For A Special Teacher

I do not enjoy how this card turned out, but I'm posting it anyway. I'm trying to learn how to embrace my imperfections. Life is too short, right?

I do love all of the elements that went into the card, however. Especially that giant red ribbon and those enormous polka dots! They are from a set of foam background stamps by Making Memories that I picked up at Tuesday Morning for $.99 today! And they stamp with the Hero Arts chalk ink like a dream.

stamps: MFT, CC Designs, Making Memories
cardstock: PTI
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Hero Hues Punch chalk ink, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen & the red one (I'm drawing a total blank right now!)
coloring medium: Copic and Prismacolor markers, KIN pencils
accessories: Wright's 1-1/2 in red grosgrain, Corner Chomper, PTI small scallop border die, ad-tech permanent dot adhesive runner, EK Success 1/8 in adhesive foam squares


Dana said...

Cute card! I love that big bow :-)

KristinaH said...

I really love that big ole' bow too!

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

LOVE your card! Craft and orange really pop!

megspaulding said...

I love this card Mary Dawn! I love that little girl, she is so sweet. Love how you paper pieced her shirt with Cosmo Cricket! And that bow, to die for!

maddy hill said...

i think its a gorgeous card ... love th orange !

i had to blog a card i spent soo long trying to get rid of a glue mark !

maddy x

Sherry said...

Looks great to me! Darling card!

Dana said...

ahhh! I love this card. Love, love, love it! The orange bow, the giant polka dots, and even the paper piecing of the girl. SO fun.

Shannan said...

Aww, she is so cute and I love her little top! Very sweet card!

Godelieve said...

Love your card!! I don't mind a small imperfection on cards, you could see it as distressed, adds to the handmade feel of a card :)

Libby Hickson said...

I was going to say "I love this card, send it to me!!" then realized it was for a teacher. Well, I could attempt to teach you SOMETHING I suppose? :-)

Virginia L. said...

Super LOVELY!!! Love it in every way :)

Tina said...

So cute! That PI little girl is just adorable. I need some of those stamps :)