Monday, January 25, 2016

Nesting Dolls

Dear Ones~
Hope those of you who have experienced the wrath of Ma Nature over the last days are beginning to see an end to the madness.  Here in Northern Michigan we didn't get any storms, so I count myself lucky. Usually it's we who are blessed with the white stuff.

I have been fortunate, as of late, to be working with the wonderful folks over at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Maria, owner and designer, is over the top talented. If you are not familiar with these amazing stamps, you need to check them out. Many of them are multi-step, so you get a lot of dimension.

Here is a card I made with the Nesting Dolls Stamp Set:

I wanted to make these cute dolls look like the real Russian nesting dolls. I colored them with my Copics and then got out my white gel pen and designed a pattern. Lots of die cuts and embossing folders used here too.  I die cut 3 different button shapes, stacked them together, and covered them with UTEE for a nice shine. I can't wait to use this stamp set again and try some other patterns on the dolls.

Here are the Ingredients:
 GKD White Card Stock
DCWV Summer Dream Patterned Paper Stack
Memory Box LaRue Heart Die
HOTP Love and 5 Hearts Die
Darice Cherry Blossoms and Circle Interlock Embossing Folders
GKD Allison's Ribbons Dies
Papertrey Ink Button Dies 
Sequins Covered with Glossy Accents

This card will be entered in:
Simon Says Monday - Love is in the Air
Scrappy Land - Love is in the Air

So thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. And don't forget to hop over to Kitchen Sink Stamps and see what they have to offer. You won't be sorry!!


  1. You are wicked smaht to make your own design, I think your Nesting Dolls look AMAZING! How clever and creative. I had a set from a Russian friend of my Dad's, I loved them! Your card is beautiful in color, design and detail...oh my word the details! Wonderful textures and layers....just Stunning!

  2. Very cute! Love that heart die in the bg too~

  3. Beautiful Nesting Dolls, I love how you colored them! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  4. Beautifully done my friend! I love how you colored the dolls and arranged them so well. All the extra details really make it super awesome!

  5. Cute, cute, cute!!! Your coloring and details of the dolls is AMAZING!! Love the layout, texture, details, colors....just ever-y-thing.

  6. These are beautiful. You did an awesome job!


  7. Love those dolls!!! You did an excellent job coloring them, and I love what you've done with your white gel pen! The buttons look awesome, too.

  8. The nesting dolls are adorable, Judy, and I love how you framed them with the red hearts! So glad you joined us in the Love+Red challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!