Here’s another card we’ll be making at the WOW card class August 24. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
This one was inspired by a card presented at Stampin’ Up! Convention 2013 by Shelli Gardner and by a card made by my friend Christine Giuda. I loved the details on the dress form, and I wanted to use one of the new card frame thinlits, so here’s what I came up with.
This is the front. If you were at convention, you’ll recognize some details – the butterfly, the pin, the dress form framelit. I added crochet trim at the bottom of the dress and a little flower and some pearls to accessorize. The images here are from the Papaya Collage set, and the label is one of the framelits from the Labels collection.
I wanted the card to be a little bigger than the “regular” thinlit cards so it would open. So I cut a piece of card stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and lined it up with the thinlit frame. Normally, if you run it through the Big Shot like this, it will cut a card that folds to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, but since I wanted an extra fold, I pulled one end of the card stock back up through the thinlit so it was on top of the cutting area instead of underneath. (After the class on the 24th, I’ll post pictures of how this is done.)
The “swirls” are from the set “Everything Eleanor” and the sentiment is one of the Feel Goods stamps. The Blushing Bride scallop circle says, “Forever Friends,” which are two stamps from the Fabulous Phrases set. Kind of. The set actually has “friend,” but I added an “s” with a Crumb Cake stampin’ write marker.
When you pull the right side all the way open, you see this.
The “face” is part of the Shop Around wheel. I cut it out and colored parts with Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride markers.
It was a lot of cutting, but really not that hard once I had the idea in mind. The hardest part is getting the right part of the wheel to stamp, but I think I’ve got that figured out now.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy – and have a wonderful day.