Thursday, September 18, 2014

Warm and Cozy

Some Odd Girl just had their fantastic September release, which includes a whole bunch of new goodies. I grabbed the bundle as soon as it went on sale, and I'm extremely happy and impressed with it. Of course, I had to make a fun card featuring the lovely Sweater Kaylee clear stamp.

I stated by stamping Kaylee onto some Copic marker paper and coloring her in with my Copics. I decided it would be fun to choose colors I would wear myself, so I went with browns, creams and blues. After she was colored in, I added a highlight to her eyes with my white gel pen, and carefully fussy-cut around here, leaving a small white border.

For the background, I knew I wanted to use the new Sunshine Sorbet paper, but it took me a while to settle on which paper to use. Sunshine Sorbet has a lot of really great patterns and colors. Once I finally settled on a rainbow chevron and a pink, I grabbed my BigShot and a few fun new dies I just bought.

I die-cut rainbow chevron using the stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things' Blueprints 15 dies. I then switched to MFT's Pinking Edge Circles STAX dies and cut a brown cardstock circle from the largest die and the pink paper circle from the second largest. I also used MFT's Blueprints 5 to cut out a banner for my sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment in Avery Elle's Truffle pigment ink and set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

I created a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2") out of Primitive White cardstock. I adhered the chevron panel straight to the cardstock, using dot adhesive. I adhered toe two circles together, then added them to the card with foam tape. I adhered Kaylee with foam squares, then added the sentiment tucked slightly behind her leg.

As a last touch, I added a small and a large Hexie Dots wood veneers. I added a couple of pearls to the veneer centers and scattered 3 more pearls around them.

Some Odd Girl Sweater Kaylee clear stamp
Some Odd Girl Sunshine Sorbet 6x6 patterned paper
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Avery Elle Truffle Pigment Ink
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Circles STAX
My Favorite Things Blueprints 5 dies
My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 dies
My Favorite Things Heavyweight cardstock in Primitive White
Tombow Dot Adhesive (pink)
3M Double-Sided Foam Tape
Some Odd Girl Hexie Dots wood veneer
Melissa Frances Brown Pearls
Sakura Gellyroll White Gel Pen
Copics: Skin (E00, E11, E13, E15, R20), Hair (E33, E57, E59, E79), Eyes/Scarf/Decoration (B32, B34, B37), Leggings (E42, E84, E44), Fur (B00, W2), Sweater/Boots (E35, E37, E29, E53, W2, W4)


  1. I can't visit your blog anymore because you keep showing me all the wonderful things I never knew I *needed*. lol Just joking, of course! Amazing, Elle! The way you have coloured Kaylee is gorgeous with those beautiful brown and blues. I love how you cut her out and added her to the circular panel. You've reminded me that I need to stop thinking inside the square. Thank you!! Can't wait to see your next amazing creation! :)

    1. If it makes you feel any better, that's exactly how I feel when I spy some of your gorgeous cards too! And then I end up going on a shopping trip I should probably not go on... Lol!

      I'm so glad you like the card! I'm always amazed by how different a card looks by simply changing one small thing. Use a circle instead of a square, and suddenly it looks completely different!

      I'm on a mission to make better use of all the amazing dies I've amassed. I have bought a whole bunch of them, but I end up just using my paper trimmer to make squares and rectangles instead. I need to start getting more creative with dies, I think! :D

  2. So so gorgeous! I love the textures and the layout. You did amazing with Sweater Kaylee and the Sunshine Sorbet papers! So glad you linked up with our Some Odd Girl Sept Linky!

  3. This is really FAB!! I love all the patterns and bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Some Odd Girl's September Linky Party.

    1. Thank you, Melissa! I do love this new release. :D

  4. How was I not following your blog? Well I fixed that and I am now :) I LOVE every single thing about this card... your coloring paired with the pattern papers <3 Love that you used all products from Some Odd Girl :) Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. Hehe, Thank you Brianna! I really love the papers and the stamps from SOG. :D