Just a Note to Say…It’s sketch time!

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another fun sketch with My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club!

This week I’ve used one of our latest releases from the Pure Innocence line, Violin Girl.

My girl is stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and paper-pieced.  The flowers were die-cut using Fringed Perennial Die-namics (minus the fringe).  And the flourishes were cut using Fancy Flourish Die-namics.    I wanted to cut them from the turquoise-ish “patterned paper” but I didn’t have enough.

So instead, I die-cute from cream cardstock, leaving the die-cut in the paper.

I then colored with a coordinating Copic.  (It doesn’t have to be neat.)

And then removed the piece from the cardstock.  You may have done this before, but the thought had never occurred to me so I thought I’d share… just in case it’s helpful to someone.  :)

On the inside, I added my “little note” (as indicated on the front).  The “love you” is from Pure Innocence Flower Girl.

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 59.)   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 “Violin Girl” and “Flower Girl” (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand    Paper:  Prism Candleglow Medium, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline “Dolled Up”  (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, E11, R20, E31, E33, E35, E37, Y21, BG49, W00, W1, W3, BG70), MFT Fringed Perennial and Fancy Flourish Die-namics, Paper Studio trim, buttons, string, foam boosters.   Finished size 5″ x 5″.

12 responses to “Just a Note to Say…It’s sketch time!

  1. AMAZING color combination Michele! And thanks for the fabulous die cut coloring tip!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  2. OH that is so brilliant coloring your flourish to match your paper! I love how you sewed on the sentiment flag and your PI is just so cute!

  3. Another clever tip! I’ve coordinated all sorts of things with Copics but I never thought to leave the die cut in place while I colored. This is an adorable card!

  4. So AWESOME!!! Love your work so much.

  5. Brilliant idea for the flourish! I’ve never thought of that. And I love her paper pieced dress and sweet yellow tights!

  6. OMGoodness…..LOVE the combo of papers and colors! This is ADORABLE, Michele!

  7. sooooo pretty! and your coloring tip is perfect. it’s a great touch to the card.

  8. Jennifer Partridge


    It’s really hard for me to comment from my phone, but I was so excited-it was worth the extra attempts! 😉

    THANK YOU so much for the wonderful tip!!! :) I used to do things like that with my Stampin’ Up markers. I am just starting my Copics collection (thanks to a Michael’s 50% off coupon this week), so I will definitely have to try this!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful card,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  9. everything about this card is adorable! love the lace and the flourishes! and her dress …lovely!

  10. What a beautiful card! Great idea to colour the flourish to match, will have to try that!

  11. AWESOME trick with the flourish Michele! GENIUS!

  12. That’s a great tip with colouring the flourish Michele! Thanks for sharing! This is a beautiful card! I love the colour combo!

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