Sweet Little Francesca

Hi y'all! Yesterday my order from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps arrived in the mail, so I had to squeeze in a little time this morning to ink up Francesca. Isn't she cute? I just love her and the way she looks like she just stepped out of a Lemony Snicket book. And that pile of cupcakes she's holding? I was sold! Basically, just say the word cupcake and I'm sold! {grin}



Anyhow, I inked her up with A Muse black ink, then colored in with Copics. I actually thought to take a pic of the markers I used for once (yep, patting myself on the back, here! LOL). I always feel like I struggle when I color, but I'm pretty happy with how Francesca turned out. I paper pieced the little skirt of her dress, then cut out with one of the bjillion Labels dies from Spellbinders (seriously, could they not come up with better names - who can remember the numbers? I think it's #8, but I refuse to go look it up!) and sponged a little Bordering Blue ink around the edges.

Behind her, I cut two more labels out of Blush Blossom and Real Red cardstock, then glued together and embossed with the Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder. The green panel is a scrap of October Afternoon dp and I added a bow with a circle tag stamped with the you're so sweet sentiment from the Sweet Valentine set. A few little rhinestones and some glitter glue for shimmery highlights and I was done. Oh yeah, I embossed the white card base with a Sizzix embossing folder from the Wedding set.

14 comments

  1. What a darling card, Julee! The layers are awesome and whimsy, just like Francesca.

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  2. OHHHHH, I LOVE it!!! I think I may NEED this stamp, darn it!!!

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  3. I LOVE her! I just noticed these stamps a few days ago and I'm totally intrigued! You colored her up amazingly!

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  4. I am laughing because I COMPLETELY agree about the labels dies...geesh! I love your Francesca. She is very fab! Love the colors you chose and the paper piecing is too cute!

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  5. LOL - I likened her to the sister from Phineas and Ferb - ha...she really is different. Your coloring is fantastic...and I had to laugh at your comment about the Nesties and calling them by number - for real!

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  6. Julee,

    I wanted to email you personally, but couldn't see how to do that. Could you please check out the Blog Candy for a Cause on my left side bar. I am so close to my goal of raising $1,000 and am hoping to get a little more exposure from the blogs that I frequent. It's for such a great person so I am desperate. I apologize for doing this in the comments section.
    Thanks!

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  7. I had a good little chuckle with this card. She is so quirky cute and adorable; your creation is beautiful just bringing out fun and games.

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  8. Ooooohhhhh, Julee!! Your Francesca creation is gorgeous! I'm so glad you are enjoying her and thank you so much for posting her on your blog for all to see! You are such a great friend. Hugs!!

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  9. Super cute! I love that image and you'v done a wonderful job coloring her.

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  10. Oh, your card is just gorgeous, I love what you've done with Francesca! Awesome idea with the nesties, will have to try that!!

    Diana (Kraftin' Kimmie's mom)

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  11. She's adorable Juelee and love how you've used it! Hope you're having a nice weekend!!!

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  12. I love these girly stamps! And how incredibly cute did you make her! Awesome Jul.

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  13. They are both gorgeous.. I'm a pink girl ~ and the pink card is just amazing! Beautiful work as always!

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  14. Your cards are always so lovely! I hope you feel better soon. Sending up prayers for you.

    “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”- Psalm 37:4

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