Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sending smiles!

Hope you are having a fab day! I finally managed to make a card today:-) yay!! talk about an achievement;-) took me quite a while to get this right as I was just not inspired all these days..
Sigh... Btw this is the second time I am posting this, used the wrong photograph the last time! he he, Sorry if anyone saw it and is now confused:-)

Used some fab paper I bought a while back, some of you might be familiar with it, its Japanese Washi paper. I love this stuff, almost like mulberry paper but with gorgeous prints.

Here's where to get them: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnieHowes

I also used Washi tape for this (the brown stripy background) they are very easy to use and also can be used for masking as they are removable..

This is where to check them out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlehappythings1

So here's the card:-)

The background is made with a Hero arts stamp (Asian fan border), I stamped all the fans with Tattered rose ink and then added more distress ink on the paper with my ink applicator to get the tone on tone look.

I then cut out a piece of white card stock and added strips of tape to form a continuous stripe and mounted it in the center.

Used the 'Four dolls' stamp also by H.A and stamped on my Washi paper and a piece of White card stock. I cut out the dress and coloured in my stamped doll with Copics and assembled. Since her hair was lacking embellishments, I gave her a little flower from the same stamp set and decorated it with a single pink jewel.

I adhered her with dimensional adhesive onto a little round scallop so that she stands out.

I used a new Hero arts sentiment set called 'Take good care' which I got recently from Ebay and stamped with Chestnut Roan ink by Colorbox. Been waiting to use this, and when my stamp-a-majig came, I finally did!! Love my stamp-a-majig to bits:-) If you use rubber stamps, YOU MUST GET ONE :-) trust me.

And that's it! hope you like my card:-)


  1. I love this one, it's so cute and pretty at the same time! Does make me smile~

  2. this card made me SMILE !! I love it !!

  3. awesome colors! I love the little butterflies, too! Great placement! :)

  4. Sweet card! Love the nesting doll! :)

  5. She is so cute!!!! You did a wonderful job!!!!