Claire Brennan, author of Waltzingmouse Makes blog and designer of Waltzingmouse Stamps is one of my favorite artists! I have been longing to get some of her stamps but the word for my current income is "paycut" (stinkin' economy). You can imagine how THRILLED I was when a friend (you know who you are!) sent me this Earth Angel stamp set. Needless to say, I had to get it inky right away!
I immediately thought of paper piecing my little angel. She looks great with any small-scale pattern! There were four sentiments I wanted to use right away, but this set is jam-packed with versatile sentiments, including Flowergirl and Bridesmaid thank you's!! It comes with four different kind of wings in both large and small wing sizes, and you can also use the wings to create butterflies with the supplied butterfly body stamp! I went with the Leaf wings for this set of cards.
I used the little sprinkling seeds stamp to go with my "Sow" sentiment. The stamp set also comes with a seed pocket for her dress, but that didn't really work with my paper piecing. Background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls folder and raised lines were scored with a Scor-Pal. I am not sure of my Stampin' Up! colors, but I think the cardstock is Celery or Mellow Moss and the tan paper is natural confetti.
This one uses an Inkadinkadoo floral flourish stamped in Versamark and clear embossed. A strip of the patterned paper was adhered along the bottom and a hemp twine was tied in a bow. I love the rustic touch added by the hemp with this sweet little angel!
This card uses the same floral flourish and some organza ribbon. I used the little seed stamp again to go with my "seed sowing" sentiment.
I hope you will be encouraged to go check out all of Claire's stamps! Next on my list are her fabulous Nestie-friendly stamp sets, designed to go with the label series of Spellbinders dies.
Thanks again to my buddy for being an "Earth Angel" and giving me this stamp set!