Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Parsnip in stamp form

A recent copy of Craft Stamper magazine found its way into my eager little paws - and the free gift was a lovely little stamp that reminded me so much of Parsnip!

I decided it would be a nice idea to make up another little batch of gift cards to enclose with Playground prizes - this time using the 'Parsnip stamp'. I made 10 for starters:
 And here's a close up look at one of them:
I used:

- 3.25" x 3.25" square white card blanks

- the free stamp, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- before going any further I then stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the 'Especially for You' sentiment from LOTV's 'General Greetings - Small' set

- colouring the bear, heart and flower was such fun and really easy - using Pro markers. Plus a little tickle of Cool Grey to 'ground' him

- next I added clear Wink of Stella to the heart and also the yellow centre of the flower - needless to say it doesn't show up in the photos!

- some little white lines here and there on the flower, the bear's nose and eyes - using a Signo white pen

- having already 'sussed' that the Pro markers would bleed though the card stock I just cut slightly smaller squares of white card to fix to the inside of the card front

I already had a little batch of 3.5" x 3.5" square envelopes made up ready for these cards, thanks to the Enveloper Pro board and SaRn's lifesaving measurements. The girl's a genius!

One of these could be winging its way to you sometime soon - so keep on snippeting!

Di
x

28 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ooooooh Di, how cute is our wodnerful Parsnip :D love it.

.. on here doing a post or about to start to be honest so will be joining the playground this week!!

YAY! .. swings here I come hope seat warmers are ready, if not will bring mine! we're in summer here, so very lovely! mm went for swim yesterday, too. :D
Shaz in Oz.x

Carol L said...

How cute is this little guy and the entire card set is adorable! Gotta love those LOTV sentiments too :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are super cute! I love how you added the white to the flowers! Can you please share a photo of Parsnip sometime.

vinita jain said...

Super duper cute! Love the cute image Di and Love the entire set in different colors!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Very adorable cards Di

Jane Willis said...

How sweet! And you must be very proud of parsnip, he's made the cover of Craft Stamper! Make sure it doesn't go to his head
Jane

Loll said...

So adorable!! xx

ike said...

Oh that is so super sweet. What a cute little guy :-)
Lovely cards Di :-)

Hugz
IKE xx

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Kath said...

Cute cards Di. I love the Craft Stamper stamps for making gift tags too.
Kath x

Aquarius said...

Oh dear, temptation just when I'm trying to stay away from the newsagent displays!! Fab stamp and these little cards are great.

meg said...

great stamp and fun cards

SARN said...

Me loves CS mag so much . . . I got me a subscription! Cute little bear cards there Di. Love the extra magical touch of white pen to the flowers . . . perfect!

Hugs from the Genius!!!!!! LOL! xxx

Barb said...

They are soooooooo cute. He does look just like Parsnip. Barbxx

Carole said...

Brilliant batch making Di...love the touch of white highlights on your 'parsnip'...must remember that!

Pat said...

So cute Di and love the highlights in white on the petals and this Parsnip look alike is just great for these little gift cards. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Brilliant idea to make these cute cards with a Parsnip-look alike!! They are adorable and so sweet! Love the details of the white lines, they give a beautiful dimension of your colouring!

Sandy said...

So cute. It's amazing what those little what lines add to the finished look.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay! I love how Parsnip graces the note cards, Di! You are so talented and so thoughtful!! Wouldn't that be cute to turn those petals into a plate of cookies! (Leave it me, always thinking of sweets!) Enjoy your day and I hope your improvement continues! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So nice to see Parsnip in the flesh, so to say. Such cute little cards!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hello, little Parsnip! You are very cute indeed, as are the cards.

Hettie said...

Awwww this is soooooo cute!!!! Lickle Parsnip cards. I hope I get to win a prize soon as it has been ages! Then I will get one of these cards!!
Hugs
xx

Mrs A. said...

I hope the fame won't go to his head. He will be signing
autographs in the playground next!!. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Such a cute stamp, Parsnip is famous at last! xx

Sandra H said...

Awwww how cute they are! xx

KandA said...

Super cute cards Di. Have you got Parsnip to autograph each one personally?
I'm trying my best to avoid the newsagents stand - well at leat until February! xx

Lynne in NI said...

Awww Di, your little Parsnip cards are adorable!

Greta said...

So sweet & perfect for your Playground prize cards!

Pippa said...

Great set of cards Di, love the different flower colours.