Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Countdown: Day 3

This Valentine is for a little doll – a friend’s granddaughter.  In fact, there is another doll card for tomorrow.  I picked up this set of doll stamps at a trade show – they are from Hero Arts, and believe there are LOTS of possibilities for beautiful cards in these stamps.
CARDSTOCK: Base: Pretty in Pink textured cardstock (SU!); Rounded squares: Pretty in Pink designer series paper (SU!); Oval layer and Image layer: Whisper White (SU!)
STAMPS: Three Japanese Dolls (Hero Arts), Simple Sayings 2 (SU!)
INK: Basic Black (SU!)
ACCESSORIES: COPIC Markers, Cuttlebug die cut machine, Small Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders), Pink Satin Ribbon (Michael’s), Corner rounder punch (SU!), Foam tape (3M), ATG with ¼” adhesive (Scotch)
BASE CARD:  Cut a piece of pink textured cardstock to measure 5 1/2” x 11, and score it in the middle at 5 1/2”.
PATTERNED SQUARES: Cut two 2” x2” squares from the pink patterned paper, and round each corner with the punch.
WHITE OVAL: Cut a small white oval using the Cuttlebug die cut machine with the small oval Nestabilities die.  Run the oval through the machine twice – first to cut, then to emboss.
IMAGE: Stamp the doll on white paper, and color with COPIC markers. Trim the image, leaving a narrow margin around the image.
ASSEMBLY: Fold the base card on the scored line; this card opens vertically – the scored fold goes at the top of the card. 
The ribbon is added in 2 pieces: Cut a short piece (3”) and lay it vertically on the card.  Mount a 5 1/2” piece of ribbon ribbon across the middle of the card horizontally, across the small piece of ribbon, forming a cross.  Then tie the small piece in a knot and pull it tight. 
Then adhere the squares in an overlapping pattern close to the left edge of the card.  Mount the white oval over the center of the squares, and add the doll image mounted with foam tape.  Finish the card by stamping the sentiment in the lower right corner in basic black.
Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check back each day for a new Valentine!


ThreeSmartGuys said...

Very cute for a little girl.

Anonymous said...

cute card for girls.

Belle said...

The doll has such a sweet face. Any young girl would love to receive this card! The pink shades are very pretty together. I wonder if there are any boy dolls available to accent a card for a little boy!!

a simple offering said...

i just got these after christmas. i love them. this is a nice card. i like the way you used the shapes for a nice, clean design for this theme.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this one is so cute and nicely detailed without going overboard. You are such a wonderful inspiration!

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