Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jet Setter

Guess you can tell my weekend was taken up with colouring PI cuties!  There's a sketch contest at My Favorite Things this month and the winner gets to be the MFT Guest Designer for June.  MFT is definitely a favourite stamp company and I absolutely LOVE their stamps and Die-namics.

Here's the lovely card sketch.  I decided to pull out an older Pure Innocence set for my card.  One of my great 'loves' is to travel and I love that there is a perfect MFT stamp set for me to showcase, Pure Innocence "Are We There Yet?".

The PI girl was coloured with Copic Markers - Hair (E21, E23, E29), Skin (E50, E01, E11, E13, R21), Top (B21, B41, B445), Shorts (B60, B63), Bags (R20, R22, R24, R29, C1, C5), Slippers (R20, R22, R24, E01, E13), Outline (B000 & Colourless Blender).

I used quite a number of Die-namics on the card - Loopy Bloom (the gorgeous white felt bloom), Eiffel Tower (cut from patterned paper), Textile Rectangle (the PI girl image), Mini Tabs Foursome (sentiment - Jet setter), Perfect Bracket Edge (to cut the bottom edge of the white felt), Little Open Scallop Strip border (the borders along the white felt), Skyline Border (the skyline strip behind the image) and the Solid Bracket Border (cut from red patterned paper just underneath the skyline strip).  Wow, I didn't realise till I started listing, this must be my record use of Die-namics on a single card!

Another MFT product I really love (and can't find any that match the quality) is the MFT Felt.  There's a host of colours and they are the BEST felt to use with the Die-namics.  It cuts perfectly everytime! On my card, I've used the Puff Cloud White felt for the Loopy Bloom and the background behind the PI girl.  Something I've not tried before, I embossed the white felt using an embossing folder for added texture to the background.  It's really hard to photograph to show the texture but hopefully you can see it..

I'm not big on buying embellishments, but I buy lots of Die-namics as I feel they are great investment for adding interest to my projects.  I have a scary list of them ;)

Thanks for taking to visit me today.

Have a "Die-namic" day!

Products used : My Favorite Things stamp set Pure Innocence "Are We There Yet?", MFT Die-namics Loopy Bloom, Eiffel Tower, Textile Rectangle, Foursome Mini Tabs, Perfect Bracket Edge, Little Open Scallop Strip border, Skyline Border and Solid Bracket Border, MFT Puff Cloud White Felt, Copic Markers, Memento Rich Cocoa, Red Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Studio Calico Abroad 6x6 pad, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Trim - Webster's Pages. 


MaxineD said...

Oh Kary she is so cute, and the way you have mounted her and used the dies all adds up to a fabulous card.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Kary!

How are you? I hope all is well with you!! We just returned from our wonderful cruise and I just checked out all the amazing cards that you posted!! You've been busy! :-D I love this one! Perfect for today, since we just returned, hi hi. Love the way you colored this cutie! It's perfect! Wishing you a die-namic day as well!!!

Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

A great card from a gal who loves to travel! All of your precious little details really make this card shine, Kary. And your coloring is PERFECT!! Looks like you really had fun with your MFT dies with this one. ;)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So adorable Kary! Love the way you colored that sweet PI image and that blossom is stunning!

Christine Ang said...

The girl really sets the mood for travelling. Love the flower on her hair and the cute little luggage bag.

Melody said...

Really cute Kary! I love how you added the Eiffel Tower!

Lisa Arana said...

eek she is real cute. love all that fabulous felt too.