Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sweet Treats for Avery!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday!!

Here is a card I created for my sweet Avery! She is going to be a ladybug for Halloween (I will be sure to post pics...she is going to look SO cute!), and I wanted her first Halloween card to be personalized!

Now...PLEASE don't go looking for a ladybug stamp over @ MFT!! I used the Pure Innocence Honey Bee set for my card, but did a bit of altering!! I have seen this done with images from The Greeting Farm, so I thought I would see if I could take this cutie and give her a ladybug costume instead of a bumble bee costume!!

I started by inking her up in Memento Tuxedo Black and before stamping her onto X Press It Blending Card, I, VERY carefully wiped the ink off from the stripes on her costume. I then stamped her and used a Copic Multiliner to draw in the circles for the ladybug dots and to also fix the lines of the image that I screwed up when removing ink (the Copic Multiliner is a MUST have in my opinion!).

Once I had her the way I wanted her, I colored her with Copic Markers. I added some shimmer to her wings with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen, and added an "A" to her Halloween basket using the Banner Day Alphabet, also from MFT!

I kept the layout SUPER simple, as I really wanted the focus to be on my image. I cut out and embossed the focal panel with Oval Nestabilities which I layered onto Scallop Oval Nestabilities. I then layered the entire focal panel over three layers of cardstock cut with Rectangle Nestabilities. I attached four of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles in red for a bit of pop.

The patterned paper is from Happy Halloween by Echo Park Papers, and I used the sentiment,
"Sweet Treats" from Pure Innocence Honey Bee, which I punched out using my Word Window Punch. I also added some red embroidery thread for a bit of embellishment.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Pure Innocence Honey Bee and Banner Day Alphabet from My Favorite Things
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Classic Red, X Press It Blending Card & Happy Halloween by Echo Park Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Rectangle Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Red Embroidery Thread and Foam Tape

Jodi

36 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet and cute!

Amber Hight said...

Adorable! And a perfectly executed alteration of that stamp! Love it!

Dawn Easton said...

Ha! Brilliant idea!! This is so cute!! Fabulous colouring my friend!

Heather Jensen said...

Very sweet. Such a special card for your little girl. Very creative on the stamping technique. It turned out perfectly. :)

Joy said...

this is cute cute cute jessie, love her as a ladybug!

Lori said...

Aren't you smart to turn bumble bees into lady bugs!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hehe!! My first thought was that MFT didn't have a ladybug PI Image! You're brilliant, my friend! So cute and I can't wait to see pics of your new little ladybug, Avery!!

ChristineCreations said...

oh gee wiz girl...I just LOVE her as a ladybug! So smart...and completely adorable

Rose Ann said...

This is sooooo cute, and I love all of the polka dots!! Adorable card, Jodi!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Clever you! Just brilliant!

Dana White said...

OMG this is so stinking cute - you are brilliant!! You'll have to show me her outfit AWK I can't believe you'll be able to "show me"!!!

Kerry J. said...

Aren't you a clever one?!! Love your ladybug and I bet your daughter will be even cuter!! Fabulous Jodi!

Kerri said...

Oh how creative!!! I love your little ladybug, and what a sweet keepsake for your baby girl! You totally rock!

Jami said...

oh my goodness this is adorable! Can't wait to see Avery as a ladybug!

Megan said...

Girl, girl, girl. This is brilliant. You're so smart!!! Love it all.

Crystal said...

OMG OMG OMG this is ADORABLE Jodi!!! LOVE IT GIRL!

Karen Motz said...

You're a ladybug genius! I totally thought this was a new PI image!!!!!!

Danni said...

Look at how super creative you are!! This is so adorable! Can't wait to see your little one as a ladybug!

Julie said...

Oh Jodie,this is so very cute,I love it.How is that cutie baby getting on? Julie.x

Kiwi Sarah said...

SO cute, I'm sure she will love that you made this for her when she is older.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh me, oh my! What a brilliant idea Jodi! It is absolutely delightful! I can't wait to try this (this set is in the mail on it's way to my house as I type!!) :D

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous job on altering this image Jodi!! Love it!!

Melody said...

So, So cute! What a cute idea to make her a lady bug!

texasjodylynn said...

Oh My Goodness. Brilliant. But now I want that stamp. LMBO I am considering ordering another one and trying to CUT the stripes out. LMAO Everything about this card is fab, from the innovation to the perfect coloring. You. Rock.

Allison said...

So cute! Fabulous way to alter the stamp! Love the polka dots in the back too!

Lisa H. said...

oh, no you didn't????! this is flippin' fabulous!!!! what a great idea, I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of PI lady bugs soon. you are so creative.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhhhh SWEET!

dpkennedy said...

How awesome is that! Love it Jodi, so cute! Can't wait to see Halloween pics!

Regina Mangum said...

So stinkin' cute, Jodi! You amaze me every day! XOXO

Christina Fischer said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! Can I be you in my next life?!? You are awesome! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, super cute, Jodi....what a great idea to create the lady bug and your coloring is over the top, as always!!!!

Corinna McGregor said...

Ohhhh if this isn't the sweetest, cutest card ever!

Julia Aston said...

How cute, cute, cute Jodi! Big congrats on little Avery!! what a wonderful addition to your little family!! Love how you altered the image- very clever!!

Barbara said...

How freakin' creative are you?? OMG! This is amazing!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally fab!!!

Joanne B. said...

Are you even kidding me? This is simply amazing!

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