Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Russian Nesting Dolls hand-stamped card

Small things and small things that stack into one another are always a delight!  I love Russian Nesting Dolls.  They are vibrant in color, stack into one another and are tiny!  Creating a hand-stamped card with this great image, one that brings back memories of our youth is a great way to bless someone special (who treated you special).

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Create this colorful water-colored card with:
*Today & Everyday stamp set (wood 134129/clear 134132)
Watercolor Paper (122959)
*Flashback Designer Series Paper (133699)
Pool Party card stock (122924)
Pool Party ink pad (126982)
Real Red ink pad (126949)
Crushed Curry ink pad (131173)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Aqua Painters (103954)

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I love the look of a soft water-colored image.  You can create layers and depth, shadowing, etc.  With our Aqua Painters the water is inside the pen!  Stamp the image with the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.  You can water-color on traditional card stocks and papers but the the best result is when you do so on our Watercolor Paper.  It is thicker and absorbs water to keep the paper flat for a high-quality look.

My beloved grandparents had a set of Russian Nesting Dolls and I don't know where it ended up since their passing. When my youngest discovered a set at one of our teacher's homes - she was over the moon!  Now for me to find a set.... hmmm... 
Pulling the color selection from the *soon-to-retire *Flashback Designer Series Paper to have a cohesive look to your project.  Layer the water-colored stamped image and add additional depth when you use the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.

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See MORE:  Like this with the Today & Everyday stamped images in these posts: Enjoy the Ride , Ombre Coloring and Chinese Lanterns posts.
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I love that a rubber stamped image in a hand-crafted card can bring back memories of my youth.  Russian nesting dolls in one of my favorite and *soon-to-retire stamp sets delivers a pretty and unique hand-crafted card.  Water-colored image can be soft and not perfect while delivering a perfect Thank-You card for that someone special who did something special for you!

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