Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nesting Doll Thank You


One final share tonight-this Nesting Doll Thank You card. I loved this stamp set when I bought it last year, but I have to admit that I have really struggled to use it. I've tried lots of different color schemes and mediums (ink, markers, colored pencils) and it just never comes out right. Today I decided to just use dark brown ink and stamp the doll on kraft cardstock. I loved it! Then I just distressed the edge of the kraft cardstock with Creamy Brown chalk ink.

I created this card for three different online challenges. First, I used this month's sketch from Sketch For You To Try. I chose this image for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which was to make a card based on a childhood memory. My memory was my trip to the Soviet Union (back when it WAS the Soviet Union!) I went as part of a school trip when I was 13. I spent two weeks there. One of the souvenirs that I brought home was a set of nesting dolls. This stamp was perfect, and I paired it with a floral patterned paper from Stampin' Up! that reminded me of the design on my nesting dolls. Finally, because I used my favorite kraft cardstock, I am entering it in Kraft Journal's Anything Goes challenge. Speaking of The Kraft Journal, my Vintage Thinking of You card won a Top 3 in their Flourish challenge!
Thanks for stopping by again tonight-I'll be back tomorrow with more shares!

10 comments:

Dawn said...

great card Sherri. Nice to remember those childhood memories.

Virginia L. said...

Love your stamping on kraft cs for this doll! The elements all worked so beautifully together! I could never tell that you "struggled" with it :)

Kristina said...

That stamp is so cute!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!!

Nancy said...

What a sweet card! And you went to the Soviet Union on a school trip??? Wow!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Tracy said...

Adorable! I've always loved nesting dolls. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us again this week at The Kraft Journal and congrats on your Top Three win! :-)

Tiffany said...

So very sweet! I love the yellow and black together with that tiny punch of red!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how cute! I think that nesting doll stamps works perfectly on the kraft paper! Love the little pearl you added to the flower center in her hair, and love the sweet floral paper you paired the image with. How cool that you took a school trip to Russia. I didn't know schools ever did such a thing.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Kraft Journal. :)

S said...

Why is it that we are so sure we need to buy a certain stamp and then hesitate to use it. Happens to me all the time. Your card looks great with the dolly. Nice.

Laurie Chilton said...

Sherri this is so sweet. I remember having a set of nesting dolls when I was younger. It brings back such good memories for me. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kelly C said...

totally cute card!! I love that stamp :)