I really love the images in Today & Everyday stamp set – lanterns, a scooter, and cute nesting dolls. I featured the lanterns as soon as I could get my hands on them (you can see that post here). The nesting dolls are far more intricate than the lanterns, but they were just as fun to use. Today’s project features these dolls on a Crumb Cake Notecard:
- You’re a Doll! I love these nesting dolls, but I’m not too crazy about the coordinating sentiment “Many thanks.” While it’s cute, I think it could come off a little cheesy? Is that terrible to say? I wanted a “thanks for being awesome” card, so my brain almost exploded when I came across this sentiment from Choose Happiness. Seems to fall in line with the nesting dolls, right? “I need a friend, there you are. And here you are again. And again.” I tilted the sentiment on the notecard to coordinate with the slant of the dolls.
- Adding Pearls. Once these cute dolls were colored and ready-to-go, I decided to dress them up a bit by adding some pearls. I got a little carried away and added 36 small pearls. I didn’t plan it that way, but 36 happens to be my lucky number (and thus favorite number). I’m sure there are other ways to apply pearls to these patterns without using so many pearls, but I kinda’ like the way it turned out – a little something extra that doesn’t really take away too much from the overall image.
- Coloring with Blendabilities. I just love my Blendabilities – and I’m excited that you’ll be able to order the rest of them starting Friday. Yippee! I didn’t do any cool blending (I know that’s why they were created!) – instead, I just colored. Coloring is so easy with these things! I alternated colors (between Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana) to balance out the patterns in the doll dresses.
I paired the notecard with a notecard envelope and added a liner with Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. Perfect!
Stamp Sets: Today & Everyday, Choose Happiness Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities (Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight) Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels
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