Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Countdown: Day 4


As promised, here is another Valentine doll!  This one is very simple too – the Spellbinders Nestabilities make matting an image a breeze.  Enjoy!


CARDSTOCK: Base: Rose Red (SU!); Solid Horizontal Mat: Pretty in Pink (SU!); Patterned Mat: Raspberry Tart designer series paper (SU!); Scalloped Oval Mat: Cameo Coral (SU!); Oval Mat: Pretty in Pink (SU!); Image: Whisper White (SU!)

STAMPS: Three Japanese Dolls (Hero Arts); Holidays and Wishes (SU!)

INK: Basic Black (SU!)

ACCESSORIES: COPIC Markers, Gelly Roll Clear Star sparkle pen (Sakura), Cuttlebug die cut machine, Large Scalloped Oval Nestabilities; Small Oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders), Accents & Elements felt flower (SU!), pink brad (Imaginisce), 1/8” hole punch (Fiskars), ATG with ¼” adhesive (Scotch)


BASE CARD:  Cut a piece of pomegranate cardstock to measure 4 1/4” x 11, and score it in the middle at 5 1/2”.

HORIZONTAL MATS: Cut a pink layer measuring 5 1/2” by 2 1/2”.  Count a patterned layer measuring 5 1/2” by 2”.

OVALS: Cut a scalloped oval from the coral paper using the Cuttlebug die cut machine with the large scalloped oval Nestabilities die.  Run the oval through the machine twice – first to cut, then to emboss.  Then cut and emboss a pink oval using the small oval die.

IMAGE: Stamp the doll on white paper, and color with COPIC markers. Accent the flowers on the kimono with the sparkle pen.  Trim the image, leaving a narrow margin around the image.  Punch a small hole in the hair and mount the flower with the brad.

ASSEMBLY: Fold the base card on the scored line; this card opens horizontally – the scored fold goes at the left of the card. Then adhere the pink mat followed by the patterned paper.  The ovals are next, and center the image in the final mat – all elements are mounted flat against each other.  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!


Anonymous said...

this card is very cute for a little girl. very adorable card.

Anonymous said...

I love the Asian inspired cards!

Belle said...

Wow, I like how the horizontal pattern on the matting picks up the stripes of the kimono belt! Nice greeting card for little girls and grown up ladies, too.

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