In the original stamp, the little girl is holding a balloon. For this card, I simply used my ink pad to ink the girl and the balloon string (not the balloon):
I wanted to make a BIG ole heart balloon for her to hold. So I took a Marvy heart punch and placed it where I wanted on the card.
Then I took a paper piercing tool and pierced around the heart shape. I then stitched through the holes with red thread.
<---Here is another view of the heart balloon. I love the look of the stitching because it adds so much texture. I paper pieced the girl's dress and colored her with Copic markers. I finished off the card by adding the strip of designer paper along the side, adding a few buttons and stamping the sentiment (Stampabilities). Materials used: Stamps- Pure Innocence: My Balloon (My Favorite Things), sentiment (Stampabilities); Memento tuxedo black ink; black and red SU! markers; buttons (Gina K Designs); Marvy Uchida heart punch, paper piercing tool; red thread; designer paper-Farm Fresh (8 by 8 paper pad) October Afternoon; Red Dots (Recollections, by Michael's).
I have another card using a stitched heart to share tomorrow. (Not QUITE done yet!) See you then!
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