Have you seen the gorgeous Prima Doll Stamps that are available now. Lime Tart has a selection and ... um ... all of them seemed to jump into my shopping card lol!!
They are quite a bit bigger than the stamps I have used in the past so I've upgraded my cards to a larger 21cm x 10.5cm size. Fortunately there is a 22cm x 11cm sized envelope easily available at most newsagents and post offices so I didn't have to resort to making my own.
I've used a paper piecing technique with these stamps using papers from the gorgeous September '13 Gourmet Tart kit from Lime Tart.
First select the patterned papers you would like to use on the stamped image (I just used them on the clothes). I find that smaller prints tend to work better for paper piecing. Then stamp the complete image on some white or cream cardstock, and stamp again on the patterned paper.
Next you will need to get out your best fussy cutting scissors (and fingers) and carefully cut out the images. Cut as close to the outside of the lines as you can. I have also cut out the space between her legs and arms (a craft knife is often best for this).
I then glue the clothes onto the base image and colour the hair and shoes with markers. Finally add this all to the card with some coordinating patterned papers, diecuts, adhesive pearls and twine (all from Lime Tart).
In addition to the Gourmet Tart kit and other products from the Lime Tart store I've used Studio Calico flowers; D-lish Scraps daisies; Stampin' Up! naturals ivory cardstock, ink, birthday stamp, punch & lace trim; and doilies from my stash.
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Crafty Hugs xx