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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Teaser Day 4 from My Favorite Things


Well, I've sure been busy (as a bee) with this release, eh? My Favorite Things' March release is one of the best so far this year and I just can't stop playing with all the fun new sets. Like this one...Bee Yourself from one of our fabulous illustrators, Claire Keay. I love the scruffy look to that little kid in costume.


So to go along with the "scruffy" look, I decided to NOT blend my Copics as much as I usually try to do and make it a little more blotchy looking in the darker areas. It almost gives it a watercolor effect and is totally fun to try for a change! I used another new Die-namics die called Dizzy Border (that has a matching Doily that will make you squeal!) Do you see it? I liked the way it looked behind my little buzz-a-roo, so I made several borders, glued them onto my aqua circle and trimmed off the excess before gluing it to the brown scalloped piece. Kind of looks like honeycomb I think! Anyway, something a little different and a fun way to use ANY border die. Here's a look at the Dizzy Border Die-namics die in its entirety:


Ok, well I'm going to buzz on outta here and go bee a bother to Eric for a while. Be sure and fly on over to Kim's blog for the daily link list of all the design girls who've got cuteness to share today! Don't forget to leave lots of comments on the blogs...there's a prize hidden somewhere along the journey.


SUSIE Q-TIP: Someone in my previous post had commented and asked me what my tension is set on for sewing on cardstock with my sewing machine. Well, I don't know if this will be helpful or not as there are all sorts of machines out there and they each have a "mind of their own" as to how they act with different materials. I have a Babylock run of the mill machine that I SAVED and SAVED for (it was $99) when I was first starting out on my own, so that was about 20 years ago! As ya'll can probably see from some of the looser stitches it loves to make, it needs a tune-up. However, it's been a GREAT machine and has sewn hundreds of miles of stitches. So for what it's worth, it's set somewhere between 5 and 6, closer to 5.

Stamps: Bee Yourself (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, White, Aqua Mist (PTI), Little Girl (Echo Park)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Dizzy Border Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Circle and Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Rhinestone Brads, Yellow Stripe Ribbon (Maya Road), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2

26 comments:

  1. Love your background sentiment stamping! Adorable!

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  2. look at you using that die as a background, totally rockin'!

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  3. Really cute - I like how you stamped the background especially.

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  4. love the color choices and pop of yellow ribbon. thos Die-namics are pretty cool!

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  5. Hi Susan,
    What a fun way to use your border dynamics. I love it, and all the other little details on your fun card.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very cool look; I love how you've offset the new doily die behind our Bee-let.

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  7. eeeekkkk! This is the cutest! I adore the die border behind your little bee and I love the repetitive stamping on the background panel.

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  8. Oh my . . . I love how you used that die as a background. What an amazingly creative mind you have. Gorgeous!

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  9. I love this image, he's just so adorable! Your card is beautiful, love how you used the die!

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  10. Susan I love all of the layers on your cards. I love how you used the new die, I totally think it looks like honeycomb!

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  11. I always love your tips! TFS I also love the way you stamped "sayings" to create background paper.

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  12. I love how you made the circle background--very creative!

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  13. that is so adorable and I love your stitching

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  14. Great card, love the layout and your coloring!

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  15. Very cute card! I love the way you used the new die!

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  16. This is a very pretty card. Love the browns & then you threw in the yellow to brighten it up. Very Very Pretty.

    TFS
    Candyce

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  17. Very sweet - thanks for sharing! ;-)

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  18. Very cute--I like how you used the border die.

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  19. I thought honey combs too, girl!! LOVE this!!

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  20. that was me that asked about your sewing Susie! Thanks so much! your card rocks!!

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  21. oh, my! this is soooo, so cute. love how you always find a great, unique way to use those die-namics. fabby card!

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