…You make lemonade right? This little girl from Pure Innocence (PI) from My Favorite Things (MFT) is just the cutest. And with Valentine’s day coming up, I thought she would be perfect!
Unfortunately, she is retired but there are a lot of other great ones you can check out here. And the newest release coming in a few days… oh…my… they just need to take all my money now.
I started by stamping her onto white cardstock with black ink. I then colored her with alcohol markers. I used some different brands but I can list the yellow’s that I used: Y11, Y13, Y15, and YR 24. It creates a great blend with lots of dimension. I then used the coordinating die to cut her out.
For the background, I ink “smooshed” Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock. I did also spray some Dylusions “Lemon Zest” ink spray for some added bright yellow color. In my stash, I had some type of shimmer spray that was also added to the background. When the panel was dry, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a panel and backed it with pink cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment using clear ink and white embossing powder onto a small strip of black cardstock, then heat set. I cut a small notch at one end to create a flag. I adhered the strip to the panel with some very thin black foam tape I had in my stash. I added the little girl to the panel, just above the sentiment, so it would give her some ground to stand on.
For a finishing touch, yellow gems from my stash were added to the background (almost like bubbles). I really thought this gave it a little more interest and flow to the design. The finished panel was added to an A2 side folding white card base.
I hope you enjoyed this bright and happy little card for today. According to the groundhog, spring is coming early so lets really hope he is right!