I would like to pass on my best wishes to all my Facebook and blogging friends who are experiencing extreme weather conditions at the moment. I hope you are all keeping well and safe in either the extreme heat or the very very cold weather.
For my post today I have used the gorgeous Paper Doll (D1547) stamp set which takes me back to my childhood. I loved playing with paper dolls and dressing them up with different clothes and this stamp set is so cute and it is almost like what I had as a child. The good news is that this stamp set is still going to be available in the new product guide coming next month.
I have used a paper piecing technique to create the clothes as well as some colouring in with my alcohol markers. Splitcoaststampers have a tutorial on paper piecing and you can find it on this link.
For these little girls I have stamped the image of the girl on White Daisy cardstock and then I have stamped the outfits onto the some scrap White Daisy cardstock to have a base for the patterned papers. These images have been fussy cut out carefully.
I have used Chantilly papers to create a lovely combination of clothes for my little girl and as it is already so beautifully coordinated it was easy to do. Unfortunately, the Chantilly papers will not be continued with the next product guide. However, I have seen the new Product Guide and I love the new papers coming out. Watch this space…
For this card I have stamped the top onto a piece of yellow patterned paper and then fussy cut it out and adhered it to the base outfit. And for the pants I have used my Pear alcohol markers to colour in the pants and the Cotton Candy alcohol markers for colouring in the bag etc. I then used the little tags to glue the outfit onto the base girl image. The hair has been coloured in using Buttercup alcohol markers. The hat has made by stamping the hat image onto Desert Sand cardstock and then fussy cut. I have coloured the flowers using the above alcohol markers and using a craft knife I have cut along the edge of the hat to allow me to place it on the head of the girl.
To complete the card I have embossed the Cotton Candy cardstock with my Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and stamped the cross stitch from the Stitch Wonder stamp set onto the Buttercup card and adhered it to the base card stock. I have used scrap yellow patterned paper to make some ribbons and finished off by stamping the sentiment from the You are My Happy stamp set onto a piece of White Daisy cardstock.
On the bottom two cards for the dresses I have stamped onto the pink patterned paper and then carefully cut out just the dress and using my Bonded Memories glue stick adhered it onto the base of the clothes. I then stamped the same image onto the green paper for the pants and again cut out the pants carefully and adhered them onto the base with my glue stick. I have used my Cotton Candy and Pear alcohol markers to colour in the flowers on one of the dresses. I then used the little tags to glue the outfit onto the base girl image.The hair has been coloured in using Buttercup alcohol markers. The hat has made by stamping the hat image onto Desert Sand cardstock and then fussy cut. I have coloured the flowers using the above alcohol markers and using a craft knife I have cut along the edge of the hat to allow me to place it on the head of the girl. For the head band I have stamped the image of the head band onto Cotton Candy
For a touch of whimsy I have used the grass from the Bugs and Hugs stamp set which looks quite cute and gives a background for the girl to stand on in the middle card.
On the bottom card I have stamped the lemon image onto Buttercup cardstock and then fussy cut them and then halved them to make the border.
For both cards I have stamped the image of the sign onto Desert Sand cardstock and cut it out and adhered it to the card.
I love the sentiments with this stamp set and for the bottom two cards I have used Outdoor Denim ink to stamp the sentiments on White Daisy cardstock and trimmed them to fit and matted them with Pear cardstock.
To complete the cards I have added a touch of bling with the clear sparkles and epoxy bubbles.
This technique helps to create a little three dimensional feel to the girls and the girls really look like they are about to step out of the cards.
The top card is from a recipe from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2. This is such a versatile book with lots of great ideas for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. There are a number of different books with lots of ideas available on my website.
Cuttlebug embossing folder – Swiss Dots
I hope that you all have a great week and I will catch up with you next week.