The new stamps and dies are the Poppy Stamps Busy Squirrel Trio and their Whittle Everyday sentiment set (plus I got a number of other Whittle animals to go with many of the stamps in the set!) I knew I would be using the squirrel for my youngest son. He's in his freshman year at a college multiple states away and even with all the big new experiences he's having - somehow he was quite thrilled with the squirrels there - "Mom...the squirrels are black!" I think my "hanging" squirrel is actually just climbing a tree, but I thought if I put him off-kilter, he would definitely look like he needed to hang in there!
(Poppy Stamps also has a Birch Stitched Frame die which is perfect for the squirrels and was in and out of my cart a number of times - but I looked at the sheer volume of tree dies in my stash and just couldn't justify it.)
Here is my inspiration!
I also want to credit the challenge at Poppy Stamps - Animal Menagerie. Three squirrels may not be a menagerie, but if you saw all the other Whittle animal dies on my desk right now, you'll see I purchased the full menagerie!!
Stamps: Poppy Stamps Whittle Everyday
Dies: Poppy Stamps Busy Busy Squirrel Trio, Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Border, The Greetery Sentiment Suite Basics die, Lil Inkers Stitched Woodgrain
Paper: Avery Elle Spring Collection
You did it again! Kim, this is a super card, I just love the elements and textures. What a special card for your son and a great take on the sketch. That woodgrain adds so much detail. I'm off to check out the menagerie. I admire your cards so much!ReplyDelete
I think this will give your son a smile and a pick me up, it's cute!ReplyDelete
I ABSOLUTELY love your card (as always)!!ReplyDelete
This is so adorable! You work magic with dies!ReplyDelete
Such a clever take on the sketch, Kim! Happy to see you as a CTS Fave!ReplyDelete
What a delightful scene! Love all your layers and textures! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps!ReplyDelete
Your squirrels playing in the trees make me smile; such sweet - and clever - scenes! Once again, your creativity dazzles!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous Kim! I love the squirrels - they always entertain me. your layout and clean lines / colors are wonderful!ReplyDelete