Celebrations, Child, Technique, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…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!

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