Thursday, September 5, 2013

Goldilocks




I just LOVE this sweet image from Kraftin' Kimmie.  Her name is Goldilocks.  She's colored with Copics and popped up on a layer of foam tape.

For the background I wanted to create a quilt with paper.  I thought it would go well with the image.  I used the My Mind's Eye Blush 6 by 6 pad and cut 1 inch squares.  I glued them all together and then stamped some stitching with SP & Company's Stitchery Doo set using Hero Arts Chalk Ink in Latte.

I did a little trick to make the kraft border even.  My card is actually 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/4.  That way I could work with simple 1 inch squares and still have a nice even border.  No one would really notice unless they set it next to a 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 inch card, and even so - who cares.  It can easily be put in a regular A2 envelope.  Sometimes a simple solution is best.  Just go with what works and don't over-complicate it :)

I can't wait to send this little sweetheart to someone who needs a hug!

Hope you are well dear visitor.

Amber

13 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable!! Great quilt work paper! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Lisa said...

Oh, that is the sweetest image!! She's adorable!! I love the quilted background!! If I hadn't read that you stamped the stitching, I would have thought it was real!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Amber another lovely card, such a sweet character, beautifully coloured, Kate x

Karon said...

Fabulous card, great image and I love the faux stitching !! TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Your Goldilocks card is so adorable!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Amber, this is so stinkin cute! Love that image.

Susie

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so cute, Amber! LOVE that quilty background to bits!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous image and backed perfectly with your home-made quilt. Super card.

Tracey said...

So Sweet Amber...love the quilted background and your little tip! It looks like you actually stitched around using a machine..great stamp!

rosie said...

love this. so gorgeous. fab image x

Creative M said...

Adorable!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Amber. Love the patchwork background and the sweet image.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful coloring and I love the patchwork background!