Friday, February 12, 2021

I'm Playing Cards with Michele

Hello friends.  I have a special treat for you today!  One of my sweetest friends is Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone, and she has invited me to "play cards" with her!  Michele is doing this once a month and inviting special friends to play along with her, and I'm the lucky gal for February!!

This picture was taken the first time I met Michele in person, and that quickly we were bestest friends!  

We set up the following parameters for our challenge this month:

Birdie Brown - Warmest Wishes (both Michele and I LOVE these MFT stamps!!)
Make it a Valentine
Copic Coloring

Here's what I came up with:

I started by doing a little emboss resist with a Heidi Swapp heart stencil and then ink blended some pinks and red distress inks over the embossed hearts.  For that sweet little girl catching the heart (snowflakes) with her coat, I stamped and colored her with my Copics, and also added a few white polka dots to her pink scarf and mittens, and then fussy cut her out.

I adhered my blended and embossed panel to a Pinkfresh Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die cut in Real Red cardstock, and then adhered both to a top folding white card base.  I pop dotted my little Valentine girl and then added a sentiment strip from the Warmest Wishes stamp set, and finished with some black & white twine and a few clear sequins.  This sweet Valentine card will be going to my oldest granddaughter Addy who is 6.  :0)

And because you know I love to do Twofers, and because of course I HAD to make a card for sweet Michele, here's one more using this adorable Warmest Wishes set:

I started this card by embossing with clear onto Basic Gray cs SSS's Heart To Heart Background because, well...everyone knows Michele LOVES gray!!  The rest was simply coloring this sweet little gal with my Copics again (Michele, did you notice her Uggs and tights are gray too?!) and then fussy cutting her out, and adding her to the background along with the sentiment (part of the Warmest Wishes set) and a few die cut hearts from MFT.

I hope you get this in time for Valentine's Day Michele, and that you and your sweetie have a wonderful day together!!

Now that you've seen what I've done with the Birdie Brown - Warmest Wishes stamp set, you need to hop over to Michele's BLOG and see what she has done with it...I know she won't disappoint and I can't wait to see either!!  Thanks so much Michele for inviting me to play along...I love playing cards with you my friend!!  :0)

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


  1. Gorgeous cards! How lovely that you've met in person! Jo x

  2. Two sweet cards and two sweet, sweet friends! Your cards are adorable Marcia. You fussy cutting skills are incredible. Both backgrounds are fantastic but I'm especially loving the first one with the ink blending over the hearts. I'm so jealous that you two live close enough to get together. Hugs to you both!

  3. Two very adorable cards! I remember taking that picture!! Both backgrounds are awesome. As Birgit said, your fussy cutting skills are incredible. I really like the gray one! I'm sure Michele loves it! Just an FYI, I have the die cut for Warmest Wishes and it's only a mile or so away if you ever want to borrow it :)

    1. You DID take that picture, Sue!!! OH did I love meeting you girls that day! Can't wait until we can get together again! Hope all is well with you! xx

  4. YES I noticed every wonderful thing about her when this darling GREY card landed in my heart yesterday! You KNOW I'll be borrowing that background stamp, right??
    OH you've really surprised me - well, I guess not really surprised that you'd make TWO cards! They are both so very sweet, Marcia! Love that added bit of twine, and these sweet showering hearts!
    Wasn't that just the most fun meeting at that Scrap convention?? I'm so happy I made that phone call! Now you're stuck with me, ya know!
    xoxoxo thanks for playing cards with me, my sweet friend!

  5. Marcia, what a fabulous set of cards. Ilove that stamp and luckily I have the die too...your fussy cutting is amazing. I can't pick a favorite between the two they are both fabulous. Glad you had fun playing with Michele.

  6. First let me say that I love that picture of two smiling friends! Marcia, both of your cards are simply amazing - love them both!

  7. Jumped over from Michele's blog to see how you used this darling girl and, boy, am I glad I did. Awesome coloring always intrigues me, beind so bad at it myself. Both your cards inspire me to try harder. They are beautifully constructed and, obviously, you've put your heart into them.

  8. Two wonderful cards, Marcia! I love Addy's card with your emboss resist deep red fading up to pink and her cute polka dot scarf and mittens! Your card for Michele is gorgeous with that Heart to Heart background - it looks amazing on gray!

  9. What a fantastic photo of the two of you, Marcia! You just have fun written all over your faces! I think you rocked the parameters with your two awesome Valentines! That is such a great image and you have showcased her as a Valentine just perfectly with your designs and coloring! Your card for M with a charcoal background has her name all of it!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Love that two of my favorites are playing cards today! These are just as cute as cute can be, Marcia. I keep zooming in on those sweet polka dots you added to the first little lady ~ swoon! Yes ma'am, those gray background hearts, tights and Uggs have Michele written all over them!

  11. Aahhh..Love both your Birdie Brown beautifully Copics colored and amazingly fussy cut little girls, Marcia. You and Michele look like two sweet happy girlfriends in your photo from your 1st meeting:-) You will be forever girlfriends now I am sure. Loved the backgrounds too for your fun Valentine's cards. I am off to check out Michele's post. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  12. They are stunning and I'm so in love with the grey and red and that heart background! Fabulous photo!

  13. I love them both, Marcia. Your coloring is wonderful and the fussy cutting is amazing. I don't know why we didn't take a picture when the three of us were together. I hope we can do that again some day.

  14. I adore both versions of your sweet, sweet cards!!! Beautiful coloring!

  15. Two adorable cards, Marcia! The first is so festive with the red and pink and perfect for Addy! Using red and gray makes a perfect card for Michele too! Awesome cutting and coloring, my friend!

  16. Two adorable cards Marcia! LOVE that sweet little girl. She looks so pretty in her Valentine's Day red outfit ... there's a little pink too! :) And the card you made for Michele is just PERFECT for her. That gray background is so pretty with the embossed hearts and the little girls really pops with the bright red. What fun you and Michele had! Off to check out Michele's post. xx


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