Thanks so much for stopping by! I love getting a jump on Christmas cards and this little cutie moved right up to the top of my list. I dug into my Christmas stash and went through some patterned paper. When I saw the green plaid I immediately wanted to use that for her dress. Then I ran into a snafu…have you ever not done a technique in so long that you forget how? That is what happened to me! Embarrassing but in case any of you out there experience this now you know you’re not alone. Thank goodness my friend was hanging out close by and when I mentioned that I really wanted to paper piece her dress but couldn’t she laughingly reminded me how. As soon as she reminded me I felt so silly but we got a good laugh out of it!

Here is a quick run down of what I did:

  • Nice List stamp from MFT
  • patterned Christmas paper from PhotoPlay (Mad for Plaid from last year’s release)
  • using my Tim Holtz stamp platform I stamped the Pure Innocence girl with Lawn Fawn’s Jet Black which is waterproof and alcohol marker safe
  • I colored her in with my Copic markers and Teresa gave me a tip after I paper pieced her dress that I didn’t know about…she said to take a dark grey marker and color around the dress parts that I paper pieced to soften the edges so that the dress doesn’t look like it’s floating on top of her, brilliant!
  • the sentiment was stamped in VersaFine since it gives such a crisp look
  • wanting her shoes to look like patent leather (the shiny ones from my childhood) I covered them in glossy accents
  • lastly I used silver glossy dots from Pink & Main to add a finishing touch

MFT’s Pure Innocence stamps are just that perfect mix of sweet and cute, and I am smitten with them! Now to make more Christmas cards!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my post I hope you get the chance to craft today. A little or a lot just some time for what you want to do. Have a great day!

Kim 🙂