I wanted to make her a military pilot, with flair. She IS a girl after all...
I went in with a very specific idea about how the card was going to look and what supplies to use. I was dead-set on using the adorable map patterned paper from Pink Paislee and I was doubly dead-set on using the adorable dog tag embellishments. There is a CUTE story behind them, so read on...
I like the play on words for the sentiment. I wanted to add a bit of a "mechanical" feel, so I studded the sentiment panel with teeny brads (Michaels - they come in a metallic variety pack - TIP: pay your children to sort them for you so you have all the silver brads together. It makes life easier and they like cash!)
She is colored with Copic markers. I stamped her a second time, colored her flight goggles, and adhered them with thin glue dots to add a bit of dimension to them.
Here are the adorable dog tag embellishments. I used the tags that read "beauty" and "forever". My hubby said they didn't really "fit" the look of the card, but I maintain that female pilots can be girly (right, Karen M.?).
Speaking of my hubby... let me tell you the story of these adorable dog tag embellishments. My family and I took a trip to Disneyland about 4 years ago. On the drive home, I really wanted to visit the store Recollections, but it was an hour out of the way. My hubby said he didn't mind and found his way there. I LOVED the store. There was stuff EVERYWHERE. My hubby followed me as I looked around. There were quite a few things that caught my eye. If I thought it was REALLY cute and was considering buying it, I would take it off the shelf and check the price. The dog tags came in a metal tin with quite a few of them and it was $20. As cute as they were, I couldn't bring myself to buy them, so I put them back on the shelf. This went on for probably an hour, and by the time I was ready to check out, I had maybe $20 worth of stuff. As I was about to pay, hubby says to the cashier, "wait, please add this stuff also", and proceeds to grab item after item out of his cargo shorts pockets and lay them on the counter. EVERYTHING I said was cute went in his pockets. One of those items was the sweet dog tags. Hubby said he wanted the trip to be worth it, and I probably wouldn't ever be there again so he wanted me to have everything I wanted. Just typing it out makes me teary-eyed all these years later. :) Wasn't that sweet of him?
I added Sakura Clear Glaze Pen to her flight goggles. The chain for the dog tags was purchased some time ago at a local stamp store.
Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
- You can attend the New Release Party on January 3rd from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3rd at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on January 3rd just before the release party, on the MFT blog.