A super sweet crafty friend of mine, Candy (YT: Candy Tigs) is hosting a challenge asking folks to make uplifting cards for her sister who is battling cancer. According to Candy, her sister is a real “girly girl” so I thought this adorable Wryn from the Tiddly Inks stamp set called Friends Are Flowers would be perfect to make a sweet, feminine card.

20160215_050001I colored Wryn up with the following Copic colors and then fussy cut her out with a small white border:
Skin: E01, E11, E13 and R20
Hair: E55, 57 and 59
Shoes and striped shirt: C0, 1, 3, 5, 9
Pot of heart flowers: R81, 85, and 89
I paper pieced her dress with a red and pink floral sheet from the “lovebirds” Doodlebug Design collection and used C0, 3, and 5 to creates some depth and shadow.

I started with a plain white card stock for the card front, and I sprayed it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink and also took the cap off to sprinkle some of it in areas where I wanted to add a little extra visual interest.

Then I got out some of my favorite Diemond Dies: Top Note Labels 2, Swirly Flourish (from the new release), and Nesting Tag Die Set to build up some layers, using up the rest of that adorable 6×6 Doodlebug Designs paper for the tag and the reverse side of the paper for the matting on the top note backing for Wryn. I cut the swirls and the base top note out of plain white card stock so that it could give the eye a place to rest. But then I thought the top note base was too plain so I brought out my Simon Says Stamp Heart Parade die and cut out a section of it to add a little extra layer.

20160215_050026My readers can get 10% off and free worldwide shipping at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code: thankskristina

For the inside of the card, I used the super sweet sentiment and heart ornament from the My Favorite Things stamp set “You Have My Heart” and paper pieced the little heart with a tiny scrap of the Doodlebug paper (I had just enough and it makes my heart sing when things match! LOL). Because I had some bits of the Heart Parade die cut hearts left over, I cut apart a couple of them and some of the heart interiors to add a few hearts to the corners.

Lastly I added a new Spare Parts fabric covered brad at the top of the tag and a few clear sequins around the edges of the cluster as finishing touches.  I don’t think I’ve made a card in a while without those types of little extras. LOL

The following is a video sharing the Copic coloring of this image and the card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Love Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Sprtiz and Spray Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Something New Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black Anything Goes with a Stamp and Die Challenge
Card Mania Add Some Red Challenge – WINNER
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge – WINNER
Crafty Gals Corner Sweethearts Challenge
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #40 Challenge

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MFT Wednesday Sketch #267 Challenge
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