Kokeshi Envelopes

Hey i-Crafters! Justin here, and today I am sharing a fun spin on the Kokeshi Dress Up Doll Die Set, part of the super fun January Release, that I created!

The Kokeshi Dolls are incredibly adorable, and would be perfect on any type of project, so I decided to use them with the mini envelope die from Animalopes, and give them a neon twist!

First, I took 2 6″ x 9″ pieces of blending cardstock. Individually, I placed the Japanese Kumiko Stencil over top, and blended splotchy neon colors. One panel, I blended pink, orange and yellow. The 2nd, I blended purple, blue and pink!

Because I wanted to make 2 envelopes, I needed to cut 2 dolls, so each of these steps need to be duplicated. I die cut the face, body and hair pieces from the Kokeshi Dress Up Die Set in white blending cardstock. Then, from black cardstock, I die cut the chopsticks for the hair, the V for the dress, the eye pieces, the sandal straps, and also the words “Hooray” from the Celebration Inserts Wiper set and “Hello” from the Flip Card- Dashed Circles set out of black cardstock. Then, I die cut all of the garment pieces, flowers, “Hello”, “Hooray” and envelope pieces from each of Japanese Kumiko ink-blended panels.

Tip: There are a good amount of little die cut pieces used in these Kokeshi Dress Up Dolls, so I would highly recommend using some sort of embellishment tray to hold your die cut images while you’re working! This helps keep them all in one place!

Using Copic Markers, I colored the hair and skin for each of the dolls, and began piecing/adhering them together. I wanted them to be opposites of one another, so each time you see an ink-blended pattern appear on one doll’s project, it is the opposite on the other doll. Once the dolls were all put together, I adhered the envelopes together, along with each of the words being matted with black cardstock.

I put each of the dolls on an Animalope envelope with a sentiment, added a couple sequin embellishments, and my projects were complete!

If you haven’t yet, be sure to head over to the i-Crafter website to check out all of items that are brand new with the January Release!

For more inspiration, please feel free to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and check out my personal blog here!

Thank you so much for stopping by the i-Crafter blog today! I can’t wait to see what you make next!

Happy Crafting!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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