Okay, this is such an AWESOME window diecut from ODBD - it includes the window framing, the scalloped valance and curtains for each side of the window. I used the valance, but not the curtains on this one as it would cover up the display dresses. I don't design for ODBD, but thought I'd put in a plug for them by linking you to where you can purchase this diecut - it's toward the bottom of the link:
It's not very often I get a vision in my head about the card I'm going to make. They usually take on a life of their own, but I was determined to make a window at a boutique showcasing elegant dresses. I was actually going to go much more elegant or vintage, like evening attire, but couldn't resist the more cheerful flower look.
I knew when I saw this card by Judy with a window scene, that it was the one to pick. I obviously turned her beautiful scene into a boutique and used a different window diecut. Here is Judy's beautiful card:
I paper pieced the dresses in coordinating colors from the SU DSP, Springtime Vintage. I popped up the paper pieced dresses on dimensionals, added bling and a gold leaf pen on the bottom of the stand and on the little tassles beneath the dresses. I also popped up the window frame on dimensionals.
I used the SU B/G stamp, Teahouse, which I really love b/c it's so delicate and not overpowering. It's behind the dresses in the window frame. The main panel behind that was also stamped with the B/G stamp and embossed with the Victoria EF.
I added a sentiment using 2 fancy tags and popped it up on dimensionals. I punched 3 bows from the coordinating dsp. I used the same dsp for the diecut valance above the dresses. Topped off the whole window with several dimensional layers of a flower punch sent to me by Marie (momof5boys) and blinged it up. Thanks Marie.
Well, that about does it. Come visit me at my boutique when you can. I may have some different dress choices coming soon to display at my window. The Boutique is called "Boutique A La Fruitcake"! Inside Joke!
Thanks for taking a look and my disorganized novel as to what I did here. I need to get to bed.
Date: Friday, January 13, 2012 GMT Views: 1851
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Arlington, Washington Posts: 29891
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 8:39 PM
Pam! this is amazing! I love that you used the window in the tent topper style card! Your little boutique looks very inviting indeed. Everything came together perfectly!
thank you so very much for casing a card for me today!
hugs to ya!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 16770
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 @ 6:04 AM
Well, cowgirl, you did a bang-up job of creating ze Boutique de la Fruitcake! Great vision in the way you used the window die - all decorated up and - you even paper pierced the edges of your card - Great job with every ounce of creativity!!
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Sat, Jan 14, 2012 @ 7:20 AM
Wow - cool card! Love all the fabulous details! Love the layering of the sentiment with those shapes.
Love the paper pieced dresses you put in the window - so clever!
Really great card! Thanks so much for playing along to encourage our Queen!
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Sat, Jan 14, 2012 @ 8:03 PM
Oh, so you have your very own boutique now, do you? Well, I want to do more than window shop. Wow! What a cool and gorgeous card. Those paper pieced forms are great. Now, the question is, do you have a landing pad? Another inside joke. :) Love, love your card!!!
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Sun, Jan 15, 2012 @ 8:40 AM
Oh WOW Fruitcake......you done really really really fabulous with this one! LOVE that window and darling images behind. What a girly girl kind of a card. Didn't know you had it in you.....the girly girl part. hehe Just kidding! This has an old time feel to it. I am so lovin' it! You Done Good. TFS :0)
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