Tuesday 3 April 2018

Matryoshka Anniversary

Hi everyone.  I have a set of Russian Matryoshka dolls and dies which came free with a magazine a while ago.  There are six characters, i.e. man, woman, boy, girl, baby and cat which make up the set, so I thought that perhaps the man and woman would make a nice anniversary card.  I used another freebie hearts embossing folder for the background, and my Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Hearts die.

I started with the background embossing and inked up the folder using my brayer and some Adirondack Stonewashed Ink before laying the snippet of white card inside and running it through my machine.  It inked up quite well apart from around the central heart where it ended up with some ink in the wrong place, and so I then die cut the scalloped heart to go over it using another snippet of white card.  Unfortunately to cover the mistake the scalloped heart has to sit a bit further down and not in the middle but I think it looks OK, as they say there are no mistakes, just happy

With some more snippets of white card I stamped the two dolls using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and coloured them with some Spectrum Noir pencils and then cut them out with the die. 

I then mounted the hearts background on to my 6" square white base card and then adhered the scalloped heart and the two figures, and added the stamped sentiment using the Misti and Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and heat set with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Thank you for dropping by today and hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 323 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Uniko Challenge - No. 46 Colours ( I have used 3 of the colours: blue, green and pink)



Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Pat. I call them babushka dolls, which is probably wrong! Maybe that's the Kate Bush song! Oh well , I love them anyway and they make a lovely anniversary card, Cathy x

Jean said...

Lovely card Pat, I like the embossed background and the little dolls are so sweet, and perfect for an anniversary.
Jean x

Mac Mable said...

Happy accident indeed and great save. Gorgeous card and such a fabulous idea to use those dolls for an anniversary card x

Teresa Kline said...

so cute, luv the scrolled background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Di said...

What a beautiful pair of dolls Pat! Perfect for an anniversary and I adore the background for them. I wouldn't even have noticed or thought anything of your happy accident - looks just perfect where the big heart is to me!


Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Pat, I love the very colourful dolls and the lovely heart embossed background, makes a fabulous anniversary card, Kate x x

Mia said...

Fabulous card, Pat. I love matryoska dolls! And what a beautiful background. Kisses, my friend.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very pretty card Pat and I love the embossed background, it works so well with the image of the dolls x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh how cute the dolls look and that embossing folder is fabulous
Dr Sonia

Papercraft Boutique said...

An adorable Matryoshka anniversary card, Pat! I love the embossed and inked background. It's so pretty and adds interest to the card. I'd have never guessed the die-cut heart was to cover some ink in the wrong place. Great save! Hideko

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a fun and clever idea Pat. Great use of the colour combo at Uniko and thanks for joining in the challenge with us.

Sylvia said...

Adorable and beautiful card,Pat.Love the Russian dolls.


Deborah Frings said...

This is so clever! I adore the little Russian dolls and the heart background. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko Challenge. Deborah, DT.

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous, these dolls are so adorable, thanks for joining us at Uniko.