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I thought I'd reverse the order today - kids stuff first, card second ;) Time for my 2nd thursday installment - my 20-month-old Maia woke up with CRAZY hair the other day (I'd love to say it was an unusual sight, but no), and 2 tufts stood straight up on either side of her head. Sofia, (she's 6), took one look at her, and yelled: "it's like a helicopter!" I whispered a quick something into Maia's ear, and she gave a hearty "go, GADGET!" hee hee. The things we teach our kids. We were all in stitches - it was the most pleasant hurry-up-and-get-to-the-bus morning of the week :) Don't forget to share your own kid-funniness in the comments section - I love hearing them!
Now, back to business/play time: today is Pinterest inspiration over at PTI. Love it. I pinned the print (above) this morning, and got busy.
My full-disclosure for today is that this is the 3rd take on the same card. Some inking-problems, a few layout issues, but I'm happy to say I think I worked them out :) I embossed my card base with an SU folder first. THEN I SET IT ASIDE (no red ink on this one, lol!). Next, I stamped my aqua mist mat with polka dots in versamark ink. The "you" was selectively inked from a "think big favorites" sentiment, and then flanked on either side with part of a picket fence die-cut. The sentiment banner was created as per last week's MIM tutorial - I love the look! I stamped the back-side of the banner with an image from the "mat stack 4" set.
I stamped the bird (from "happy trails") in aqua mist ink and then, with a sponge dauber, inked up his little belly in red ink.
Thanks for looking!