Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pretty Hat Anya and Fancy Label

I was inspired to play with my Cricut Design Studio software after seeing some of the new die sets that Spellbinders is releasing, especially this one called Labels 4. I wanted to make creating it easy, so I simplified the shape a lot (although if I play around with it some more, I could probably get it a little closer to the original). It was done with the shape that looks like the Stampin' Up! Top Note die from Accent Essentials (it's called Accnt48s). I simply used the exact same shape 4 times and came up with this cool label shape:
The best part is that I did it all in the same selection box and used the nudge tool so that it can be easily sized however I want (you have to understand DS to get that). I have to admit that I'll probably still buy the Nesties (I really love the embossing effect and also airbrushing with the die in place), but at least this gives me more options!

Anyway, on to the card I made:
The label is sort of fancy so I immediately thought of Pretty Hat Anya to go with it. All the patterned paper is Wild Asparagus. I've been hoarding this pretty floral paper forever and thought it also went perfectly with Pretty Hat Anya. The image is colored with Copics and the pearls are puffy pearl paint.

A few details: there is a real little button sewn onto her hat, I stitched over the X on her hat too, and popped up the hat just in the middle for some dimension. Lastly, I used dimensional adhesive on her shoes to look like patent leather.

I hope you like the label and the card! TFL!


  1. did a great job with the pretty hat anya! love how you paper pieced the hat to match the background! cute doggie too! love that label...wish they made it in the card!

  2. I love this Pretty Hat Anya and what you did with your cricut DS!

  3. Wow! You have to share the cut file. ;o) It looks so elegant and beautiful.



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