Wings of Hope

Three weeks ago, when I made my You Have to Kiss a Frog… card and kiss box, I submitted it for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge of the week. It was to use buttons & bows. What I missed was that it was a judged challenge and was surprised to find out later in the week that I won the challenge. I was further surprised to read that I would be the featured stamper today!

Without further adieu, I give you the sketch for this week and my card.


When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous carousel horse from Whimsy Stamps. Wings of Hope is a limited time only digital stamp, available through February 28th, and Whimsy Stamps is generously donating all of the proceeds of the image (less PayPal fees) to the American Red Cross to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti. This is such a gorgeous image with so many possibilities for coloring.

I printed my horse on Select White and colored it with Copics. I added Opal Shimmerz to the mane of the horse. The wings are printed a second time and popped up on dimensionals. I added an overall coating of Dazzling Diamonds to the wings. The pole is highlighted with a gold gelly roll pen.

When picking a color palette, I wanted to go with a color I had a nice selection of ribbon for. I decided to go with PaperTrey Ink’s Sweet Blush and Melon Berry. The Sweet Blush is embossed with one of the Cuttlebug Romance 5×7 folders (sorry, I don’t have names of the folders). The card is 5×7, allowing for a nice, big focal image. I added Melon Berry grosgrain and a line of Kaisercraft pearls to the ribbon, as well as a few rose pearls to the image panel. Such a pretty color combo and such a pretty image!

Thank you Melissa & the Tuesday Morning Sketch crew for the honor of being a featured stamper today! Make sure to check out the sketch this week and play along!

Wings of Hope
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wings of Hope
Paper: Sweet Blush, Melon Berry,Select White (PTI)
Copics:0,B000,E40, E41, E71, R20, R21, YG03, YG11
Other Stuff: Opal Shimmerz, Melon Berry grosgrain, Kaisercraft pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, gold gelly roll pen, Cuttlebug romance folder, Bow Easy

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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