The weeks leading up to Valentine's Day were blustery as they usually are, interspersed with a few bright, warm days of sunshine. Miss Mimi, a gift from a special friend, brightened up my stamping corner in her festive pink dress, decked out for the holiday with lots of sparkle and delivering love-filled balloons to another dear friend. There are three Mimi's in the set, "Mimi's Love" along with an adorable deer. I stamped and embossed all of them, and then had a difficult time deciding which one to create with first. Mimi was watercolored using Distress Markers; I am really enjoying this medium for coloring and watching the images come to life.
There is quite a bit of sparkle on this card, just what is needed for a Valentine wish! Unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in the photos. The hearts in the die cut background are each coated with Wink of Stella, as are the hearts in Mimi's headband, the white bow, and the ruffles on her dress; her sweet pink shoes received two coats of the glitter pen and are especially sparkly. I inserted a transparency behind the open heart balloon to resemble a mylar balloon.
It's a brilliant sunshiny day here, although quite cold. We're sending a little sunshine warmth and hugs your way. You really are so good... for my heart!
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Archivers Watercolor Paper; My Favorite Things: Pink Lemonade
Pink Shimmer Paper
Stamps: Penny Black: "Mimi's Love"; My Favorite Things: "You Have My Heart"
Dies: Poppystamps: Heart Balloons; Simon Says Stamp: Falling Hearts; Frames; Memory Box: Heart Delights
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Distress Markers; Copics; Wink of Stella; White Gelly Roll Pen; Zing Clear Embossing Powder;
Dritz Silver Thread; Ribbon