Usually it is not until I actually start stamping with Claire's stamps that I truly appreciate all of the thought and design that goes into these stamps. Take this scroll work from Little Lantern for example. I stamped it along the top and bottom of my sentiment to create a frame, then stamped the hanger along the side to add the lantern. Just that one scroll work stamp alone on the top and bottom had me mesmerized! In my head I have a whole card already planned for just that one little stamp! Funny, I know, but it's true! Here's a close up of the lantern in the set. I added a candle and flame for the inside, to coordinate with the sentiment from Light of the World Sentiments. The scroll work and candle were embossed with white embossing powder so they could really stand out on the Kraft cardstock:
Although it's called Little Lantern and it's one of the smaller Waltzingmouse Stamps sets, there are four different lanterns included in the set! Up next is a very different card, using Bright Season:
Those light rings were calling my name. I loved the graphic punch they provided, so I based an entire card around them! The sentiment is also from Light of the World Sentiments and I just adore it. What a great thing to add to a card for someone who needs this bit of encouragement. This sent includes some terrific, unique sentiments that I'm sure you'll find quite inspirational.
Belinda Chang Langner
Claire Brennan (owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)