and train on Hammermill 100 lb. cover cardstock with Ink on 3 fadeout ink and used Copic markers to do some no-line coloring. In the future, I am going to make sure I keep track of all the colors I use and will include them in future posts; however, you can use any combination of colors that suits your fancy. This set is amazing and I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations.
The dresser is a simple 3×3 inch square that I cut out of kraft-colored cardstock and stamped with the woodgrain background stamp from Keep it Simple. I then cut two smaller rectangles to form the drawers and popped them up with dimensional foam tape after ink blending the edges to give extra dimension. I then used some of my enamel dots in a coordinating color to serve as “knobs” on the drawers. To make the bottom of the dresser look a little fancy and give the furniture a nice set of legs, I used a label punch that I centered in the middle and cropped out some of the cardstock forming the bottom of the dresser.
To make the mirror above the dresser, I used an oval die and scallop oval die from my stash. The oval was cut out of mirror card and the scallop oval was out of coordinating cardstock to tie everything together. If you don’t have oval dies, you can simply cut out a rectangle, too. Use what you have and get creative.
For the sentiment, I used another sentiment strip banner die from my stash after embossing using Versafine pigment ink and clear embossing powder for a finished look. With smaller sentiments, I love the clarity that Versafine ink provides.
Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to get crafty!!!