Friends Forever

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s sketch time with My Favorite Things.  🙂

This week I decided to dig a bit through my older Pure Innocence sets.  There are quite a few I haven’t used in ages, but today, this one caught my attention. I used A Cart Full of Friends along with Fishtail Flags and Small Scallop Border Die-namics, Hot Fudge heavyweight cardstock and X-Press It Blending Card.

After stamping and coloring with Copics, I pieced the shirt, adding shadow with W1 and W3 markers.

Adding shadow to paper-pieced parts is something that is often forgotten or overlooked, but I think it makes a big difference.  Here it looks as though I pieced in the sleeve and arm separately but I didn’t.  It’s all one piece.  I used a kraft knife to cut out the arm from the dotted paper, so the colored arm shows through.  I ran a black marker around all cut edges of the green dotted paper before adhering to the image then added the shadows with the grays.

On the inside I stamped the image a second time using Desert Sand ink and added the sentiment.  The word “Sending” is from Better Get Better with the remainder of the sentiment from A Cart Full of Friends.

<—Here’s the sketch if you’d like to play along. You can find direct links to more samples HERE.  And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC91, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.  More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!  🙂

Stamps:  My Favorite Things A Cart Full of Friends and Better Get Better (Pure Innocence)  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand    Paper:  MFT Hot Fudge heavyweight cardstock, X-Press It Blending Card, Farmhouse Paper Company “Sugar Hill” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E11, E13, R20, Y21, E31, E33, E35, E55, E57, E59, E41, E42, YG91, W00, W1, W3, Y000, Y0000), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Mini Scallop Border and Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, buttons, string, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

10 responses to “Friends Forever

  1. She looks so sweet! Love the colors and fall feel to your card.

  2. I love the papers and colours on here! What an adorable card Michele!!

  3. So sweet. Papers are perfect for this stamp set!

  4. Oh what an adorable card Michele! I LOVE that sweet image! Thanks for the inspiration and enabling 🙂

  5. Eeks!!! So so SO cute inside and out!!!!!

  6. Oh this is such a sweet card, Michele! I love this PI A Card Full of Firends, stamp and you have coloured and pieced it perfectly…WOW! I love the grass that you drew too! Gorgeous, as always!

  7. Just darling, love the wagon and your paper piecing of her outfit!! Perfect papers!

  8. Such a beautiful card. Love the colors and papers you paired together. The black backing makes it all pop. You colored this image beautifully too!


  9. So so cute, Michele!!! I have had that stamp forever and never used it. Ack! Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Hi Michele, I just acquired this stamp set. How did you get the bear and bunny to stamp over the wagon? Or did you paper piece their bodies?

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