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Oct 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!!

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

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

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  9. 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"!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. 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!!

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

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  32. Are you even kidding me? This is simply amazing!

    Congratulations you're on of this week's Our Favorite Finds on the MFT Blog!

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