Saturday, February 14, 2009

Final Shirley's 2 Girls . . . for a while, anyways!!

This is the last of my Shirley's 2 Girls images and since it's "technically" a Valentine image, I thought I'd go ahead and post it here today. It is, however, an image that I think can be used for other occasions other than Valentine's Day. Don't you think so, too? I kind of cased a darling birthday card that my friend, Terri, gave me (see it again, HERE). But when I started cutting everything out, I realized that I wasn't going to have room for the sentiment that goes with the stamp. Crap!! So, I said to myself, "Self, there HAS to be a way to include the sentiment that would be fun and innovative." And sure enough, I figured out a fun and innovative way to include the sentiment (cause I'm smart like that)!! It's sort of like a slider card. The sentiment is hidden behind the main image frame, it's encased in foam mounting tape, and it slides out by pulling on the flower. Isn't that just BRILLIANT?!! I'm pretty sure I didn't invent this little technique, but I'm still going to pat myself on the back for figuring this out. Ultimately, I ended up printing the sentiment out on the computer, because I just couldn't get it to fit otherwise. Anyway, I paper-pieced Gracie's Dress (the image is called Gracie With Balloons), as well as her leggings and sleeves. I colored the rest of her with Copic Markers and added some much needed bling (because every Valentine needs to have bling, don't you think?), and VOILA!!

Here's a picture with the sentiment pulled out. Am I just brilliant, or what?!! Okay, that's probably it for me for awhile. Terri's coming over to play on Monday, but after that no more crafting for me for a while. Gotta clean house for my brother-in-law's arrival. I believe that the fabulous ladies at Shirley's 2 Girls are designing some adorable Doggie images, so if you're a doggie lover, stay tuned!! I believe that they'll be released March 1st, and hopefully they send some my way so that I have something more to play with!





Stamps: Gracie With Balloons (SG 28 Shirley's 2 Girls)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Sweet Blush CS (PTI), Rose Red CS, Green Apple CS (Poptone), Lovey DP (Luxe Designs), Stamper's Select White CS (PTI)
Accessories: Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Foam Mounting Tape, Tag (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals, White Eyelet, Crop-A-Dile, Green Polka Dot Ribbon (American Crafts), Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome Gracie card. Love the paper piecing, fun colors and DSP. And, of course I love all the scallops.

Jaspere said...

This is so great. Its a definite image for a birthday, thinking of you, get well, etc....I see plenty of opportunities with this one.

{Sarah Coyle} said...

wow this is great! LOVE the polka dots!!

Janet said...

Karolyn - this is so cute and I just love how you have the sentiment slide out from behind the picture. Absolutely wonderful.

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Janet

Michelle said...

This is awesome, Karolyn! I love the pull-out sentiment, and the paper-piecing is fabulous!

Leigh said...

I love the pull out sentiment. The stamp does lend itself well to paper piecing too.

Julie Jacobs said...

What a beautiful, fun card!!

Justine said...

Brilliant. I absolutely love it

Jackie (Sweetest Girls) said...

Wonderful card!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

luv the pull out, I luv the image..sooo very cute....your coloring is fantastic! *~*

Scrapping Julie said...

so adorable. i love the coloring you did.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH I just love the paper piecing on her dress!! So cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thanks so much Karolyn for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!