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Sunday, March 8, 2015



After traveling all last week, I am enjoying some stampy time this weekend.

My mom's birthday is next Saturday, so of course I need to get her card made and in the mail. Since I always like to see what Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch has for us on Sundays, I went to the new SSSC blog to check it out. It's a fun one this week where we get to pick a sketch from all the previous sketches. It was a hard choice, but I really wanted to use my new Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frame dies so I picked sketch #195.

This is not one of those 10 minute cards, LOL. Lots of coloring, paper piecing and die cutting, and boy, was it fun to make! I think mom will love it too.

I used some SU mini glue dots to glue the banner pieces and hair bow over the stamped image. They are just fat enough to give some dimension without being too high. After coloring her shoes with black and gray, I used my Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen to add some shine. I also used it on the white polka dots in the hair bow. After using my R20 Copic to color her cheeks, I used my white Gelly Roll pen to add white freckles.

The inside gingham frame is raised with foam tape to look like a true frame around a picture.

Here is the inside, much simpler.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Happy Banner set by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Pale Plum and XPress-It Blending card stocks and My Mind's Eye Kate and Co patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Strawberry Slush, White Gelly Roll pen
Other: Die-namics Rectangle Stitched Frame dies, Wink Of Stella pen, SU small banner punch, Doodlebug brad, the Big Shot, SU mini glue dots, foam tape

Thanks for looking in today,


  1. Saw your SWEET card in the SSSC gallery. Darling! :)

  2. ACK! Colleen, this is DARLING! First off, I LOVE the gingham paper, it makes me hopeful that Spring is almost here! FAB coloring on this sweet PI too! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!


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