Hey folks! I couldn't sleep on Weds. night. One of those nights where my mind was buzzing with a million different things. Our schedule has really filled up for these last few weeks of summer. And I just feel like I am on my toes running, doing, and trying to keep up every day. Nothing really new, life is crazy for us all sometimes, isn't it? Anyway, I decided to head down to my studio at around 1145pm. I'd pulled up the sketch from this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 81, and was really intrigued by it. I had this Pure Innocence Paper Dolls stamp set that I hadn't even inked up yet. This is the first PI set I have ever bought, and I'm having this funny feeling it won't be the last! ;)
I knew I wanted to make a card for my friend, Donna. We had run in the same circles for years, but last year she asked me if I wanted a workout buddy, and we have become very close in a short amount of time. Last week, she gave me the sweetest card, I almost cried when I read it, because I feel just the same way about her! God brings certain people into your lives for a reason. So, anyway, I guess it goes without saying that I wanted the card to be really really special. :) If I make a card especially for you, you can be sure; it's a hug with a fold in it! ;)
Anyway, back to my card. So of course, I used the MFTWSC sketch....
And I pulled a variety of papers out, I knew I wanted a bit of a feminine, yet vintage feel for the card. I focused on the colors: turquoise, red, green, and a bit of pink; because I know Donna feels about like I do about pink; it's fine.... it's just NOT blue! heehee. ;)
I colored my little girl with Copics, not much shading except on her cheeks and her knees. Added some polka dots freehand to her dress. I paper pieced those teensy weensy paper dolls, I think it was the hardest part of the whole card! But I really wanted them to look as if they'd been cut from notebook paper, so the work was worth it.
I had intended to put the sentiment on that horizontal banner, but in the end it wasn't all going to fit. So, I used a ribbon instead, and a little glass gem. I have been dying to break into that package of gems! They are SO pretty, I am a smitten kitten.
Where that little circle is at the top, I die cut a flower with the Rolled Rose Die-namic, and pinned it with a pretty pin. The background is just layered DPs with solid mats, following the sketch. Easy peasy for that. I also added a little tab sticker to the top of the stamped image.
Well, thanks for taking the time to pop by paper & ICE! So glad you came, come again soon. :)
supply list: stamps and die: MFT; patterned papers: October Afternoon, BasicGrey, Creative Imaginations; ribbon: Stampin' Up!; markers: Copic; tab sticker: October Afternoon; glass gem: Pebbles; stickpin: My Mind's Eye; solid card stock: Stampin' Up!
DUST IT OFF!: Not a lot of dusting of products today, but I sure was glad my mojo dusted itself off, and joined the party! ;)