Monday, December 5, 2011

My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence Teaser Time!!

It's here!  It's here!!  I know it's been hard to wait but it's PI Teaser Day!!  YAY!!!  I am previewing two of the seven...yes, I said SEVEN new PI sets that are being released on Tuesday night!  Today I'm showing you PI - Good Fortune and PI - Precious Little Lamb.  I'm photo heavy today friends so grab a cup of something yummy and snuggle in! ;) 

First up is PI - Good Fortune.  Seriously?  Isn't she INSANELY sweet?!?!?  I think so!  One of the many things I love about the PI line is the ease in which it is to paper piece.  Piecing just adds such a fantastic extra element to any image.   I started by stamping her onto Neena white cardstock using my Momento ink.  I colored her with my Copics and then paper pieced using this beautiful Asian inspired cherry blossom paper from The Paper Source.  I've had it in my stash for literally, years.  I pieced her sash in PTI designer paper and colored the area that forms her "v-neck" line with my Copics for added visual interest.
I stitched around the perimeter (gotta keep practicing my one stitch at a time trick a la Jody) and backed my main layer with self adhesive cork - both circles cut using my Nesties.

I used a mix and match of papers, the black and white number paper is from a new 6x6 pack from Echo Park - Times and Seasons that I recently grabbed up at my LSS. 
I used the new Mix and Match Banners for my sentiment panel on the bottom.  How did I get it to be that shape and size?  You will find out in the upcoming Die-Namics Focus day!!  I promise to show you how easy this is to do!

I stamped my sentiment and added a matte to it by adhering my panel to my cardstock and carefully trimming around the edge with my scissors.  I had a very cool Asian inspired charm in my stash that I accented with some rustic twine.

I finished off my exterior with a bit of red, satin ribbon as well as another layer of twine.

My interior keep the same theme going but I used the new and soon to be released Open Scalloped Oval Doily.  I stamped my sentiment as well as an uncolored version of this sweet PI.  I know I've said it before but I LOVE the way this looks. 
Up next is another sweetie in the PI line - Precious Little Lamb.  I colored in the lambs using my Copics and then paper pieced the entire rest of the image.  Even the teeny tiny hands of the lamb were stamped twice and pieced so as to ensure the proper depth and dimension to make my image more realistic looking.  (A trick I learned and LOVE from Joanne!)  I even pieced the hay in the little manger.  Before adhering this piece down, I coated the edges of the hay using my Quickie Glue Pen and dipped it in yellow glitter to give it a bit more zing!
I adhered my background paper to some vintage kraft colored paper.  I did this because I knew I was going to distress my edges so I wanted some extra color popping through.  That, and if you use any real vintage paper you know how fragile it can be so giving it extra strength using another piece of cardstock is always a good idea.  I stamped the swirly background and then heat embossed it using copper embossing powder.  I then created the rest of my panels using two different 6x6 pads - Basic Grey (my first real love when it comes to Designer Paper) Oxford and Echo Park - Times and Seasons.  
I created my longer Mix and Match Banners die on the right for my sentiment.  Again, I will show this trick to you soon!  I added some fun twine both soft and rustic and glued the bow tails in various spots using tiny dots of Glossy Accents to hold in place.  I used some crimson ribbon tied on the left hand side of my creation for some balance and added a bit more rustic twine there as well. 

I truly hope you've enjoyed and been inspired today!  I had an amazing time creating with both of these gorgeous sets!!

Don't forget that there are seven...yes...SEVEN Pure Innocence sets previewing today, so definitely be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see the others as well as a full list of designers participating in teasers today!

And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!
  
I can't wait to see you at the MFT New Release Party tomorrow night. Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th 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 December 6 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 December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

34 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

Your little Fortune PI is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE the paper you used! It goes SO well! It was just waiting for the right stamp to come along!
And your Little Lamb in a Manger is SO sweet!!!!

Angel said...

love the dress on the first card! awesome paper piecing on the lamb card! great work!

zehra said...

Love both cards, the little lamb is very cool. Love the long banner

Kelli Hull said...

Great job!!! Lucky gal gettin these cuties... I gotta wait a few weeks LOL You did a wonderful job!

Melody said...

Wonderful cards!! The paper you used for the dress is just perfect for the stamp. Love the little charm.

Inge said...

Both your cards are adorable! Love the paperpieced kimono...perfection!

crafternz said...

Love, love the kimono...gorgeous!!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous! love both of these....so cute and full of wonderful details! and extending the mixed banner piece is a great idea!

Susan said...

Eek! Our first peek at this little lamb. So beautiful.

wendy said...

so cute...glad to see the little lamb on a card....lots of details !
2 great cards!

Wendy said...

AMAZING!!! I am speechless and that is rare!

Tricia said...

Such sweet sets!! I love the Shepherd Lamb!

Queen Mary said...

Did not get the lamb as a shepherd until I saw your card! DEFINITELY a kid friendly image! Great cards!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I love this company's stamps and you do them up right. Both cards are works of art, but I have a special place in my heart for anything Asian.

jan farnworth said...

very cute sample

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so darn cute, I love it

Debbie Carriere said...

Both of these are so adorable!! perfect paper choices for the first one!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both the sweetest, Meredith! LOVE the piecing on both!

Tanya said...

these are beautiful! that cherry blossom paper is just perfect!!

Kim O'Connell said...

OH! I love the paper pieced kimono!

Janet said...

Totally awesome!

Trisha said...

Totally fabulous cards. Love the use of cork and amazing coloring.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Meredith! These are AMAZING girlie! You have MAD paper piecing skillz (grin). LOVE these!

Stephenie said...

The charm is so pretty! Pretty cards!!

Karen Motz said...

Your paper piecing on both cards is fabulous and the lamb is so precious!

peculiarcards said...

Love the Cherry Blossom paper on the girl. It's perfect!

Kary said...

Meredith, these cards are Gorgeous!! The little PI's kimono looks amazing!! LOVE it!! Your precious lamb card is just gorgeous - love the twine treatment. Awesome job!!

Angie said...

oooh I want to know your trick for making the banners longer! I love those fun new banners. Your cards are beautiful!!! Both are absolutely gorgeous!!!

mplsbetty said...

Sweet, Sweet cards! Love both these new stamps. TFS, Betty

Makalah said...

Wow - the stamps on their own are cute, but when you add so many fun embellishments and textures (bling, twine, bows, charms, stitching, cork) they have extra oomph! :P

JessicaK said...

These are fantastic

osirisandloki said...

what cute cards!

Jennifer said...

Meredith,

Your cards are scrumptious!!! :) Love all the layers and details (charms, ribbon, etc.)!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jan Garber said...

These are adorable! I love the idea of using Good fortune for New Years!