Nesting Dolls Embossed Happy Thoughts

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Nesting Dolls Embossed Happy Thoughts

This adorable set of nesting dolls is ideal for coloring with alcohol markers! Create professional looking cards and accents with Spectrum Noir and you'll never want to buy a store-bought card again! The addition of dimension with the use of embossing folders and ink also adds texture and interest.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    On Smooth Paper, stamp Nesting Dolls stamp with Memento Ink (make sure the ink is a basic dye based ink, not solvent or oil based).
  • 2
    When dry, color images, shading larger areas by using the lightest tone, then working out with the medium tone, then highlighting with the darkest. Blend the changeover of tones with the lighter tones of the color to create a subtle look of shading. Cut out images and put aside. Stamp sentiment image on white cardstock with Black ink and cut out.
  • 3
    Place card in embossing folder that will fit size of card. Run through embossing machine.
  • 4
    Open up card. Ink foam on Blending Tool with Broken China and lightly ink embossed areas of the frame portion of the card.
  • 5
    Use a different section of foam (or use new piece of foam) and ink embossed areas to the inside frame area of card with Peeled Paint. Use tape adhesive to tape these two layers of card together.
  • 6
    Use adhesive foam circles to layer Nesting Dolls inside frame and sentiment on the frame portion of card as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Paplin Paper Products White Rectangle Photo Frame Card 104393627
  • Hero Arts® Russian Nesting Dolls Stamp Set 3 pcs. 104502687
  • Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers 104734068
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Turquoises 104581687
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Skin Tones 104581670
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Yellows 104581680
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Reds 104581678
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Purples 104581693
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Greens 104581689
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Pinks 104581691
  • Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers Blues 104581684
  • American Crafts™ This to That Adhesive Foam Circles 275 pcs. 104510491
  • Provo Craft Cuttlebug® Manual Die Cutter and Embosser Machine 104073379
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Ink Stamp Pads Broken China 104096625
  • Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress™ Ink Stamp Pads Peeled Paint 104096621
  • Ranger® Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool 104575037
  • Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink Stamp Pad Tuxedo Black 104736566
  • 3L™ Scrapbook Adhesives® E-Z Runner 33 ft 100392377
  • Scissors
  • Embossing Folder of Choice