Monday, April 28, 2014

My First Prima Doll Tag!

Aaaaahhh, yes. I did join the bandwagon here!  Ok I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't into these Prima Doll stamps by Julie Nutting when I first saw them. I actually didn't quite understand their appeal since they didn't have faces.  But after seeing them over and over on YouTube and seeing all the amazing projects crafters were making with them, I started becoming fond of them by the time I went to Prima ArtVenture and bought one from the store.

Then after I got back, it happened.  Yes. I got hit by the Prima Doll bug.  I guess since I was late to the party, so I got some good deals on the older doll stamps, but like everyone else, I also got some of the new ones too.  Now I won't say I need to have all of them, because I don't. I only bought the ones I really liked.  This one is one of them!  I think her name is Tasha.

So I am doing a swap with my friends because we all vowed we need to start using our stuff, so thought this would be a productive way to encourage us to create with our stash and inspire each other in the process.  I'm trying to make some extras nowadays since its much easier to mass produce than to bust everything out again.  So this tag was not meant for the swap with the girls, but I did end up giving it to a new friend that I met when we went to LA.. 

Rina "Scrapstress" and I met in LA on Lfundoo and my Epic Crafty Adventure. She's a riot and a totally hip chickee... So we got to chatting and decided to do a swap.. which you will probably find out about in another post because I can't share this tag until my other friends get their tags since it's kinda similar.
Anyway, nuff of the confusing stuff.  This tag was not part of the swap, but I wanted to make her one anyway because we were chatting about the Prima Dolls.  We both caved and bought some and I'm dying to see what she comes up with! (Pls share your Prima Doll projects Rina!)

So I started off by using some modeling paste with my favorite Prima stencil. It looks beautiful hanging down in the background.  I also added some chunky glitter to it to give it some shimmer.  Hard to see the glitter in the photos... sorry!

The paper used on the dress was from the Prima Stationer's Desk collection which I'm totally in love with!  Guess I needed a change from all those shabby chic pastels.  Had to add some flowers too.  You can't tell from this shot, but there's that ruffled chiffon trim from Hobby Lobby at the bottom of the card and some heart rhinestone trim over it.

And can't forget the top of the card... I used some rhinestone trim and red sheer ribbon to hold it in place. Then glued down a red rose on the bow.

The finishing touch was to add some long stem roses to her hand.

Hope Rina likes it and the other goodies we swapped!


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

THAT is one cool tag. Guaranty Rina will LOVE it.

Linda said...

Love my tag girly!!!