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Sep 3, 2009

A Sweet Character Stamp... or is it?

My friend, Michele, recently purchased a cute little image and then posted the card she made with it on her blog.  Well... I consider much of what she puts on her blog my personal shopping list, so it was as good as paid for as soon as I saw it!  Not only does she manage to find cute things, but then she uses them so well, and... well... I am WEAK, so I buy them too.  LOL  When I gave her a good "talking to" about constantly enabling me, I think she wanted to transfer all my energy elsewhere, so she asked if I wanted to use the same image as her and post on the same day as a fun "stamping friend same day posting".  (Great unofficial name, huh?)  LOL

Today, Michele and I are using THIS image. You might notice that I keep mentioning "image", well believe it or not this is a DIGI STAMP. You buy it, download it and print it out. The process was easy, but I must say I really do prefer stamps. I like having all the options of wonderful things you can do with stamps, but sometimes you just have to step outside of what you normally do and I am happy that I did.
I printed out the image on ivory card stock and then colored it with Copic markers.  I didn't have a huge problem with smearing, but there was a *little* smearing with her pants. 
Some design details I don't want you to miss:
  • Corduroy pants were made by coloring the image first, then cutting a piece of grosgrain ribbon, dabbing it with colorless blender solution from Copic and dabbing on her pants.  The colorless blender is actually like an ink remover and it "stamped" the grosgrain pattern on her pants.
  • To make her dress polka dotted, I used a white gel pen to draw in all the dots and then let them dry.  THEN, I colored over them with my Copic marker.  The white dots resist the Copic ink and you are left with a fun result.  I have read NOT to color over other mediums with Copics, but mine came out just fine and I would do it again. :)
  • I gave her red, patent-leather shoes by going over her colored shoes with a Sakura clear glaze pen.  I also coated the heart on her shirt with it.
  • Edges were all distressed using PTI's distress ink in Chamomile.
  • To "ground" her, I punched a oval through a piece of copy paper that had been folded into quarters and then used that as a stencil to color in a oval shape with my Copic markers.  It worked really well.  Make sure you fold it up though, because Copics will bleed right through single layer copy paper.
See that pretty trim?  Michele gave it to me for my birthday. :)  THANK YOU again, Michele!  I looooooove it. :)  It is SO dainty and pretty!
Here is a close-up of my button accents.  I threaded them on with twine and tied two little dainty bows on them. 
Remember, (if you haven't already) RUN over to Michele's blog and see what SHE made with the image!  It is SURE to be awesomely CUTE, because EVERYTHING she makes is fantastic!  Can you "hear" my excitement?  LOL  Look at all those caps!  I am shouting it from the rooftop... ok... click HERE to be re-directed to her blog. :)
Stamps: PTI Mega Mixed Messages, digi stamp: Pure Innocence
Ink: PTI Chamomile
Paper: PTI cream, chocolate, October Afternoon Cherry Hill
Accessories: SU buttons, twine, Nesties, Copic markers, white gel pen, Sakura glaze pen, word window punch, square punch, Webster's Pages trim, SU brads, red line dimensionals, Janome sew mini, cream heavy duty thread, clear Spica glitter pen, colorless blending solution (Copic)


  1. This is gorgeous Jody - love the idea of patent shoes.
    Lesley x

  2. So sweet!! Love the paper with that image. And the corduroy pants - genius!!!

  3. Super card, Jody, so many wonderful little details. That image is A-dorable!!

  4. Oh she is darling Jody, thanks for the tips!!

  5. Oh man! I KNEW I had apple paper somewhere and couldn't remember where or what brand it was! DOH! lol. LOVE this, Jody, especially her pants! You're a genius! This was fun! And you're too kind. Thanks for the compliments (blushing).

  6. Oh, you girls just drive me crazy with your cuteness! This is just adorable, I'm thinkin'...mebbe I need this, too?!

  7. LOVE IT!!! You, Michelle and Tammi are going to drain my bank account I tell you!!! I Must get a few of these girls!

  8. Get out! LOL! I love her pants!! You are brilliant! I know I tell you that often, but are! Will have to try that out!

  9. Adorable Jody, love how you colored her pants and dress!!

  10. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! That image is so charming and the Apple paper is fabulous along with all your great embellishments.

  11. This is SO cute! I love your Copic tricks!!! Perfect!

  12. The corduroy/ribbon/Copic trick is GENIUS!

  13. Oh my gosh this is so adorable! And that paper is so perfect. Love how you did the pants.. very cool.


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