Monday, March 23, 2009

Congrats!



Three days.

That's how long it takes for black Copic marker to come off a toddler's cheek.

In case you ever need to know :)

By the way, you should have seen the size of my 5yo daughter's eyes when I said, "Here, let's try this," and began to color her brother's face with the colorless blender. (Didn't work.)

Over the weekend, I finally got a chance to ink up Verve's adorable new Bunny Duet image. Aren't these bunnies just precious?! I stamped them on Papertrey White in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then colored with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Their bellies are paper pieced, and the bow and bowtie are popped up. The patterned papers are from the Poppyfinch collection by Memory Box. Sentiment is from Practically Perfect.

My beloved Marth Stewart lace border punch bit the dust recently, and maybe it was time. I wasn't sick of it, but I had begun to consider each time I used it whether you might be getting sick of my using it. So I wasn't exactly heartbroken when both of my local craft stores were out of that one. But those were some big shoes to fill to be certain -- it took two Fiskars border punches and this EK Success dotted wave punch to fill the void {giggle}. I really like the look of the staggered purple border peeking out from behind the punched dp. Kinda reminds me of a length of twisted ribbon. I echoed the same look on the inside:



If you haven't been to the Verve blog recently, you may want to tune in to this month's Eggstra Special Spring Project Parade. The fun began last Wednesday and continues into early April. As always, play along with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Verve store. Go HERE to link up your creation. This month, we're adding a fun, new chance to win free stamps. We'll be picking random commenters over the course of the parade who will win their choice of any Verve stamp set. We're not telling when we're drawing the names, so visit (and comment) often!

Happy crafting!



Stamps: Bunny Duet (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey White, Stampin' Up Sage Shadow and Lavender Lace, Memory Box "Poppyfinch"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Old Paper Distress
Accessories: Spellbinders mega curved rectangle die, SU large oval punch and paper piercer, Michael's small adhesive pearls, K&Co large adhesive pearls, EK Success dotted wave border punch, Michael's ribbon, foam adhesive, sewing machine

47 comments:

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

I'm sorry to hear about the demise of your MS lace punch but thrilled with your dotted wave punch and the way you layered it. You're sooo creative!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ooooh...I love it. I JUST purchased the EK Success one yesterday so I might have to snag some of your creativity and try that!

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love it! I love my MS lace border punch too!

Randee E said...

So cute - as always! I just got the MS Zig-Zag border punch and have been using that to death too :0). LOVE it.

Desire Fourie said...

Amy, this card is gorgeous. Love those paper pieced tummies and the double border just finishes the whole creation off beautifully. Hope you find a replacement for your MS punch soon. Hugs from Desire

Renée said...

this is soooooo cute, Amy! Love the paper and the paper piecing. Fabulous!!!

Danielle said...

This is such a pretty card Amy! I love that dp and those new punches are fab the way you used them! Gorgeous bunny images too - love the paper piercing!
Hugs, Danielle

dpkennedy said...

Oh this card is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose and the wavy border is excellent!

And thanks for the skin/Copic issue...because although they haven't done it yet...my boys are 3and 5...you know they will. And that is just too funny that you tried the blender pen...lol!

Catherine said...

HAHAHAHAHA...awwww sorry to hear about the copic marker fiasco! At least now we know what the wait time is - and ROFLMAO about coloring his face in with a blender pen! What a hoot! I wonder if Tim Holtz's alcohol blending solution would have fared better...I usually use the soluting to get alcohol ink off my hands if I've gotten too messy. Fab on skin, doesn't work as great on getting ink off of hardwood floors though!

Fabulous work as always, Amy!

Angel said...

This is LOVEly, Amy! you've got me wanting another border punch though. Tsk Tsk... :-) JK...{hugs}

Dawn said...

LOL at the copic marker incident. WOW I guess that ink is really good. This is an adorable card. I love the waved edge at the bottom too. Such a sweet image Amy. TFS

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute - love the colors, and the pearls on the bunny, and especially love how you staggered the punched borders - I have that punch, need to give that a try now! And I completely LOL'ed about your Copic story!!

Susan B said...

I love the beautiful softness of the colors on this card as well as the design. I think I'm going to have to run out and get one of those new border punches.

alcoholinky said...

beautiful cute card. love the paper you've used and the effect with the punches is a great idea.

ChristineCreations said...

