Friday, May 26, 2017

Oh, the Ever So Cute Japanese Paper Dolls

I have been having a ball with these new dies from Frantic Stamper called, Kokeshi Japanese Paper Dolls die set. They are just so cute!!! And what's neat is that you can cut out 6 different hair styles with ONE pass of your die cutting machine! I do wish it had more "body" dies, but I did get around that.  Since the die is not detailed at all, I ran two pieces of card stock with the die and therefore got double the amount of base bodies as opposed to only using one piece of card stock.

Here is what I came up with:


And here are a bunch of dolls that I just put together. I had so much fun watching them "grow" and choosing the varies hair styles as well as the different color kimonos. With these dolls, I will be ready to put a card together in just about no time.

And let me show you what the background card stock looks like when I cut out all the pieces.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders to create the backgrounds.  It is very simple to use these powders; just sprinkle on the card stock and mist it with water.  The result is a beautiful shimmery watercolor background! The MICA is these powders is what gives it the shimmery shine which is perfect for this project making the kimonos look like real satin!




Hope you get inspired and start playing with these Pixie Powders.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend,
Anna

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Frantic Stamper Japanese Dolls, Spellbinders Nesting Scalloped and regular rectangles, Impression Obsession small tags, Marianne Creatables Butterflies set
Other: Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Carol Chiaramonte's Unconventional Valentine Card

I received Carol's Valentine card the other day and I was totally blown away with it!!! I just LOVED the color and I NEVER would have thought to use this color combo for Valentine's Day.  I've used the traditional red or pink, and even red, white and black, but this idea of teal just was totally out of the box and again, I just loved it! It also is a very simple design and you can create multiples of it.


I have emailed Carol to tell her that this card was out of this world and she was the usual Carol.  I know she loves easy, not many layers and nothing that is messy! She shared with me that she wanted to GET RID OF HER SCRAPS, and so she used up her scraps!!! She ended up with many cards and in many colors.  I should have asked her, how did she know I love teal blue???

Well, that's about it.
Thanks for stopping by,
         ~Anna