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Monday, August 30, 2010

MFT Teaser Day 3--Princess Pure Innocence

Well, this would be Day 3 of Teasers from My Favorite Things. What do ya'll think so far? Have you been checking out all the blogs with the cards and projects on them? Oh my word, they are fabby! Today is Pure Innocence Day (should be an official holiday, if you ask me).

There are 3 new ones coming out this Wednesday, Sept. 1st! This one is called (simply) Princess, but there is also Honey Bee and Superboy. When I made this card, I had just finished my Tiny Town Halloween card from Saturday's post, so I was still in kind of a "spooky" mood and I got to figuring out how I could make her more of a "Witchy Princess". So I found some Halloween paper from last year that I used on one of my favorite MFT and Dirty Dozen projects ever and started paper piecing. Here you can see all the pieces I cut out and for what parts. Sometimes ya'll'd like a visual, right? I had been out of my adhesive roll for my Xyron Sticker maker, but I was sure glad I had gotten a refill before this project! After I "dressed" her, I used some black Stickles to go over the lacing, her hat, the trim on her sleeves and then added the stripe at the bottom of her dress (again using artistic license to create!).

Hey did ya'll notice the little notched flag behind the star of the show? I told ya'll I was going to use it again after having done it on another flowery card the other day. I'm loving how that looks and it's so easy to add it for a little "sump'm-sump'm"! I wanted to do sump'm a little different for the inside. I've seen a lot of borders for the bottoms of the insides of cards (like my card yesterday), but not too many with a border up top, so I cast a little spell on it and moved it up top, continuing the same flag strip under the sentiment. And did ya'll notice I used the Oval Chain Border Die-namic die, too? It's from last month's release, but it's still a MUST HAVE!

Ok, that's all for now. My mom had a car wreck over the weekend (she's fine--she rear ended someone) and I need to jump in the shower and be "on call" in case she needs me to take her to the body shop or get a rental, etc. Poor thing!

But before ya'll go, I have to remind ya'll to be sure and go to Kim's blog today for the latest list of DT members who are making magic with their new Pure Innocence stamps today! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win some MFT goodies, too!

SUSIE Q-TIP: You may not have noticed in the middle picture above where I'm showing the paper piecing that I had already colored all the parts of my image that were not going to be paper pieced and gave her a little pop by using my Copic BV31 around parts of her body for shadowing. There is a method to my madness. It's important to do your coloring first before sticking down any of your paper piecing (even though it's really hard to wait because you just KNOW how cute it will look all done up!). Sometimes, well most of the time, patterned papers (especially freshly cut edges) will absorb the marker ink like there's no tomorrow and you will ruin your project. You WILL have to start all over and you DON'T want to cut all that stuff out again, right? Amen.

Stamps: Princess (Pure Innocence Line from My Favorite Things)
Paper: Black, More Mustard, White Perfect Panels (MFT), The Spider's Web (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Oval Chain Border Die-namics Die (MFT), Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Circle Punches, Copic Markers, Black/White Polkadot Ribbon, Rimmed Rhinestone Flatbacks (Pizzazzaplenty), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2, but the oval sticks up about an inch


  1. Oh wow, that is SO adorable. She looks so regal in those rich colors. :)

  2. Super cute!! Love the colours and also the details on your card.

  3. A great color scheme - the damask adds a bit of drama!

  4. Your card is awesome - really like the paper piecing!

  5. You are MAGIC with cards!!!! LOL

    This is AWESOME and TOTALLY agree about coloring first... UGH! Been there done that.... I always have a uncolored area I cant get to after the paper is put on! Grrr...

    This is a FANTASTIC card and EEEK... I have that DP SOMEWHERE!!!!!

    Now, go take care of your MAMA! Glad to hear she wasn't hurt!

  6. Very CUTE Susie =) Love your elegant color scheme too and the cute li'l notched flag! I'll have to try that soon! *Ü*

    Hope you're doing okay. Been thinking of y'all lately. HUGS!

  7. Adorable!! Love the papers and how you made the "tail" of her hat and "cone" different. Inside is great!!

  8. This is just CUTE!! Great paper choices!!

  9. how cute! she looks like she can be hanging around the renaissane festival. btw, so glad Eric is doing well!

  10. Super Job!!! Love the detaols. Really make it stand out.

  11. Oh! Is she ever a princess! LOVE this!

  12. I love the notches too - nice touch - wonderful card - the colors are great ... I have a soft spot for paper piecing!

  13. Beautiful paper piecing on this little princess.

  14. Very cute I like that you made her into a halloween costume. Really cute.

  15. thanks for the tip on colouring and love the paper piecing. The card is spookily wonderful!

  16. Wonderful card, reminds me of paper dolls...showing my age:)

  17. ooo, gonna go searching for your DD project. This is really cute and YES, your tip is very wise, I've learned that one the hard way,too. Love this.

  18. WOW! Love all your paper piecing! Great card and adorable image :o)

  19. This is fabulous!! You always have perfect details and embellies! :)

  20. She is so witchy! Darling. I like the xyron idea--I think I have one of those contraptions somewhere. :)

  21. ohhh I am sooo lovin' this card!! Great artistic license!!! Anytime!!! :)



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