Thursday, July 16, 2009

I will keep you safe

For today's Softpencil card, I used the most adorable image called "I will keep you safe Michu." There are different versions of this stamp (hop around to the other DT blogs and you'll see them!), but I got the Michu version because I'm such a huge fan!

This week our Design Element challenge was to add stitching (hand, machine, or faux) to our project, so I did a zigzag and straight stitch on the outside, and a little more straight stitching on the inside.

I colored the image with Copics and popped up pieces for dimension - Michu and an extra Michu head, the flower face, all the leaves and the little ladybug, which I colored to look like a snail because red didn't go with my color scheme. I also added Stardust glitter pen to the flower petals, leaves, and snail shell and a couple punched butterflies to fill the big white space.

Here's a close shot so you can see the dimension:

And here's the inside:

I found this stamp in Papertrey's Out On A Limb set and thought it was absolutely perfect with this image. It says, "To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. Josephine Billings".

I got the idea for the three-pearl flower center from my fellow Pile It On DT member Alecia. Thanks Alecia - I really love the way it looks!!

I hope you like it and TFL!

Other materials used: patterned paper - Basic Grey (Wisteria); flowers - Prima; Dew Drops - Robin's Nest; ribbon - May Arts; rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities and Labels 4 - Spellbinders; border punch - Martha Stewart; buttefly hand punch - Fiskars; Cuttlebug embossing border (Frills) - Provo Craft; little half pearls - MimiLolo etsy store.


  1. super cards! The "I will keep you safe Michu" image is very your CAS card too!

  2. Such a fabulous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  3. This is beautiful. I love all the detail and the stamp is so cute.
    Clare x

  4. Maureen, this is a beutiful card. I love the colour combo you have use and all the little details. Your stitching is great too. hugs Shelley

  5. Sooooooo beautiful!!! and like Shelley said your stitching is great! I´m doing more Michu stamps ;)

  6. Too cute!!! I love the color combination and all the details are great. I love everything about it! :)

  7. What a nice card.The image is so very cute and the details perfect.
    Hugs Joanna

  8. Beautiful!! That i such a sweet image & I love the way you finished off the inside of the card.

  9. This is such a beautiful card Maureen, such lovely detail and gorgeous little butterflies. Thanks for playing along with this week at CCC :) Donna x

  10. Gorgeous card,and a Fab take on my sketch,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

  11. What a gorgeous card. I love the image (may have to check that out lol!). The colour scheme is perfect and the dimension looks fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Beautiful card, the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  13. This is really beautiful and such a gorgeous image i love your choice of colours, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

  14. This is just beautiful, love the layering of the image and the colors are faaab! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC! :)

    Hugs Ida


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