I have been busting to join in all the fun over on the Waltzingmouse stamps monthly Blog Party so decided earlier today to bite the bullet and go for it!! This months theme for the blog party is 'The Great Outdoors'.
My mind wandered to thoughts of summer picnics and walks with my boys and our puppy. We have seen so many beautiful butterflies at the Country Park where we walk this year that I decided to ink up the gorgeous butterfly image from 'Nordic Spring'. I used one of Claire's wonderful *FREE TEMPLATES* available from the 'Freebies' section of the Waltzingmouse Stamps store. This one is called 'sweetie pouch'.
I used some of the sweet little flowers from WMS 'French Country' to stamp all over the template in versamark ink and then heat embossed them using white embossing powder. Then I went in with and gave them some colour. I also lined the inside of the pouch with some gingham patterned paper from MME before assembling the template.
The template itself is incredibly easy to assemble and holds a surprising amount. I've filled mine with sweets as an end of year teacher gift, but you could easily pop in a few little travel size toiletries or even a slice of yummy cake (lovely to take away from a summer picnic/event) - how great would these be set out as favours on each table at a summer wedding.
I used mini Pom-Pom trim to finish the top edge and pearl lace trim along the very bottom.
The Nordic Spring butterfly is stamped onto Kraft cardstock using versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then added colour to the wings with Copic markers and then used some diamond dust sticklers for extra sparkle! All finished off with a beautiful mocha rose from The Ribbon Reel.
Enjoy the party everyone!
Waltzingmouse stamps: Nordic Spring, French Country, Free Sweetie Pouch Template
Mini Pom Pom trim, cream faux silk ribbon, lace pearl trim, Mocha Rose - The Ribbon Reel
Ink: Versamark, Copic Markers
Gingham Paper - My Minds Eye
White embossing powder - Stampin' Up!