I decided to ink up Charlotte this week...I have been so obsessed with all the fantastic new release images that I have left the poor girl neglected in the bottom of my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps stash! So, it's her turn to shine this week! Charlotte is a favourite of mine. I just adore her quirkiness, and her, ahem, "well-loved" dolls. Are you ever guilty of that...ignoring your older stamps in place of that new shiny rubber?? Fess up ladies...I know you're out there!
LOL...ok, guilt trip time is over! On to the details!! I picked up this fantastic sheet of paper from KaiserCraft last weekend. Oh, how I LOVE orange on a card, and yet I seldom use it! So when I saw this paper, it immediately went into my basket. With all the white outside, we need a shock of bright colour to lift our spirits, right? My usual card making process is to pick my paper out first, so I coloured Charlotte in coordinating colours with my Copic markers. I used some SU cardstock I had kicking around for the cardbase and to mat the layers. The ribbon is from American Crafts and the "sentiment" is a dollar store find. I also used some Prima Hydrangeas with buttons as the flower centres and finally added a few rhinestones for a bit of pizazz!
Silly me...I just picked up a brand new border punch last weekend which would have been perfect for this card. However, I COMPLETELY forgot about it while assembling the card, duh! It would have been perfect to spruce up the edge of that yellow layer...sigh. As I used a VERY permanent glue to adhere the layers, there was NO chance of lifting it off, so it will stay "unpunched". Lesson learned: Get ALL supplies you plan to use out before you assemble, especially if your brain is a sieve like mine!! lol
Time to hop on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Krafty Girls have made this week. Trust me...they are FANTASTIC!! Then, ink up those Kraftin' Kimmie images, tie some bows and pull out those buttons!! (if you do not yet own any of Kimmie's awesome stamps, you can check out her store here) Make sure to link up your entry for the chance to win "Puppy Love", the image Andrea used on her card this week!
Oh, and you will want to make sure to check in with all the Krafty Girls starting on Tuesday March 2, 2010 because there is something VERY exciting coming!! You know, if you sign up as a follower on the Challenge Blog (as well as on all the Krafty Girl's blogs), you will always be up to date on all the news at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Trust me, you will NOT want to miss out on what we have planned for next week...you will LOVE it!!
See you back tomorrow!!
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, "Charlotte"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Paper: Neenah, SU, KaiserCraft, My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Prima Hydrangeas, Basic Grey buttons, American Crafts ribbon, Dollar store trinket, flat backed rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles
Tools: Bow Easy, Nestabilites Labels 8