Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Card with a Usable Surprise for SFYTT

I'm sneaking in with another card using I {Heart} 2 Stamp's November Sketch for You to Try.
You still have until the last day of the month to participate, and guest designers are selected from past participants.  So give it a whirl!!  And the sponsor this month is the Sweet Stamp Shop, so check out their site for some cute images.
When I saw the sketch this month, I was drawn to the tall panel on the right.  I had an idea stewing in the back of my mind, and I'm glad I was able to bring it to some fruition.  I used a great quote from Taylored Expressions' Mark Your Spot and cut out the bookmark shape with the die by the same name to create and laminate a removable/usable bookmark for the tall panel, and added the girl from My Favorite Things' ALM-Here's the Story set (which, unfortunately, just retired).  I paper pieced her pants (aren't they cute in plaid?) and the book, colored her hair, skin, and shoes with Copics, and fussy cut around her to perch her with dimensionals on the horizontal panel.  Simple design, but I love the colors and 3D-ness of the project.  And LOVE that the bookmark is functional and can be used for much longer than someone might keep the card around.

Papers are by MME, and twine is from The Twinery.  The small corner dies holding the bookmark in place at the bottom are from MFT's Die-namics.

2 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! Love how you used this sketch and the cute tag and image. Very clever.

terri foltz said...

Love this card! That bookmark is wonderful. Very clever and I love her pants!! She looks good in plaid!