Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Littlest Angel

Did you ever see a stamp that you just HAD to have? Well, that is exactly what happened when I saw this beautiful stamp called James by Artful Stamper. (I have renamed this stamp Joey in memory of my little angel.)

This image is beautifully drawn. When I think of a baby angel--this is what I envision. The image is large- 3" by 5" and is so fun to color or paper piece.

The really cool thing about this image is that you can use it as an angel stamp OR you can stamp it and cut it out leaving off the wings and halo to make him an adorable little boy. (I will be making a little boy card with this image for sure!)


I stamped the image on designer paper (Stampin' Up!) with versamark ink and embossed it in gold this gave the whole image a golden glow!) I stamped the image again on white cardstock and colored him in with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the image on designer paper (Basic Grey) and cut out the nightgown and adhered it to the main image. The image was stamped one more time just so I could cut out the wings. I colored them with my gold Zigpainty pen and cut out the wings (leaving a little tab on the inside where it would connect to the boy.) I folded the wings forward and adhered them to the boy.
The repeated gold embossed wing on the paper looks like the edge of his other wing.
I added some gold stickles on top of the gold embossing of the halo to give it more of an "angelic" feel!


I added some golden corners and a golden ribbon slide (all of which I created using Spellbinders shapability dies.) Finally, I added a bit of May Arts ribbon and some gold cording.

This is definitely a card that just focuses on the main image--so it is a good thing that I LOVE that stamp!

You can find this precious stamp (as well as stickles, May Arts ribbon, etc) at Stamper's Dream store.

Materials used: Stamps-James (The Artful Stamper); Black Memento ink; cardstock-white, gold (Stampin' Up!); designer paper-Stampin' Up! and blue (Basic Grey-Periphery); Shapeability Dies--Hardware Buckles, Photo Corners (Spellbinders); Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestability Dies (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Prismacolor pencils; gold cording (May Arts); ribbon (May Arts); Versamark; Gold embossing powder (SU!); Heat tool; Gold Zigpainty pen; gold brads (SU!); Gold stickles (Ranger); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Carolyn!!

Ila said...

Oh My!! This is Absolutley Adorable!! That stamp is just the Cutest.. I love the way you did the wings and accents!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I completely see why you had to have this stamp - it is so adorable! I love all the gold accents!
hugs, Jami

Theresa said...

You've captured the beauty of this stamp. How precious and beautiful.

Cris A said...

What a cutie patootie! He really is adorable!

Giffysk8s said...

Oh...what a must have! I have my own little "angel" boy, too. I need to go fin this stamp!

Janine said...

Very sweet!! This card is so nicely done!!

Christina Fischer said...

So very sweet -- I just love it! :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

VEry nice details. The gold embossing is done so nicely!

Shelly said...

Darling image, you really showcased it well!

Teresa Brooks said...

Beautiful card and love the stamp.

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is just soooo adorable!!! I love the 3-D wing on your little angel (: Very sweet.

Niki Estes said...

He's adorable, Cammie!

Allison said...

This is so cute! I love the wings.

Anonymous said...

This rates a 10 on the adorable scale. Great job. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful

Lori A. said...

Wow! That's a really cute stamp.

Michelle said...

I LOVE what you've done with sweet baby Joey. Total perfection! And of course, I had to go back and read your *Angels Are Hard To Find* post again, and bawl like a big ol' baby. So, so sweet in every way.

Deb said...

Ummmmm all the time!! This is sooo sweet and what a wonderful tribute to Joey!!

Judi said...

What a precious card! So sweet. Oh by the way, I was looking through my Paper Crafts magazine and saw a card and paused and thought the stamp looked familiar, then I realized you had made the card. Congratulations!!!

Rita said...

Your card is so beautiful & it seems to glow Carolyn! I luv it!!! What a great effect...good job!

stampmonkey said...

Oh, Carolyn. I'm so sorry that you lost your little Joey. I know no one can take his place, but I'm so glad you've been blessed with more children to help fill your heart.

Beautiful card, as always, and that image is precious. ;)

Shirley said...

You are so right and you really have done him justice! What an adorable and beautiful card!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Carolyn, What a beautiful card. I went back and read about your son, Joey. I'm proud of you for your honesty and sharing the experience because I can tell you that you have blessed many with your words. I hope someday I can meet you in person and give you a big ol' hug because you have a heart of gold. Joey is with Jesus and you can look forward to the day when you are with him...precious and perfect!

Kim said...

Carolyn what a GORGEOUS card! It's so pretty! Love the stamp and it does have lots of meaning to you...I can't imagine what you went through....sending you all my hugs! You are one strong mom! May Joey always watch over you and your family!
God Bless~
Kim

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh what a PRECIOUS little guy!!!! And a truly FABulous card!! What a very special card and image for you to treasure!!! Hugs!!!

Anita C said...

Such an adorable card, oh I just love the little fella.

JAR said...

Beautiful gold accents, Carolyn! What a sweet little image!

Tonniece said...

What a too sweet for words card. Love how you did the wings and those corner adornments are awesome.

Beautiful card
TFS

Happy Thursday

Beate said...

The image is too cute! LOVE all the layers you added to it and how you colored it. Gorgeous card.
Hugs and smiles

dpkennedy said...

Oh this is so beautiful and cute at the same time! Love it!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card...and that has to be the CUTEST little boy/angel stamp I have seen!

Vicki said...

WOW! How darling!! :) Just LOVE the gold coloring with this cutie!! TFS!

Rose Ann said...

Pure sweetness...this is!! I love it!!