Okay, so today is the first day of previews for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February Release. This month's stamps are just fabulous, they really do keep getting better. I don't know how Kimmie and her wonderful artists manage to keep coming up with all these great new ideas, but I just love them.
For my card today, I used Billy Blyth. He is very special to me because Kimmie named him for my father and grandfather. My maiden name is Blyth and I was raised for the first few years of my life in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. Grimsby in those days was a bustling seaport and my grandfather used to be a skipper on deep sea fishing trawlers for most of his adult life. My father also loved the sea and went to sea with my Grandad on at least one occasion. Having Kimmie name this stamp for my Dad and Grandad is very special to me.
I used black for the card base and used some lovely colourful patterned paper on it (I don't know what it is as I scrounged it from Kimmie while we were all making cards there last week). I matted it onto Pumpkin Pie, then onto the black. I also punched two strips of cardstock in green and turquoise with whatever punch that is, as I thought waves would work well for Billy. I coloured Billy with my new Copics, matted him on burgundy, popped him onto the left side, then I tied some black cord near the top and attached the awesome skull and crossbones that my DD Kimmie gave to me, thanks Kimmie!! I stamped 'Ahoy Matey' on white, punched it out with my window punch, then set it on some oval punched black, put in a couple of Pumpkin Pie brads and I was done.
Now be sure to go to the blogs of all the other Krafty Girls and see what beautiful creations they have to show. And come back tomorrow for another preview of one of the February Release Stamps.