I don't often upload w/o it being for a challenge. I made a little dress card a couple of weeks ago and I had such fun doing it, I made a few more. Actually, I made six of these for Pamela at FireCracker Designs. She loves to send out thank you cards w/ orders.
I used a free template Dress Pattern from Paper Crafts Magazine. I cut the card in the dress shape, then cut the main dress from white paper. I stamped the little flowers and birds and colored them in with markers and a blender pen. The little bands were cut with scallop scissors and edged with the markers.
For the translucent aprons, I did a little recycling/repurposing. They may look like vellum, but my aprons are actually made from translucent shopping bags. A scrapbooking store I shop in has these great bags. They are translucent/transparent like vellum, they cut like a dream and when used with the Cuttlebug embossing folders they really look like vellum. Big difference? They are much tougher than vellum and won't rip. They're also easier to attach as they take the glue tape much better than vellum.
The aprons are attached on top of the dresses, the the bands are on top of the aprons. I used markers to dye my thin ribbon to match each dress, tied little bows then attached on top of the aprons and wrapped the ends to the back side. The round tags were first cut with a Nestabilities circle die then embossed with a Cuttlebug word folder. A small hole was punched in the top and ink was slightly sponged over the top. Then the dress was attached to the dress card. I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop oval to make my little collars by cutting the the ovals out of white cardstock, then cutting a collar shape out of the bottom and top part of the oval. I used a piercing tool around the scallops on the collar and band.
Please visit my blog The Write Stuff for more pics and details on the FCD Spring Fling.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009 GMT Views: 6245
Ya know I always thing when I say "THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN" - that that means it is and I won't see anything else in my lifetime to take it's place - - until NOW!! THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN and I'm going to try this first and show my club ladies who all have girls......I'm the one with the SON - - - LOL