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Monday, 17 April 2017

babushka (by Veronica)

Apologies for the picture-heavy post, thought I ought to show some photos of how it was done!
Thought I would try something a little different with the babushka dolls, and make a pop-up box card. Normally I would cut out the box, but as I had some ready-made blanks I used those for speed - they were rather shorter than I would have preferred, but worked quite well in the end.
I used the babushka dolls plate and the silhouette palaces stamps with a mixture of markers, pencils, brushos and distress inks.
The folded flat box fits into an 8"x8" square envelope, and the top panels are 85x80mm, side panels 85x105mm , and the back 85x185mm - sorry for the mix of measurements.

 I stamped the buildings from babushka onto
80x75mm panels for the fold-down flaps, and also at the top of a 80x180 panel for the inside back of the card,using black versafine ink. They were coloured with watercolour pencils.
The pic shows how they were glued onto the base card.

 The side panels were 80x100mm, and here I stamped the smaller stamp from silhouette palaces using black archival ink, then sprinkled lemon, rose red and turquoise brusho powder before spritzing it for the sky.

The same stamp was used at the bottom of a 80x180mm panel for the back, this time using smoky grey distress ink and sponging round the edges with the grey as well.

I stamped 2 large and 1 medium dolls onto white card using versafine again and coloured them with marker pens so that they stood out a bit from the background.
The blank came with 2 bars for the inner box, so the smaller doll was glued to the front of the back bar and the other to the front and back of the front bar
two more photos of the completed box from different angles


  1. This is lovely. What a really clever use of the stamps, it looks fabulous. Happy crafting, Sandra x

  2. What a great pop up box Veronica and love the babushka dolls with the places, and love the inner and outer decoration too. A very clever creation. x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Veronica, a fabulous box card design and you've really put the wonderful images to good use, lovely colouring and colours, Kate x

  4. Wow! Such creative way to use these stamps!! Amazing surprise box!!!

  5. What fun, thanks for all the details :)


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