I'm here with a birthday card to show you - makes a change from the Christmas and Creepmas card that I've been making lately.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - You're a Doll, Folk Art Labels #25; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Dies: Waltzingmouse - You're a Doll
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; SUDP - Lucky Limeade; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Cuttlebug EF - Diamonds in the Rough
I've combined a number of challenges in this card:
- CASology - CAS#177 where the cue word is TOY - yes, a Russian Doll
- Colour Q - cQCc#321
- Less is More - LIM#255/256 - where the theme is HOMESPUN - I think she's simple and unsophisticated
- Sketch Saturday - SS#391 (an old sketch, but I didn't get chance to play along)
I cut a panel of kraft card, added a strip of dotty design paper and embossed it with an uneven pattern to give texture in some areas and not in others. I stamped the Russian Doll on white card, coloured her with Copics and cut her out with the matching die. I cut a number of extra dolls, glued them together, finishing with the coloured image on top. I added lots of sparkle to the image with a clear Wink of Stella brush. I used my MISTI to position and stamp the sentiment. And finished the front of the card with a little folksy flower. On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft card and on the white panel stamped a tiny Russian Doll, some flowers and a greeting.
As the shine is shining I took a close-up of the Russian Doll so that you can see the lovely shimmer that you get from Wink of Stella brushes:
We are all enjoying the start of our Christmas holiday. Yesterday we went to a photo shoot with the gorgeous Stephanie Smith - there were seven photographers and we had a fabulous time. I've not edited the photos yet, but here's a sneak peek at one from yesterday:
And today, while Jonathan is out at another photo shoot with Stephanie, Kat and I are home chilling! I put the finishing touches to this card and Kat is catching up on some TV. So nice to know that we don't have to get up early tomorrow and rush around - we can relax!!! That's all for now, see you again tomorrow!