Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Flashback! Today's randomly-chosen stamp set is Bugs & Kisses, which I got right before it retired with the thought that it would be good to use for baby boy books. Which brings me to this pic from the not-that-long-ago archives:
And up until today that was the only time I'd ever used the set, though it is super-cute and perfect for little boy stuff. And here's my new card:
So I'd drawn the name of the stamp set and I was doing a quick surf of current challenges when I found the new Create with Connie and Mary sketch and this idea plopped in my head. It took me three tries to get the buggy panel to look how I wanted it to though! I kept smearing the ink and I had two SAMJ sheets going and stamps on both sides of a couple blocks so maybe I *do* need a second set of acrylic blocks (and my hubs is going oh no you don't!). I really wanted to use a Crisp Cantaloupe DSP for the background layer but wouldn't you know, my first catty order hasn't arrived yet so I subbed in a retired Real Red pattern instead. This will go to my friend Karyn with her two baby books when I host her shower in about two weeks--EEK I need to finish those books!!
Anyhoo, here's the awesome sketch:
Hope you've enjoyed this Friday Flashback, even if it is a bit short! Have a wonderful weekend...the weather is gorgeous here!!
Supplies for the card:
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses (retired, hence its presence on the Friday Flashback)
Ink: Gumball Green (I really love this color), Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Whisper White, retired Real Red DSP
Accessories: square & scallop square punches, Dimensionals