I played Babushka in a school play once, long, long ago – I remember I loved wearing a red scarf on my head! I also made a Russian doll card back in 2013, one of my early Card Therapies, and I think the dolls were from a template in Papercraft Inspirations. Have a look at these bashful beauties –
Back to 2017 and another female birthday, this time I wanted to make good use of my Hunkydory Beautiful Babushkas stamp set. Utilising the same masking technique as in the previous post, I attempted a ring of Russian dolls:
The ring didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it to, but it didn’t bother me too much so I carried on regardless. With masking, it is important to stamp from the foremost image and work your way backwards, which I made difficult for myself by attempting a circle! I couldn’t quite get my brain to think before I stamped… The flowers are a great addition to this stamp set, matching with the apron of the largest doll; I thought they would be great as corner embellishments for this card.
I masked the sentiment to have a little doll peep out from behind it, decorated with Buttercup Liquid Pearls and added the little border strip from the same stamp set underneath.Sweet aren’t they? I love the end result.
I have in mind to make a felt or fleece Russian doll creation, if that project ever becomes a reality I shall share it!
Thanks for reading,