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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sweet Little Princess

I made this card for a birthday party we're heading to this afternoon - our friend Savannah is turning 2. We haven't seen her parents in a loonnggg time, they've been living in France. And actually, we've never even met Savannah (and they have not met Carter), so we cannot wait to see them! Only thing is - I have absolutely no idea if Savannah is a little princessy girlie-girl or not. Oh well! I had fun making the card regardless! I took today's photo with the flash on, something I don't usually do - it captured all the sparkle much better! I went a little nuts with the glitter on this card! The thing I don't like about using the flash, though, is that it completely distorted the color of the ribbon. IRL it's not nearly as hot pink, it matches the colors of the card much better! And by the way, the ribbon is totally yummy reversible May Arts - I ordered it from Verve Visual. This sweet little stamp was part of a cheap kid's set at Michael's - I couldn't resist it! The thing is - it's truly the worst stamp I've ever used! The rubber felt weird - really hard - and they did an awful job on the stamp - see all the extra lines that shouldn't be there? Like the line of her skirt going across her arm? Ugh. Her crown was a complete mess - which is exactly why I decided to hide it as much as possible with glitter! Not that I expect SU quality in the cheap bins at Michael's, but c'mon people! It's like they designed her and then forgot to delete some lines before sending her off to the factory. She's so cute, she deserves better! :-) Anyway... I like her regardless of the stray lines. I colored her in with my prismacolors and baby oil, used purple, silver & stardust stickles, and coated the scalloped background with glue & dazzling diamonds glitter. I made this card last night in my jammies, and I can't use dazzling diamonds without getting it all over me, so I'm sure it's now in my sheets too! The DP is retired SU - last year's Valentine's pack. I think I should have done something with the bottom half of the card, but I was stumped - so I just left it. What would you have done??? This is why I should always stamp with sketch challenges handy...! Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Stamps: Princess by Delta Creative
  • Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, SU DP
  • Ink: Black StazOn
  • Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, stumps, Purple, Silver & Star Dust Stickles, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Marvy scallop punch, A*muse bling, May Arts ribbon

17 comments:

  1. Libby, you should be proud! You took a 'not so great stamp' and made it totally shine!! I probably wouldn't have even noticed the flaws from the stamp, if you hadn't pointed it out. I LOVE all the pretty sparkle and yummy ribbon! Terrific!!

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  2. Wow! What you can do with a "not so great" stamp! This card is fantatic!! I love all the sparkles but I am also a girly-girl! ;) Great job!

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  3. Ahhhh this is just precious!!!

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  4. CUTE! I am sure she will love it. All that glitter and velvet...ohhhh so pretty.

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  5. I would have added some stamped hearts to the bottom to finish it off, but i think it looks nice this way too.

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  6. wow this is so adorable .and pink ,Dawnx

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  7. This is so fabulous! Love all the sparkle, and it's adorable - even if there are a few extra lines in there. :)

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  8. It just feeds into my theory that a great stamper can take any stamp and make it shine, its all a matter of coloring and layout to hide flaws.

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  9. Well, I think this is just adorable and I wouldn't change one thing about it! If that stamp is as bad as you say -- and I trust that it is -- you certainly made a silk purse out of a sow's ear! Good job, girlfriend! Hope you're feeling well, and I'm waiting impatiently for your post about your SmARTworks stamps -- I've never tried those, and I only need a tiny bit of enabling to make the plunge! Hugs!

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  10. This is totally sweet, Libby! You did a super job of disguising the flaws of the stamp with all that fabulous glitter and beautiful coloring. I think the layout is great, especially with that pretty paper and ribbon. I love the way satin ribbon ties so nicely. You made a beautiful bow with it!

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  11. Woooww.. totally looove this card!! You should be sooo proud of it!!! GORGEOUS!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  12. love love love this card libby, what am amazing job!!! and if you hadn't have mentionned the extra lines i would never have noticed them!

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  14. Hi Libby! Glad to meet a fellow imaginestamper!! Have added you to my blog - love your card - amazing what you did with a not so great stamp!! I'll be back to visit soon!

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