CardMaker Magazine is launching a new blog and is featuring Little Darling Stamps today. Little Darling stamps will be included in CardMaker Magazine’s “Our Favorite Products” in the January issue that is on sale in stores now. To celebrate this occasion, Angie Hunt is giving away five Little Darling Stamps, one from each of the five releases so far, to a random commenter on her blog.

For my card I did something for the first time. I merged digital images. When I agreed to help out for this event, I got to pick a Little Darlings image, but as digital image. I picked the darling Ice Dancer. To give her an area to skate on, I purchased this Ice Skating Lake digi image from Make it Crafty. I followed the excellent tutorial on merging images from Crafty Cardmakers, which made it very easy to merge my images.

I printed them out on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut the image with the largest of the Standard Circle Nestabilities dies. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Coat and socks: R24, R29, R39   Coat Trim: C00, C1, C3   Skirt and shoes: E42, E43, E44, E47   Shirt: E40, E42   Skin: E50 E51, E53, BV00   Hair: Y21, Y23, E33   Trees: G21, G24, G28   Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B91) before it was layered on to a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest scallop circle from the standard circle collection. Stardust Stickles was used to add sparkle to the snow and Glossy Accents on part of the lake.

For my card layout I used the current Sketch Saturday Sketch. Little Darlings is sponsoring it this week. The winner will be receiving a $15 merchant gift voucher from LovetoStamp.

I cut a circle with a Grand Circle Nestabilities die out of  Echo Park’s Times & Seasons paper and sanded the edges. One 2 1/8″ and a 2 3/8″ wide strip from the same paper pack were also cut and embossed with the same die and had their edges sanded.

A white cardstock strip was cut and embossed with one of the Jumbo Scalloped Borderabilities dies and adhered under the blue layer. A piece of White Crochet Lace was adhered to one side of the red layers. Both of the strips were adhered to the circle layer and the edges were stitched.

White Organdy ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip, topped with a button tied on with Silver Curling ribbon. The layers were then adhered to a card front, cut and embossed with a Grand Scalloped Circle die out of Solar White cardstock.  A sentiment from Whimsy’s Treasured Moments Tickets was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Standard Nestabilities circle die. The sentiment center was colored with Copic Markers B000, B00. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl and more silver Rhinestones finish off the card front.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Good luck winning those stamps.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Little Darlings and CardMaker”

  1. your cards have helped to lift my spirit this holiday season. Thank you. i love them all and have tried to make just about all of them. when i grow up i want to make cards like you. lol have a blessed day

  2. Hello!

    This is a WOW! card – I love this image and everything about the card! Beautiful!

    Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara DIane

  3. Beautiful Card….the Copics coloring is Stunning!!

    You truly inspire me and your videos are amazing…I linked you to my blog – yaisayshi {dot} blogspot {dot} com

    Thank you for sharing your gift.


  4. Yay a circle card. I love making these, but of course they never come out as beautiful as yours. This is a darling image colored perfect Beate! Thank you for sharing! XO

  5. Amazing Beate. I think this turned out perfectly. Fabulous job combing the digi images. 🙂

  6. I love these little darlins; your copics colouring is so perfect looking; I hope to colour like this 1 day; TFS!

  7. First of all, let me commend you on using red Copics … THE most difficult colour for me to get right. You have blended the red seamlessly and I am so jealous! Your card is fantastic, as usual and I am amazed at how you merged the two images. Digital seems to be the way to go and digi stamps sure take up less space in already overloaded craft rooms.

  8. Beate, this scene is wonderful! That’s the fabulous thing about digis is being able to alter them like that. It’s definitely easier to do that then mask images 😉
    Your card is coloured beautifully!!! Love it!

  9. Hi Beate, she just looks like she is having so much fun skating. I remember those days way back when.
    stamping sue

  10. I couldn’t resist – ordered one yesterday! Darling card, Beate! That’s a perfect sketch for that sweet little image 🙂

  11. Wowza, Beate! This is spectacular. You really pulled out all the stops on this one!

  12. Wow these digi images are great they look perfect together and your coloring is fantastic, love your little gem placements too, great design, that sentiment is just perfect with the image!

  13. Oh my, I wish I could color this well. The whole card if stunning.

  14. Wow, wow, wow! This card is fantastic! Your colouring is just wow! Thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday this week. x

  15. Wow, AMAZING card, Beate! I didn’t even know people merged images…LOL…looks fantastic!


  16. this is so fun! super cute card, Beate! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)

  17. Beate,
    Your cards are as amazing as usual. They are so inspiring so now I’m going to copic colour, hoping practice will eventually look like Beate’s!!

  18. Your coloring is just stunning. I love this image to LOL! Beautiful Beate. Hugs

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