(and no, Honey, this is not my way of trying to tell you something...heeheehee) ;o)
...make this Babushka Swing card:
- Digital Image: Babushka doll from Squigglefly
- SRM's Quick Cards Baby Girl #52002
- Inkjet printer, Vellum cardstock, clear embossing powder, heat gun
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock, matte medium
- Dotted paper is (GCD Party it Up collection)
- Copic markers, Book paper
- Paper piercer, needle, & green & turquoise embroidery thread
- Large BasicGrey brad,
making the basic shape & colouring her head:
B) Print & emboss the doll 2 times on White cardstock (Once, for the face & the main shape & once for the apron bit.) To emboss it, I treated the paper with Matte Medium (Embossing note: this does change the way the paper takes Copic markers; it's quite different feel, but I like the digital embossing so much.
C) Colour the face & hair & cut the doll & the apron bit out.
a note on cutting (in other words, what I messed up here) ;o): In the photo above I cut out the apron & set it aside for later (to save paper) but in hindsight I would have just printed two of the dolls (with the flowers erased) and used one as a solid background (not cut) and one as the plain apron piece--since that would make it easier to work with. Clear as mud? ;o)
To make her look like a happy pregnant lady, I added a bit of Copic multiliner to her mouth (the aim was to make the corners of her mouth seem like they were going up in a bit of a Mona Lisa smile):
I coloured her hair with these 3 Copic markers: E71Champagne, E44 Clay, & Warm Gray No-7 and her skin with E50 Eggshell, E00 Skin White, & Sugared almond pink RV02.
making the apron:
A) Print one of the the Babushka Dolls (I chose Olga) onto vellum cardstock, emboss the wet inkjet printer ink with clear embossing powder & heat gun it gently to melt the powder. Adhere the embossed vellum to book paper & cut it out.
B) Adhere it to black cardstock & cut it out (leaving a bit of a black border)
C) Pierce around the scallop of the apron with a paper piercer, colour the vellum & stitch it with embroidery thread. Pierce a hole in the knot of the Babushka's scarf (for a brad later.)
just be sure to print your pieces using the same scale for all the pieces. :o)
A) Print the doll again to get the dotted patterned bottom--the dotted paper used here is from the GCD Party it Up collection. Like, vellum it lets you emboss from the printer because of the non-porous (metallic) finish.
B) Print the scarf (on patterned paper & cut it out) Cheap Trick: Want your paper bits another colour? Copic markers will do the trick. I used two Copic colours to match the BasicGrey brad: YG23 New Leaf & Aqua BG15.
(Sorry, can't for the life of me find the name of this paper. It has colourful orange/blue/green leaves on the other side.)
(and a baby Babushka):
Step 1) Colour the scallops on the dotted apron.
Step 2) Print & colour a teeny version of the doll (as a wee baby to match Mommy.) Cut the baby image out.
Step 3) Adhere baby the white cardstock apron bit (with the scallops cut off) Stick some SRM sentiment stickers onto it. (These are from SRM's Quick Cards Baby Girl #52002)
Step 4) Adhere baby in the Matrushka-Babushka Mommy's Tummy--so it will show from under the swinging apron.
Step 5) Cut the scarf into three pieces & Adhere the two scarf ends to the vellum apron section. If you don't have a matching brad, you can make one by gluing the paper-pieced center knot of the scarf onto any brad you have. I just discarded it, since the BasicGrey brad matched.
Step 6) Use a brad to attach the apron...
....so that it swings open...
and you can see the itty bitty baby Babushka in her tummy!
Step 7) Add an extra 3D flower:
(this one is embossed on vellum & coloured with Copics)
Make a Babushka shaped card:
A) Fold a piece of cardstock (I used a standard piece of black cardstock folded on the diagonal to get it long enough.)
B) Trace the Babushka shape onto it (making sure it overlaps a little to keep a fold intact in the card (at the top, or wherever you prefer.)
C) Cut it out and...
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hope you have an amazing day!
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