Yes, LFF is back and refreshed from CHA. Apologies for not pre-posting while I was gone. My process is to make something two days before I post. Well at least that's how it is for LFFs. When I'm doing DT projects I try to have them pre-posted the prior week. I did say try. lol.. Anyhoos, I hope you like my share for today.
If you've been reading my posts you know that when I got back from CHA there was some awesome happy mail waiting for me. In one of the packages was a stamp that I won from Island Scapbooking (Hilo, HI.) Now I already have the stamp since I pre-ordered it and was super stoked to get another one. Now what am I gonna do with two of the same stamp? Well I'm thinking I need to have a give-a-way. I'll get to that in a bit.
So the stamp I won is Miyako from Sister Stamps release #5. I had to wait to ink her up since I had to finish some DT work, nut last night I got to play with her and had so much fun coloring her up. I went to my stash of washi and origami papers and found 2 cute prints of origami that would go nicely with my image. I wanted to try something different so was thinking easel card, but with a twist.
This is a twisted easel card. The card measures (when closed) 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Below is a close-up of Miyako and the sentiment (handwritten). I paper pieced the origami heart she is holding over her head with a different origami pattern paper than the background paper. That purple paper that is cut out with the heart circle Spellbinder is Tsumugi cardstock in Iris from Hanko Designs. I love that cs and use it for special cards like this one. It has a really nice design and the color was perfect for my card. ( I have about 10 different colors with 3 different patterns. I always stock up when I'm around the Hanko booth at any craft show) There is a white circle mounted behind Miyako that I distressed with dusty concord and tattered rose distress inks.
The sentiment is handwritten and you if you look closely you can barely see the hearts around the border. I used a Copic marker to do that. I thought the sentiment was perfect for this special card that I am sending to my February Secret Sister. Our theme is hearts and there are plenty of those here. :)
I used some of my new Copics to color her kimono. Lovin' the new Vs & RVs. The colors will be listed at the bottom of this post. Don't you think she's a cutie? She makes me happy and I hope she'll make my SS happy too.
Alrighty are you ready? So for this week's LFF #16, I am going to add Mr. Linky to the bottom of this post for your chance to win my extra stamp of Miyako. Before you link up read my rules:
- Directly link a "For Fun" post - What is a "For Fun" post? A new post that is NOT linked for any challenges.
- If you DO NOT have Miyako or ANY Sister Stamps - I want to share her with someone who didn't get a chance to order her or who does not have any Sister Stamps and would love to try one.
- DO NOT POST on your blog.
- Leave me a comment and then tell me if you are a fan of Sister Stamps (like me) and why.
- I will keep this open until the next LFF post which is Friday, 2/17 at 4am (PST).
- Please feel free to link even if you aren't interested in the stamp. Let me know in the comments section if you don't, I still would love to come and see your post. :)
Well that's it! Have a fantastik Friday and a super awesome weekend. I'm so stoked because my sister and her fiance are coming to visit this weekend. We haven't seen them since before Thanksgiving so it will be a really nice visit. I'll be crafting in between because I'm so behind. Mahalo for stopping by today! Good luck!!
Supplies not listed above:
White cs (Xpress-It & Recollections)