My Besties Stamps by Sherri Baldy
Today I'm sharing some sweet cards featuring My Besties stamps by Sherri Baldy. I was introduced to My Besties a few years ago at the 2014 Winter CHA . I was working in a vendor booth and Sherri was our neighbor for a week. I was totally enchanted - with each charming character more darling than the next.
Today I'm excited to get a chance to showcase my style. I realize that each Bestie stamp is brimming with adorable details perfect for markers, colored pencils and ink. That's probably how most of you are used to seeing these stamps. Unfortunately I have no talent using markers so I do what I know - and that is paper piecing. If you scroll down, I'll share my process with you.
This card was created using "Bestie Party Ever" (MYB-902) stamp and Sherri's 8x8 paper pad called "The Blue Rose Garden (Aqua)".
Here is my process:
Step 1. Stamp all the images and cut them out. I stamped the body onto cardstock but the dress and balloons were stamped onto patterned paper.
Step 2. I like to give all my paper pieces some definition by inking the edges. I stamped and cut an extra ruffle from the skirt because I will be layering them.
Step 3. You can see in the image below, I glued the paper pieces onto my background doll stamp. As for the skirt, I created movement and dimension by tucking an extra layer of ruffles.
Step 4. I picked out some background papers for layering and cut them to fit my card. I also inked the edges of the paper before gluing to the card.Step 5. Once the background papers were glued down, I stamped a fresh image onto the card to complete the strings on the balloons. I also punched a decorative border and inked that with Distress ink.
Step 6. Decorate as desired. I added the sweet cupcake from the set and paper pieced that out using the same technique as the clothing. I added a few flowers, some gingham trim and some pink pearls to complete her.
. Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to Sherri Baldy for her imagination and artistic vision.