Anyway, this is my first attempt with the Viva Decor My Paper World Baby set of acrylic stamps I got from Mum for Chistmas, via Cuddly Buddly. Being acrylic they don't like Momento ink very much, especially when new, but I found that a juicy Versamagic Jumbo Java chalk ink pad worked to give me a nice stamped line, and once the ink is dry it works well with the Copic pens and doesn't bleed as long as I'm careful and don't saturate ink over the stamped areas. Anyhow, here's the card .. .. ..
The images are quite small so ideal for using up my stash of smaller cards - I have to reduce my stash this year and felt quite pleased with myself for creating this card from odds and ends. The spotty paper is from my printed out digi basket but I can't remember who it was by, but thought it matched the pram nicely and in real life is more pink. The thin ivory card is my last piece, which is a shame as it worked well as a mat for the paper without adding too much weight as well as for the embossed heart layer and to cut the doily. I even managed to fiddle about with the scraps and cut the button flowers and leaves too. The pretty pearl hearts are more from my stash from a craft fair several years ago, and to finish I've added little liquid pearls to the image to lighten things up a little What you can't see is that I've gone over the swirl stamped lines and butterflies with a clear Stardust pen to add a touch of shimmer too. The pink bow is from another set (Easter) Mum got for me .. .. not sure I like it in the corner up there but too late now as it's well and truly stuck down.
The Marianne dies I used on this creation are: the doily - CR1201, the leaves - LR0150, and the layered button flowers - LR0188 & LR0160. I've also used LR0161 to create faux stitches around my layers, you can just about make it out on the ivory mat, and it ties in with the embossed stitch edge on the image (from the doily).