Friday, 25 August 2017

This Little Piggy

Hello, Crafters.

This is my first play with the This Little Piggy Stamp Set. 

The idea of using our Smokey Slate Gingham Ribbon as a skirt, is from the Thailand swap I received from Laetitia Boidevaix. 

If you saw my video of swaps you may remember the pink pig in the little Acetate Gift Box, wearing the ribbon skirt. 

I have been requested to make a video to show how this was made, and now I have received my three little pigs, I'll be working on the video really soon!

Using Archival Basic Black Ink I stamped the pig and flower onto a piece of Whisper White CS, and again on some Pink Pirouette CS. 

On the white image, I used my Pear Pizzazz Marker Pen for the leaf, as well as the stalks of grass.

Then I went over the pebbles with the Soft Suede Marker Pen, and I used the Pink Pirouette Marker Pen for the flower, going over each petal two or three times to make sure the flower was an intense pink.

I painted the inside of the flower with my Gold Wink of Glitter Glitter Pen. 

As we don't sell this any more, when my pen runs out, I'll use the Crushed Curry Marker Pen, and then go over it with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, which we do still sell!

On the pink pig image, I used the Pink Pirouette pen to paint the hooves, the snout and the shadow line just inside her right ear! 

Then I cut her out, and adhered her on top of the white pig image. 
I took a short piece of of our Smokey Slate Gingham Ribbon, and stitched the side piece down to hide the cut edge.

Then I did a short running stitch along the length of the ribbon.

I gathered up the ribbon to the length that looked about to be what I needed, and then I stitched the other side seam to keep the ribbon end tidy. 

As it turned out the skirt was too big, but I was able to adjust this by adhering it down using Glue Dots!
I stamped six daisies from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set using Smokey Slate Ink onto Pink Piroutte CS, and then I fussy cut them!

I started to put my card together starting with a base of Smokey Slate Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Pink Pirouette CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS.

I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder for the top layer, and have to say the result is amazingly visible, very tactile!

I die cut the pig image using the largest Stitched Shape Oval Framelit Die and layered it onto a scalloped Layering Ovals Framelits die in Smokey Slate CS. 

I attached all images to the front of my card using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.

Inside the card I adhered a layer of Pink Pirouette CS, as well as a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

The final touch was to adhere the sixth fussy cut flower in the bottom right hand corner.

This is certainly a fun stamp set! This is it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I love this little piggy with her ruffled skirt and dancing with her flower. It's such a happy card and you can't help but smile when you see it.

    1. Hi, Sheron. It's an absolutely delight stamp set - all four pigs are gorgeous! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. what a fun card Jan. love the embossing folder too. another for my wish list. oh dear. cheers

    1. Hi, Pearl. Yes, it is fun! ☺ And these Dynamic Embossing Folders really are something else - I love them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.