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Friday, 18 March 2016

Blue babushka

I had some blue card blanks left over from a workshop, and decided to try using them with the babushka stamps, and this is the eventual result. The colours in the indoor photo and scan are nearer life than the ones taken outside in the sun this morning , and my editing skills are not up to fiddling with the colour balance!
I think this is called a shutter card, and I have included a scan of the flat card in an attempt to show how it goes together on an A4 sheet of card, and  folds down to DL size.

I stamped the buildings onto the outer edges of the card using versamark and copper embossing powder, and again twice onto a panel of blue card to fit the centre cutout, masking thefirst image. I used some old H2O paints to colour the buildings, and added a mat of copper card to the centre piece.

Babushka dolls were stamped in black memento ink onto white card, coloured with marker pens and cut out. they were then layered onto the front of the card, trying to remember to add the glue to the actual card rather than the dolls for the two larger ones so that they don't stick to the centre panel as well (guess what happened to the first card!)

Thanks for looking today, and check back for more ideas from the girls. we have all had fun playing with these stamps


  1. Wow, a beautiful card Von, love the idea and lay-out, gorgeous! xxMiranda

  2. Well whatever it's call Veronica it is gorgeous, I love the design and colours and of course your colouring of the dolls is fabulous, Kate x

  3. So beautiful! Think the look so warm and a bit as I remember the ones at my grandma....

  4. Lovely, works very well on the shutter card too.

  5. Great ideas here Veronica and these card shspes all work really well and show off the dolls beautifully.

  6. Brilliant card Vronnie, clever idea xx Zoe xx

  7. This is lovely Vronnie. Beautiful colours against the blue base card and I've forgotten what that style of card is called too, lol!

    Lesley Xx


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