HSS Blooming Blossoms Theme Challenge #60

This week in sunny Southern California, well it hasn't been so sunny. It's raining and gloomy, which is even more reason to welcome the Hand Stamped Sentiments theme challenge for this week. 
But before I share my card, I wanted to share this little guy. Guess who's 5 months today?

Don't you just want to eat him alive? He sure is a fun little boy to be a mommy to. I really love this little guy and can't believe how fast the time has flown by.

Now to share my card for today. I got the idea for this card from last years Idea Book & Catalog. Whenever I have a block, I turn to the former catalogs for inspiration and they never fail. This was a combination of a few cards in the book.

I started with a Melon Mambo base and stamped the floral image in Melon Mambo ink onto it. Next I added the Wild Wasabi strip of paper and folded it to mimic ribbon. I added some faux stitching along the side and bottom and added stamped and die cut flowers with the help of Stampin' Dimensionals. I forgot how much I love to do faux stitching and was happy to get to use it on this card.

The stamped images are from the Eastern Blooms set and the die cut is from the Blossom Party die. The colors used on this card were Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, and Baja Breeze. The sentiment, from the Apple Blossom set, was added by embossing it with White Embossing Powder and heat setting it. 
I hope you're inspired to take some time to come over and join us this week. We'd love to see what you come up with.

Paper: Melon Mambo {115320}, Wild Wasabi {108641}, Peach Parfait {119794}, Baja Breeze {111352} Ink: Melon Mambo {115656}, Wild Wasabi {109014}, Peach Parfait {119783}, Baja Breeze {111833}, Versa Mark {102283} Stamps: Eastern Blooms {111626}, Apple Blossom {hostess}
Tools: Mini Glue Dots {103683}, Mat Pack {105826}, Paper Piercing Tool {116631},  Paper Snips {103579}, Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine {113439}, Blossom Party original die {115971}, Block D Clear Mount Blocks {118485}, Heat Tool {100005}, White Embossing Powder {109132}
Embellishments: Metallic Brads {119741}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen {105021}


Rose said...

Shannon - Oh my goodness...what a cute little guy!!! I love your happy card, too! ;)

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, your little guy is ADORABLE!! 5 months and he's already a little charmer with the ladies, huh? Heehee! Such a fun card, too. The color combo is so fresh your "faux ribbon" technique is awesome. I'm trying that out soon! Have a great day! :)

stampinbygenny said...

Okay...yes I want to give your cute baby a big squeeze. What beautiful eyes he has... the better to mesmerize all the girls. What a cutie! Your card is so happy and love the colors. I'll have to try the faux stitching. It looks so real.

Heather said...

Cute cute cute little guy!! You make the cutest cards :-)

Erin Gonzales said...

HOLY CRAP- 5 Mo. already?! I cant believe that much time has passed alreday- MAN time flies!! He looks a bit different from Tanner and Braden but not by much, I swear they could have been triplets if they had all been born together- thank GOD for small miricals, huh? Sorry its all about your little man, but seriously your card was awesome too! :-)

inkedx2 said...

What a cutie! Love the card also.


bernietom47 said...

OMG your card is lovely but just look at that adorable little boy. Just as handsome as his big brothers. My youngest grandson turned 10 this week, seems only yesterday he was just a baby. They grow up far to fast. Cherrish every moment.
Blessings Bernie

Sherry said...

First, What a sweetheart! I love the bright colors...great card.

Peggy said...

Your little man is so cute. So is your card.

I am now following you from SC #381 Peggy Finney

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