Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chinese Doll

Today, I'd like to share this Asian inspired card with you.

I stamped the girl on white paper in black Memories ink and then again on red paper, embossed in gold. After cutting out the little Cheung Sam (the Chinese dress), I slathered it with my Champagne Versamark Dazzle, for some lovely gold shimmer and then adhered it to the doll image that I'd already coloured.

With my Cuttlebug and the help of oval Nestabilities dies, I cut out both the image and the scalloped oval. For the latter I used a nice gold paper (which looks very yellow in my scan). The little happiness circle was also embossed on a scrap piece of that very gold paper and cut out.

In my stash, I found a sheet of Asian paper that fit this kind of card perfectly, using only a small strip of it. This was simply glued on a white piece of paper. The border on the white paper was achieved with the Martha Stewart Mini Hearts border punch.

To finish it off, I wanted to add Gem Stones to the doll's hair. Because my stones were a teeny weeny bit too small to cover the design, I adhered them over top of tiny Prisma flowers that I also had lying around.

All those elements were assembled on Red Sparkle Paper and that's it!

The stamps:
CL339 - Chinese Dolls (Clear Set of Stamps) by Hero Arts

Cheerio - Isabelle


nise said...

She's darling (and so was your "team effort"). Love all the little touches you added to make her stand out, especially that MS border with the flowered paper. So pretty.

Danni said...

Love this! The paper goes with the image perfectly!