Well hello!! It feels like I've been away from my blog forever! I took a little trip out of town and have been busy with Christmas preparations - as I'm sure you have as well. It was so nice to take some "me" time and create these cards to share with you for tonight's VIP Collection New Product Tour. We have another Pure Innocence Collection for you this month, you may remember that last month was the first time it was offered. I know this one will sell out lightning fast too, so you'll definitely want to head over to the MFT store to purchase yours right HERE.
I paired Pure Innocence Jump For Joy with some October Afternoon Sidewalks papers and this month's Sketch For You To Try. I stamped this cutie on some X-Press It blending cardstock cut with the Tag You're It die. I paper pieced her cute little dress and did a bit of shading with my warm grey copi8cs and coloured her collar and belt with a R24 copic. I decided to split one of the sentiments from the Exclusive VIP Sentiment set and stamped the first half on one of the Mini Tabs Foursome dies. I also used the new Rolled Scallop Flower that is included in the VIP collection with some felt and added it to the bottom of my card. I also added some leaves cut with the Upsy Daisy leaves die for embellishment. You may also notice the larger size die from the Dainty Doily Duo as one of my layers.
I put the rest of my sentiment inside the card along with a portion of the image. I ran a piece of patterned paper cut with the Little Open Scallop Strip die along the bottom as well.
Isn't this new flower gorgeous? I must admit that I doctored these flowers a bit though. Let me show you how.
Once I rolled my flower, I decided it was a little bigger than what I wanted for this card. I think the size is fabulous, but I really wanted to create a cluster without taking away from the main image. So I started rolling the flower and when I felt like the size was appropriate, I stopped and cut the felt. I used some liquid glue to secure the flap to the side of the rolled flower. Easy peasy!
The full size flower is on the far left. This is what it looked like rolled with my felt. And next to it are the three I made with partial portions of the die. They each took about half the original flower (so one flower die cut actually gave me two flowers).
I also decided to make another card with Pure Innocence Plane Amazing. I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Fun Day papers and again decided to use the same sketch. I used another of the tabs from Mini Tabs Foursome Dies and again I selectively inked the sentiment from the Exclusive VIP sentiment set (I didn't ink the "You're"). I used the little plane die that comes with the You Move Me Die set for embellishment as well.
I stamped a sentiment from the set inside as well as the image again in Memento London Fog ink. I also cut some patterned paper with the Wonky Scallop Border die - to mimic clouds.
So how about a little last minute Christmas shopping for yourself? You'll find the collection right HERE. And to see links to all the designers sharing products with you tonight, head over to Kim's blog. Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow for the MFT sketch.