Today I have a super special card to share with you. It's super special because it's a sneak peek of an *adorable* new stamp set being released by MFT this Wednesday!
Ok, let me get this out of the way. I am IN LOVE with this stamp. Kim confessed that the stamp was actually modeled after her daughter, Emma. I got to meet Emma and hang out with her at CHA in August. She is SUCH a doll. In the span of an afternoon of getting her a hot dog, getting her face painted, and playing with Bubber, she made me SURE that when I finally have a kid, I want a girl. No question. I had so much fun playing with her! :)
A small digression, but here is my favorite Emma story...
So at CHA, the food options were totally limited. They had lots of burger and fries type of food, but eating vegan was really hard, and eating healthy was pretty much impossible. The day before, I had had mixed veggies from a Chinese stand, and I was planning on having that again. But when I got there, they told me they were out of veggies. Bummer. All I could find to eat that wasn't potato chips and fries was a $2 orange. So I got it. I was eating it at the booth, and Emma said "Hey, is that an orange? I LOVE oranges." So I asked her if she wanted a piece (even though I was *starving* and totally didn't want to share!), and she said yes. So I gave her a piece and kept gobbling down the rest of my pathetic lunch. I'm just about to pop the last piece in my mouth when she looks longingly at it and says, "Hey, I wonder who's gonna get that last piece." I thought it was too adorable, so I had to give it to her. :) It makes me giggle every time I think about it. Gosh, do you think my biological clock is ticking or something?! :)
Back to the card. I usually color all my characters with brown hair, for some reason (maybe because I'm brunette), but to me, this one particular image will always be blonde like Emma. :)
Isn't that image SOOOOOO cute?!!!
To make this card, I hand-drew and cut out a cloud shape and card base from paper. I pierced holes in it and sewed with embroidery floss all along the edge of it. I popped on my image that I had paper pieced and colored with Copics and added a sentiment piece. I had some chipboard "tree" shapes lying around that I thought doubled nicely as clouds, so I added them after covering them with patterned paper. To finish it off, I tied on a bright yellow button-y bow.
I decided to finish the inside of my card, so I stamped the girl image again, along with part of the sentiment. Then I took another chipboard "tree" and traced around it with a black pen to make clouds. Remember when you were a kid swinging, and you totally thought you would get high enough to touch the clouds?! :)
Stamps: Start the Day with "Whee!" by MFT
Papers: Gina K White, DP by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Black, Colorbox Cyan (for inking sentiment edges and clouds)
Accessories: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Cream Embroidery Floss, Yellow Ribbons from my stash, Buttons by Oriental Trading Co. and MFT, Chipboard "Tree" Shapes
That's it from me today, but you can check out all the things the fabulous MFT Design Team has been up to with the new Pure Innocence girls today (Monday) by heading over to Kim's blog after 11 am EST.
Enjoy your day! :)