Three days hey? I'm keeping that one in mind...but seriously you have to give her credit for wanting to try the colorless blender, I mean that's a crafter at heart! LOL

Love the double wavy borders, and those bunnies look so sweet and fresh!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh so soft and pretty --- I just LOVE those papers you've used and they are perfect with those adorable bunnies and that gorgeous edge and pearls!!

mochamama said...

Oh Amy this is soooooooo sweet, I love the little bunnies and the colors are gorgeous!

leenda said...

Picture Perfect!

Jenn said...

This card is beautiful! TFS!

Crafty Cath said...

Amy, I just finished the Copics certification class today and I have something to share with you...Purell hand sanitizer is 67% alcohol based and is perfect for cleaning your skin if you get Copic markers on them. I was thrilled for this piece of information because I've gone longer than three days before!

MJ said...

Three days huh? Too funny, I am surprised I didn't already know that, lol. This card is just adorable. Love the pearls and the punched border.

Michelle said...

So funny about the Copic on the cheek, not funny about your punch dying. I'm so sorry. When's the funeral? I loooooove how you staggered the waves.....& I just happen to have this punch....so I may have to blatantly copy that move :)

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Amy! I love the colors, the layout, and the precious bunnies!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Amy, this is too cute for words! I adore the paper piecing, and that staggered wavy punch! Beautiful work. And your copic marker story totally made me giggle. :)

Sharron said...

Darling card! Sooooo cute!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Awwwww!! This is just the sweetest card Amy!! I love your pieced bunnies!! And your border!! And your sewing!! And your ribbon!! I could go on and on!! Fabulous girl!!

Ksunya said...

Hi, I from is Kazakhstan.Beautiful cute card. I love it.

Barb said...

Amy, as a continuing "fan" of yours I have something for you at my blog.

Sue (suen) said...

Great card, Amy! I love the pieced bellies and your layered, punched border is awesome! The marker on the cheek made me laugh--they sure can keep you on your toes, but believe me they grow up way too fast! Before you know it they're married and on their own--the bonus is when they give you grandkids! You get to spoil them and send them home!

June Houck said...

So precious and so pretty! Love your faux Martha border punch. You are too clever :)

Sita said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Amy!! I am alway inspired by all of your wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing.

Norine said...

card is so pretty too funny about the markers and face LOL
Hugs
Norine

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh...aren't those bunnies the cutest?! Love the paper pieced bellies and that wavy border punch is a FAVE of mine ;)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love how you layered the borders, the colours, these bunnies with their paper pieced tummies are as cute as can be...I love your creation!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, Amy! Your paper-pieced bunnies are so adorable and I LOVE the staggered border! What a totally gorgeous card!
Blessings!
Angella

Kimberly Crawford said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS! That is SO stunning! It is absolutely gorgeous, I just don't think I can find the right words to describe!!!

AlienAnessa said...

Holy moses, that is absolutely perfectly delightfully adorable! They look so real!!

Jane Wetzel said...

This is one COZY CARD!! ha ha! Love these "wittle baby bunnies"....

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Well, BUMMER that the colorless blender doesn't work on skin, LOL! I just got this EK Success wavy dot punch recently too and I LOVE it. I'm going to have to try the double layer thing like you did...that looks GREAT!! It does look like twisted ribbon.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Amy!!! Love those bunnies!! You always make fab creations! Sorry to hear about your experience with the copics and your son.

scrappingnana said...

Your card is adorable. Those bunnies are so cute, especially when paper pieced. I have those border punches also. Sorry your MS lace border punch bit the dust.
JoAnn

txbluiz said...

Loving the dotted wave punch!! It is show hard to picture how the punch will look on paper.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my, toddler boys are so "creative", aren't they?! :) This card is sooooooo CUTE! LOVE the paper pieced bunnies, and the staggered punch border. I was NOT going to buy that punch just yet, you know. Now I'll be in Michael's first thing tomorrow looking for it...you bad, bad enabler! ;)

My Paper Adventures said...

Too ADORABLE!! And I LOVE the inside, too!! Wonderful colors!!

kathypa said...

I love the card. the bunnies are adorable. I bought the single bunny stamp. I also love the paper. Where do you buy your memory box paper? Your color combinations are so pretty. I love your work. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

So pretty, Amy!!

Iren said...

Congrats with your walk of fame! So cute and lovely card!

Hugs

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