Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It's VIP day at My Favorite Things! If you just happened to stop by today, you've landed at the tail end of our monthly VIP blog hop. Which means there's lots of catching up to do! Head over to Kim's to get started! If you came here from Kerry, you're in the right place.
What is VIP day? It's a chance for you to pick up one of next month's stamp sets a whole two weeks early, plus get your hands on additional not-yet-released stamps and products, including a NEW, mystery Die-namics die! Be one of the first to get this new die - official release is not until June 2. But hurry - the June VIP Package is available one day only (through Wednesday, May 19 at 11:59 PM EST)!
What's in it?
Who’s That Girl Goes Green $17.95
What a Day (FREE, $9 value)
Twill Ribbon Collection $5.95
Die-namics Edge Die $11.95
WTG Goes Green VIP is available now for $35.85.
For my card, I've stamped one of the two main images onto one of MFT's Perfect Paper Panels and colored her with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I created a paint-strip effect using punched squares of different designer papers from Jillibean Soup, then added a Jumbo Scallops border, some twill, and a burlap scrap. The patterned Kraft background is from Basic Grey's new Kraft Basics 6x6 pad. The layout mostly follows Mojo Monday Sketch #137 (I added to the sketch just a bit).
Here's a fun little detail. I saw Jessica's challenge over on the Paper Crafts Connections blog, which is to incorporate phone book pages into your design. I was looking for a fourth pattern for my vertical strip, so I punched a square from the business pages -- from the "Green" listings, of course.
On the inside, I've included this awesome Gandhi quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
So inspiring and motivating, as is this whole set, which promotes a philosophy very near and dear to me! Along the bottom, I stamped the words "Reduce," "Reuse," and "Recycle" onto each Jumbo Scallop, then added the recycling logo (one of the stamps in the WTG Goes Green set) in between the scallops. The little black brads are from the Baby Braddies Adornments - Summer Collection.
Tip: In order to stamp the sentiment all curvy, I first cut the stamp itself into three pieces (gotta love clear stamps for this!), one for each line, then placed each piece of the stamp on individual blocks in the shape desired. When I cut my stamps apart like this, I try not to cut in a straight line. Instead I make sure there is a zig-zag or notch somewhere, so that when I want to stamp the sentiment in its original format, it's easier and quicker to fit the pieces back together.
I hope you've found our VIP blog hop inspiring! Both the June VIP Package and the new Costumes from Wonderland (shown elsewhere along the hop) are available NOW! Oooo, do I spy some new, very cool digi papers, too? Yes, be sure to Take Note! Happy shopping!
Stamps: Who's That Girl Goes Green (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey Spring Moss, Stampin' Up Basic Black, MFT white Perfect Paper Panels, Jillibean Soup Lentil Soup designer papers, Basic Grey Kraft Basics 6x6 dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamagic Tea Leaves, Ranger Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Copic markers (E000, E00, E40, E41, E42, W1, W3, W5, W7, YG00, YG21, YG13, YG25), Prismacolor pencils (PC915-Lemon Yellow, PC1005-Limepeel, PC1080-Beige Sienna, PC1085-Peach Beige), 5/8" natural twill, Making Memories button, May Arts burlap string, foam tape, burlap scrap, MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallops edge die, sewing machine, distressing tool, MFT Baby Braddies - Summer Collection, 1/2" circle punch
Size: 5 1/2" square