1/11 Rising Star Swap Card

My Matryoshka is such a sweet stamp set. I spent some time in Russia through a college ambassadorship and I have many fond memories of the people, the places, the customs and the crafts. The food? Not so much - lol! But, isn't it nice to travel and actually lose weight!

I knew I would be purchasing this stamp set the second I saw it. I decided to use it for the Rising Star swap I participated in. The cards I got back were unbelievable! I hope everyone liked my card as much as I like theirs.

One reason I like the Clear Mount stamps so well is because I can cut the images apart and use them separately if I want to. And, then it is just a cinch to put them back the way they were before I cut them apart! I cut the bigger doll away from the smaller ones to use it more easily on this card.

I stamped my image in Basic Brown because I could use my Aqua Painter with it and I knew it would not smear. Basic Brown is like Basic Black and Basic Gray . . . waterproof. I used my Aqua Painter because I find it so handy. I squish the lid of my ink pad down onto the ink and that is my palette for picking my color up with the Aqua Brush. If I find that my Aqua Brush is getting a little too wet on the end, I just paint off the excess onto a piece of scratch paper. I like to work with a fairly dry tip as it gives me more control of the color.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate you!

These are the supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: My Matryoshka Clear Mount (118583)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty DSP (117153)
Ink: Basic Brown (104315), Pretty In Ink (101301), Rose Red (101778), Old Olive (102277), Blush Blossom (102609), Bordering Blue (102265)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Small Heart Punch (117193)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287)
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755)


Kelly said…
Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 13. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.
jaydee said…
Kay, I too spent time in Russia and fell in love with the set because of the memories it brought back. I love this card and your usage of it. Gorgeous!