Saturday, March 7, 2009

Four Dolls class

As this post goes live I'm teaching my second four dolls class today. Hows that for double tasking!
The first card is simple using paper piecing and masking to create a group of girls. The lanter in stamped onto a seperate piece and attached with pop dots. Stickles adds a finishing touch.
Our second project is a Folded Kimono with a bookmark inside.
Some General instructions:
1 – Score at the 2” mark on both of the short sides
2 – Score 1 ¼” from the top to the bottom edge at the 1 ¼”, 2 ¾” 4 ½” and 6” marks
3 – Cut from the top of the 1 ¼” score line across to the top of the 2 ¾” score line and from the 4 ½” score line across to the top of the 6” score line. These cut marks will be 1 ¼” from the edge on one of the 7 ¼” sides.
4 – Fold card creating the arms of the kimono. The other scored pieces fold to the inside of the kimono. Fold the top edges over to create the kimono.
5 – Wrap the obi (yellow printed piece) around attaching at the back. Decorate with primas and glue dots.
6 – stamp the doll on the top of the cream piece and cut around the top leaving the doll attached to the bookmark.
7 – stamp the doll onto the printed paper and cut out the kimono and paper piece it to the bookmark.

You can find a picture tutorial here.

The last card we're making is a coat card.
This is what it looks like closed:

And this is what it looks like open:

Some general instructions...
1 – to create the outer coat, score the red cardstock at 2” on both short sides. Score the 11 ¼ x 2 printed piece at 2 7/8” on both short sides. Attach together. Attach eyelets using the A1 setting on the crop-a-dile.
2 – to create the inner card. Score the purple piece at 5” to create a 5x 5 card base. Round all corners and attach layers.
3 – Dolls kimono is paper pieced and the fan is stamped on purple print, cut out and attached with a foam dot. Flower is also stamped on purple, cut out and attached.
4 – decorate with stickles.

Here's my original inspiration for the coat card.

Have a great day!


Pattyjo said...

Those are wonderful!!!! I am going to try those for sure! I love them and you did such a beautiful job!
Thank you so much for the directions and the pictures!

Janine said...

Ok I want to come to this class!!!

Mescrap said...

Such a beautiful work !!!
OOohhh ... i love them so much.