I always get a bit antsy during January and February when the weather's gloomy and all the holidays are over. I yearn for some color and spontaneity! So I thought to myself, why not dye my hair blue? Five seconds later, I remembered my work's dress code policy and the fact that I'm way past my prime for sporting blue hair. So I decided to give blue hair to one of my stamp girls instead. I call this little project, "Hairdo Re-do."
All the stamps used on this card are from 100 Proof Press. The girl stamp, called Flowers for Hair, is stunning. I stamped her on flesh-colored cardstock, then fussy-cut around her and added pink chalk to her cheeks. I trimmed down her stamped hair and glued yarn strands to her head instead, which totally changed the look of the image. I also made a dress for her.
For the card's background, I started with white cardstock and heat-embossed two stamped images on top of each other (Balance Sheet in black and Large Handwriting, placed vertically, in blue). On top of that, I stamped Mode de Paris Buttons in green and smeared them with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I followed up with more inking. I smeared Salty Ocean Distress Ink down the vertical handwriting lines and smudged some Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the background, along with some Fresh Green Colorbox ink.
I topped it off with this Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil cover plate die, which I cut a few sections out of and added ink to. I also glued some of the cut-out pieces back in.
I nestled my blue-haired friend behind the cover plate die, added the Beautiful You sentiment and was done! I enjoyed this little project and it did beat back that feeling of February Blah...until I have to scrape my frosty car windows again in the morning!