HSS So Charming Challenge #73 and another sneak peek

This weeks challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a real charmer:

Today's card was definitely a challenge. I realized early on that I didn't have ANY charms in my stash, can you believe that? Add to that having this little guy crawling everywhere and wanting constant attention, it's a miracle I completed the card.

We are 8 months now, very mobile and having some extreme attachment issues, this stage is always oh so fun! Anyway, now on to today's card...

I started by stamping images from the NEW Delicate Doilies set onto Rich Razzleberry ink onto Rich Razzleberry card stock. This is a BRAND NEW set available this week July 1st. This new Idea Book and Catalog is packed with some incredible new products and it's where I go the inspiration for today's card. There is a TON of good stuff in there!
Next, I stamped the branch image from the Easter Blossoms set in Crumb Cake ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS. The crown is from the Extreme Elements set and the phrase is from the Hodgepodge Happiness set. Both were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. This was layered onto Soft Suede CS and finally onto Crumb Cake CS that had been punched with the Dotted Ribbon Border Punch.

Two silver brads were added to the left side and a piece of Certainly Celery 5/8" Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the card. Te final accent was the addition of my homemade charm using materials from the Pretties Kit. This item has retired but I am so glad I hung onto it now!:)
Feel free to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. We'd love to see your project with any charm addition.

Paper: Rich Razzleberry {115316}, Very Vanilla {101650}, Soft Suede {115318}, Crumb Cake {120953}
Ink: Rich Razzleberry {115658}, Crumb Cake {121030}
Stamps: Delicate Doilies {122590 wood; 122592 clear}, Easter Blossoms {122057}, Extreme Elements {115181}, Hodgepodge Happiness {117141 wood; 120570 clear}
Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch {119275}
Embellishments: Silver Brads {104336}, 5/8" Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon {117288}, Pretties Kit {retired}


stampinbygenny said...

Gorgeous stick pin charm! I see you have the new doily stamp set. Beautiful card! I wish I could come to your party it sounds like fun.

inkedx2 said...

Love this! The colors are beautiful together. Love your charm!


Anne Marie said...

Just gorgeous, Shannon! I really like that pretty pin and the rich color combo you used. Hope you have an aesome catty kick-off party, too. Hugs! :)