When You Wish Upon a Star

Hi everyone.  :)  I’m back today with this week’s sketch from My Favorite Things.

I very much wanted to straighten that tag.  And slide it over to the right.  But I didn’t.  I behaved and stuck with the sketch.  :)

This week I’ve used one of our new Pure Innocence characters, Precious Little Lamb Upon a Star.

Using MFT’s “Tag, You’re It!” Die-namics, I die-cut two tags from tablet backing then one from white cardstock.  I stamped, colored and pieced my image, then sponged the edges using Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.  Darkening the edges and “wisping” the color toward the image help blend the white paper with the warmer patterns surrounding it while leaving the image crisp.  All layers were then adhered for a thicker chipboard-ish shape.  I used the same layering technique for the button, using MFT’s Button Quartet Die-namics.   

I stamped the sentiment on the inside, along with a silhouette of the little lamb stamped in Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.  The edges were sponged using the same ink.

As on the front, I added strips of Simply Scallops along the bottom.

You can find direct links to DT samples HERE on the MFT blog.  The info is also posted in the MFT Forum in SCS.  (Look for the most recent WSC thread numbered 45.)   And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day! 

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Little Lamb “Upon a Star” (Pure Innocence)  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Brushed Corduroy Distress   Paper: Papertrey Ink Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, Simple Stories “Generations” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (E40, E41, E43, R20, E15, E18, R89, YG91, YG93, YG95, E50, W3, BG70), MFT “Tag, You’re It,” “Simply Scallops” and “Button Quartet” Die-namics, jute string, tablet backing.   Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

19 Responses to When You Wish Upon a Star

  1. Ugh, this is SO CUTE!!! Perfect coloring of that sweet lamb! And way to stick with the sketch, ;)!!!

  2. This is absolutely PRECIOUS!!! Love the colors and thanks for taking the time to share all of the details! This little guy is on my wish list : )

  3. Oh wow! I LOVE your card! I love how you colored that sweet lamb! He looks so real!!!!

  4. Michele, this is sooo pretty! Love the papers you chose for this darling image.
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Oh Michele what SWEETNESS, it’s always a DELIGHT to stop by your blog!!~

  6. so darling Michele! love your coloring & gorgeous papers! i love how you made the diecuts thicker- they look awesome!

  7. This is AMAZING Michele! Your coloring is SPECTACULAR! LOVE!

  8. Stunning Michele! Both inside and out!! Lovely LOVELY paper!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

  9. What pretty colors! Cute lamb!!

  10. Ya, this is ok….might get published, might not!!! Might win an award for best card ever, might not….I might let it come to my house and sit on my mantel…might not!!! :)

  11. This is gorgeous! I don’t usually like using autumn (fall) colours for my Christmas cards coz we’re usually in the middle of a heat wave at that time of year – but maybe I will this year! He really is a cutie isn’t he!

  12. I love the paper used on this card and the colors are so comforting. Just can’t stop looking at it. Had not paid much attention to this stamp set until seeing what you did with it. Beautiful!

  13. hee hee….love that you stuck with the sketch :) It looks awesome. I love the warmth and the sweetness of the little lamb. Just a beautiful precious card, and such great coloring as always Michele!

  14. Very warm and adorable. What kind of a sewing machine do you use and is it right there in your craft area? John bought me a very small Singer machine a couple years ago but it stopped working. I do have a larger one but no room in my craft area for it and it’s a pain the the behind to get out and set up. I’m lazy! But I always love the stitching you do.

  15. Michele, this is darling! I love the rich warm colours and how you’ve shaded the image….it’s perfect!!

  16. This is simply delightful Michele! My sweet little lamb just arrived! Now I really can’t wait to play with him! LOVE these papers! Beautifully done! :D

  17. *sigh* this is AWESOME!

  18. This is adorable, Michele! I love the warm colours, and your colouring is perfect! Love his fur!

  19. I absolutely LOVE your card!

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