I've had this stamp for a while, but never had the change to show it some love! I found it at High Hopes Rubber Stamps and thought that I would eventually take my daughter ice skating and I would need to scrapbook that experience so I bought the stamp. Of course, it would also work well for an Ice Skating Party invitation. I also wanted to show another idea for the puzzle that I posted here.
How cute is she?!! Seriously, I just want to pinch her cheeks!!!
For the card base, I used Gable Green. I wanted to create my own designer paper look so I used a combination of a few stamps. I have fallen in love the the combination of SU Sanded and Polka Dot Background stamps and I can't stop using it!! This time I added in the swirl from Baroque Motifs. All stamped in Gable Green ink onto Gable Green CS. I also inked up the edges of the card base with gable green to frame it out a bit. I love this layout. I just started playing with it and this is what I came up with.
I used a strip of Green Galore CS and roughed up the edges. I added a strip of Pretty in Pink with Threading Water Border and layered that with some awesome Pink Polka Dot Ribbon (Michaels or AC Moore). The pink strip was also stamped with Polka Dot backgrounder, but it doesn't really show that much.
I embossed the Ice Princess in Black and watercolored with ink and highlighted her with markers. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to her hair bow and skirt. I inked up the image layer with pink and matted it with pink with the edges roughed up. I attached the image panel with dimensionals and added a button to fill a blank space.
I used the same layout to creat the puzzle. Since I use 3 layers of the Papertrey Stampers Select White CS to create the puzzle "chipboard" (see tutorial link for details), and since I wanted to have white areas to stamp the image, I use the white cardstock as the base and add color to coordinate with the theme. I could use Gable Green to make the puzzle but it might not be thick enough and then I would have a green ice skater, see what I mean?
Anyway, I used the same background stamps that I did for the card using a piece of cardstock to mask off the area I wanted the skater to go. Then I stamped a few extra swirls on the right side, stamped the image and colored her in. I added the name at the top with SU Best Friends Upper and Lower alphabet sets (man am I going to hate when those retire in August)! I also used a negative mask to sponge on some pink around the image.
The box was created the same way as my previous post. I stamped a pink swirl on the front and added the name. This is actually a stamp. When Ansley was only an infant (and WAAAAYYY before I ever even thought of stamping or scrapbooking), I went to a craft fair in Tampa, FL. Someone had a both with personalized stamps and they actually had "Ansley" even spelled correctly. Please understand that with an uncommon name like "Lacey", I have scoped out many personalized displays of keychains and pencils and they NEVER have Lacey or Ansley. The first time I found my name I was about 25 years old!! It was a see-through plastic ruler...I bought it! I would get so mad is someone borrowed my ruler at work!! They just didn't understand that it took me 25 years to find my name pre-printed on something!! So when I found Ansley's name on a stamp...I bought it!! I just can't believe that I actually put it in a place that I could find it 5 years later when I started stamping. So now, when Ansley makes a card, she can stamp her own name!!
Ok, back to the box....when making these boxes as party favors, I will print the person's name on the computer so that I can know who's name is on the puzzle inside the box.
I have a few more designs that I will continue to post. I hope you like my little Ice Princess!! I can't wait to take Ansley ice skating just so I can use this stamp on a scrapbook page.
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