Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image. I've used a negative mask for the Nasty Rag technique to add some natural-looking fuzz to my teddy bear.
I laid the folded half of my white paper just along the inside cut line of the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplates die so I could form my tag-shaped card. I embossed the Spellbinders Heart Circles die to form a frame on the front of my card. Once the embossing was done, I used the Spellbinders Large Standard Circle set to cut a circle for my window.
A piece of transparency adhered to the back becomes my window. My handmade floral additions are made using Cheery Lynn Designs' Baby's Breath Flower Kit and Tiny Flower Kit, layered with some Punch Bunch small and mini birch leaves. All flowers are lightly painted with a thin coat of Star Dust Stickles.
Three strips of 1/8" Wondertape are covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Aquamarine and Sunset glitter along with Stickles Dry Glitter in Lagoon to form my sparkling stripes at the base.
A Marvy small balloon punch acts as a tag topper with a gold eyelet and a bit of yellow ribbon tied through it. A Close To My Heart Just a Number set sentiment is popped up above my window.
The left side of the interior shows TPC Studio Party Hearty Birthday Candles paper with a machine sewed zig zag stitch of metallic thread. This is my first time using a sewing machine for the zig zag stitch and I have no idea how the corners are supposed to look. I did try my best as I think the zig zag adds some pizzazz to a zesty party feeling.
My Crafty Sentiments "Opening Presents" image is stamped on the right side with a Morning Star sprinkled day sentiment just above my Copic-filled image. A multi-striped ribbon is tied through that balloon punch tag topper.
I ran my die cut Memory Box Butterfly Chain upside down through my xyron "X" to make the front of the butterflies sticky. I used the same glitter as I used for the stripes on the front of the card to color my sparkling butterfly border.
Because Copic inks are known to seep through the paper and will show on the back of your project, once my coloring was done, I adhered an extra clean piece of white tag to cover that bleed-through . . .
This view shows how the card front looks when the card is closed. You get a glimpse of the lovely little lady through the window.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly "New Stash, New Year" (here) - Cheery Lynn's tiniest flowers EVER!
Crafty Sentiments "Anything Goes" (here) Add #6 after name
Tuesday Throwdown "Stripes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Emboss It!" (here) - embossed heart circle around window
Divas by Design "Use Ribbons" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Warm It Up!" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Happy Birthday" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Favorite Style" (here) - Shaped Cards
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Stitching" (here)
Through the Purple Haze "Anything Goes" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
bows, spots - YR12, YR15, YR18
shirt, shorts - BG11, BG15, BG18
gift bow - Y11, Y15, Y18, Y28
gift paper - BG72, BG75, BG78
teddy bear - R22, R59 (Nasty Rag Technique)
nose - W3, W0, W5
airbrushed background - W3, BG13, Y13, Y00
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!