Well, I am not a girlie-girl, don't make very girlie cards, and this is about as close as you'll ever see me to a set of heels like that!!
But I loved making this card for the Crafty Secrets challenge this week from Pammy Jo. Thanks so much for making the "P" for pleats!! (B is for buckle and J is for jewel)
I've never done pleating on a card and had planned all along to do just a strip of DP pleated, stitched across and used like ribbon or background. Then I pulled out the Score-Pal and made two scores every half inch and these little inverted pleats were born! Once they were all folded, I put a piece of tape across the back to attach the ribbon (belt). Then I cut the sides at an angle to give it more of a skirt shape.
All of the stamps are from the Crafty Secrets set Glamour Girls, and the shoes are embossed in black.
I used a little Sakura glitter pen here and there to sparkly it up a bit.
The sponging on the DP was done with the blending tool and then I used the Weave backgrounder from CHF to give a fabric look and make it more vintage.
I switched the card base from light gray to pink at the last minute - and so glad I did!!
Thanks for looking! Hope you are enjoying the challenge and if you haven't played yet, please come join us ;) !!
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 GMT Views: 711
Registered: September 19, 2006 Location: Akron, Ohio Posts: 10242
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 @ 6:18 PM
OH MY GOSH >>>>>> This is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! LOVE, love, love the pleated skirt (I used to wear skirts like this .. many moons ago!!) and the high heels, the background paper, the jewels, the faux stitching ... OH MY GOSH .... this is TOTALLY WICKED!!!!! Wonderful job ... I am SO GLAD you found the time to play and come up with such a cool idea! You and Pammyjo get the prizes for creativity this week!!! WOW!!!
Registered: July 19, 2007 Location: Orangevale, Ca Posts: 3497
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 @ 9:41 AM
Yowzers this is just TOO FUN Nancy! I want that skirt! Hope it doesn't come in just size 0-6. Love the layout, touch of flourishes and sparkle. I wear those heels in my dreams...makes my legs look great! Fabulous use of your buckle, texture and faux stitching. Thanks for all the deets and SUCH INSPIRATION!