By Carol Hester
I have been wanting to use one of the Tim Holts Clipboard clips for quite a while and last night, playing with the Prima Halie Doll Stamp & Die set I had this wonderful idea to combine the two and make little reminder tag ..
I started out stamping the Doll onto the Prima Butterfly Paper and then cutting out with the die. I stamped her dress and cut it out once with the entire dress and trimmed off the ruffle.. I then stamped the ruffle again and fussy cut it to add a different color to the bottom. I highlighted both pieces with watercolor pencils from the Spring & Fall set.
I then stamped just her legs onto a floral paper and cut them out to look like her leggings.
I stamped the two pieces of her hair onto the small wood pattern paper in the 6x6 butterfly pad and then highlighted it with a watercolor pencil from the above set.
I stamped the shoes In black and again on the same pattern as the dress and fussy cut the bows out of the pattern paper, highlighting them with watercolor pencils. I stamped the dog onto grey cardstock and highlighted it with white watercolor pencils. I stamped the bows of the shoes once again and cut them out for in her hair and on the puppy dog tail.
I took the Tall Tags and covered one with the Wood grain paper from the 12x12 Butterfly Paper pack. I took the Chipboard Clip and attached it to the top using glossy accents on the back before adding brads to hold it in place.
I cut out one of the 4x6 images from the 12x12 paper and cut a piece of Acrylic to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and then attached the two together with brads at the corners. then tucked it under the Clipboard Clip.
Using the front gate from the Small Garden Gate Chipboard Album (you could also make a mini for on the back of the tag with the rest of the mini album) and the Sizzix Brick Wall Border Die I created the fence and sidewalk. I took only the outline from the brick wall and attached it to a tan background paper. I attached two of the crystals from the Butterfly Crystals to the the holes on the gate and then attached a Fab Scraps Mini handle to the opposite side with my glue gun. I attached the brick walk way down and then butted the Gate up to the top and glued the gate down using Quick Dry Glue.
I had the Prima Flower Spray from my Art Venture Goodie bag but you could also use any of the Petaloo ones we have in the store or the Petaloo Willow vines as well… I glued them down with my glue gun. I attached Halie in front of the vine, using foam tape where needed and beads of Quick dry too .
I made the suitcase using one of the Butterfly Matchboxes, small circles cut in half and attached to the corners and then added a cardstock handle and one of the small images from the Butterfly 6x6 pad.. and then attached it to the corner.
I finished it off by sprinkling flowers on the gate, adding Glossy accents to her shoes and using the DCWV Chalk Markers to write a note onto the Acrylic ( this washes off with a damp cloth for the ability to add a new message.) I know this sounds like a ton of work, but it actually only took me a little over 4 hours from start to finish ! Thanks for having a look and hope you have enjoyed my little creation