Monday, January 12, 2009

Matchmakin' Maynard

Are you getting ready for Valentine's Day yet?  It's hard to believe that Christmas was just here and we're already on to Valentine's Day!  Today, I have to share this adorable little cupid dragon.  lol He is just so cute!  Meet Matchmakin' Maynard from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I recently got some of the My Mind's Eye Quite Smitten paper and I am definitely smitten!  My Mind's Eye creates some of my favorite papers.  I chose some copic markers and colored my image in coordinating colors.  I used oval nestability dies to cut out my image and mat.  I sponged some ink around the edge of my image to help it stand out a little more.  I cut all my layers and added some stitching.

I added my image using foam adhesive for a little extra dimension.  I covered a chipboard heart with patterned paper and layered it over a second heart.  I used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes and tied some ribbon through the holes before adding it to my card.

I'm working on a tutorial for stamping the striped paper using Papertrey's Faux Ribbon.  I planed to post it this week, but with the release, I haven't had a chance so it will probably be posted next week.  Tomorrow, I have a field trip with my son's preschool class.  Well, I am off. 
Have a great day!


Stamps: Matchmakin' Maynard (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Limitless Labels (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, pure poppy, kraft(Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Quite Smitten (My Mind's Eye)
Accents: dew drops (Robin's Nest), chipboard hearts, ribbon
Tools: copic markers, oval scalloped nestability dies, crop-a-dile, sewing machine


Tracey said...

This is just fantastic!! Love Maynard - such a cutie!!

Rachel said...

an adorable card, great colours and the stitching detail is a fab touch. hugs rachxx

Nikki said...

I love this Niki and fabulous colours and papers and great stitching. Hugs, Nikki x


OMG! This dragon is tooo cute also!!! Love this card very much! You are the bomb baby!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Way too cute!! Love those papers!

LuvLee said...

My gosh is this soooo stinkin' cute!!! I love the stitching!!!

Justine said...

We just watched old family videos and one was of Emily's first school field trip. Have fun. The Dragon is adorable

denise (peanutbee) said...

Ooooooh, this is SOOOO sweet!!

claire brennan said...

Really, really dinky Niki - that wee dragon...yum!

Lacey Stephens said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the papers and the layout and your overall design!

Lisa Foster said...

This is Sooo CUTE!!!! I LOVE it! I think I'm quite smitten with that paper too :)