This one took on a life of its own - it just kept growing and growing. I had to put in some internal supports inside to hold the angles right. Had to decorate the backs of the dress form and the flower vase because of the mirror reflection (and because it is pretty!)
Started with 12 x 12 base, and figured out scoring and cutting. Made the toile wallpaper with the flower from Elements of Style. The armoire is the SU Labels framelit, with the paper cut to the exact width and then slid into the middle. The brads and flower (colored with markers) are from the SU Pretties kit. The vase is two scraps of window sheet colored with alcohol inks, sandwich over a turquoise strip (for water) that extends down into a slit I cut in the top if the dresser. For the mirrors, I don't have the Ovals framelits, so made do with various ovals that I do have, and used Recollections Foil sheets for the reflective part (non-SU). The purse is the just retired Petal Card Double punch on Brushed Silver CS and an old SU brad I colored with a Sharpie. I sponged Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise onto TT CS for the dress, then colored the floral trim with Pacific Point marker - put on a lot of color then spritz lightly with water to blend and let it dry overnight so the color stays intense.
Popped the doors and some drawers with dimensionals. Made the sentiment on the computer. It was very fun to make. For a very special friend's birthday.
May 16, 2013 ETA - I am drafting a free tutorial for this and will post it in the next few days - my thank you to all for the wonderful comments everyone has left, and all the help I get from SCS.
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Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 4:13 PM
Oh my! This is an elaborate card, but so detailed and wonderful! Bet that took you forever. What a special friend to be the recipient of this outstanding work!
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Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 5:59 PM
Drop dead GORGEOUS and genius!!! Wow, wow, wow what a masterpeice. I have joined side-step and center step cards together to make a little village but I would never have thought to make a gigantic one (nor would I be able to work it out LOL). TFS
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