Sunday, 16 March 2014

Hello my crafty friends
It's that time of the month when we run a new challenge over at and I have done this card as my design team card. The challenge this month is spots and stripes and I hope we will see you all entering this month and give us a chance to see your creations. I hope the fabulous cards the DT have come up with will inspire you.

I started this card by choosing my favourite Kanban stamp,it is from a set of three dresses and I just love this one. Then I had a look to see what backing papers I had that went along with the theme of spots and chose two other contrasting coloured papers. Then I stamped the image on both of the contrasting papers and cut them out. I used the darker colour for the frill and the insert piece and the lighter for the main dress. I wanted to give it texture so that it appeared more like material so I ran it through a embossing folder. I then stamped another image on white card and coloured the manikin in with pro markers, ivory and blush. Then I chose a frame die to fit the image and cut and embossed it then shaded the edges while it was still in the die with a distress ink pad and then embossed another frame in the lighter of the two contrasting papers and cut it out using scissors and laid it underneath so that the colour would show through. I then punched holes in the bodice and laced through them with a contrasting yarn and then layered the lighter one on top of the dark layer and added some sparkly jewels to the top of the dress (well who doesn't like a bit of bling). then I made a bow with some satin ribbon I had and added a flower in the same colour to the center of the bow. Finally I embellished it with some white swirls and added some contrasting buttons,pearls and two hat pins which I threaded on some pearls and added a sentiment. I hope you like the finished card and it inspires you.
Happy crafting my friends and have a good day xx


Kate M said...

Beautiful card - love that dress and how you have laced up the bodice - fabulous.

Nicky Wilcox said...

A fantastic card xxx

Anne Taylor said...

Lovely card x x

Linda Simpson said...

Linda xxx

Britishrose said...

very attractive card Angela, love the colours and the use of the dress form xx