Fiesta in Polka Dots & Stripes

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared yesterday using some of the fabulous products from My Favorite Things April Release. Today I have a trio of fiesta-related projects to share with you.

First up are two cards that I made using the new Piñata and Fiesta Die-namics. I just love both of these dies! I decided to make a boy and a girl version of the card. The body of the piñata was die cut from white card stock twice.  I die cut all the little fringe pieces from various papers from two different paper pads from My Favorite Things: Dots & Stripes Fresh and Dots & Stripes Sorbet. As you can see, I cut the pieces so that there are two of each color and then layered everything. I finished by adding the eye to each piñata. To put the cards together I simply added a strip of paper from each coordinating pad to a card stock base made from MFT Smooth White Card Stock. I placed the piñata on the card base so I could determine where to put the sentiment (from the MFT All Smiles stamp set), removed it, and then stamped the sentiment on each base using my mini MISTI. The word was die cut from coordinating card stock and then everything was adhered in place.

Handmade cards from Rosemary Dennis featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Rosemary Dennis featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Rosemary Dennis featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

For my second project I just had to ink up the super cute little girl from the Pure Innocence Birthday Piñata set. I used watercolor compatible black ink and stamped the girl and the piñata on watercolor card stock. I watercolored the images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers and clean water. Once they were dry, I die cut them with the coordinatingDie-namics. I die cut white card stock using the largest Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX and adhered both images. The sentiment was embossed in white on vellum and then die cut with the Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics. So that the vellum strip would have the same scalloped edge as the rectangle, I die cut the end with the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle. I added the sentiment strip and adhered the panel to light purple card stock and added a little bit of purple/white baker’s twine.

Handmade card from Rosemary Dennis featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I hope you enjoyed my projects today!

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Comments (8)

  • Anita in France

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    Your choice of papers for those cute, celebratory Piñata is wonderful, Rosemary … such fun colours and patterns on both the boy and girl version! The soft shades and your colouring on that little PI girl are just lovely … what an adorable little party scene! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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  • Barbara Ghigliotty

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    Really cute birthday cards, Rosemary! I love how you played with the Pinata and sentiment dies…the patterns and colors are fabulous!

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  • Andrea D. La Vigne

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    Wonderful cards, & a great job on coloring the little girl! 🙂 ~ Andrea

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  • Greta H

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    Wow–terrific cards! They’re all adorable–love the Pinatas & your coloring for the PI card is fabulous! Wonderful Guest Designer!

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  • Debbie Rumpza

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    I’m in love with your pink pinata!!! Love the way you used patterned paper.

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  • Daria Zender

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    Love these festive and fun cards, Rosemary! The way you designed the first two with the large pinatas, is just perfection.

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  • Karen S.

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    I love when we get to see both a boy (masculine) & girl (feminine) way to use the same products as in those 2 piñata cards. And the blind folded little girl card is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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