Saturday, November 19, 2016
JOY = Gratitude with Emma the Rag Doll and Clear & Simple Stamps
Hello everyone! Hope your weekend has started off well. I am hoping to work in the garden this morning and make some sense of all the plants that have decided to take root! They are calling for rain today and I am hoping they are wrong.
Today I wanted to share a card I made yesterday for The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I used several stamp sets from Clear & Simple Stamps. I really love their whole Rag Doll line as they are so unique and different and I will need to add a few new ones to my collection soon. Every year they send a free gift to everyone that has purchased from them during the year and the phrases on this card was one I got - I think two years ago - and I just love love love this phrase. It needs to be made into a permanent stamp.
I started with a top folding A2 card of white cardstock. I adhered a piece of Christmas themed paper to the card front. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock, 3 7/8" x 5 1/8", and stamped the word JOY with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink and the 2nd phrase underneath in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Next I stamped the tree stump from the Rag Doll: Scenes 3 set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with some Copic Markers. I then adhered the white cardstock to a piece of red cardstock and adhered both to the card front.
Up next was some paper piercing - I stamped Rag Doll Emma with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, colored in her skin and hair, and then fussy cut her out. I then stamped one of her coats from Rag Doll: Coats 1 on to a piece of white cardstock and on two pieces of decorative papers using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and then I fussy cut them. I adhered both pieces of her outfit on to the white cardstock outfit and then adhered this on to Rag Doll Emma.
Can you say CUTE???
Next I put some pop dots behind Emma and adhered her to the card front so that she is standing on the tree stump leaning against the word JOY.
I wanted it to look as if she was screaming it to the hills or to all the animals in the forest!!
I also added some Frosted Lace Stickles by Ranger to her coat and adhered a heart gem to the tree stump in place of coloring it in.
The last thing was to add 3 red sequins to the card front. Here is how the final card looks -
Well I hope you guys enjoyed this not unconventional Christmas card. I love this phrase and will have to try and use it a bit more! Let me know what you think of this card and of Emma, the Rag Doll. Until next time -
Hugs from Brasil -