I saw this style of dress/gown on Patty Bennett's blog and then found a similar one on StampingSharon's blog. I just love these and made a robe to put over my dress. I am hosting a lingerie bridal shower for my oldest son's fiance. I thought it turned out so cute. I made another pattern from vellum of the dress and drew a line at the waist. Then I used a ruler to draw a line from the center point of the waist to the 4th scallop from each side and cut that triangular shape cut. To make cutting all the dresses and robes out, I just held the pattern to each scallop circle and freehand cut around the pattern. I felt it would take too long to trace around the pattern each time. I had to do a little trimming after adding the robe over the dress, but I think they turned out so cute.
I made the inside on My Digital Studio. I love how easy it is to match the colors to the card stock. Great way to customize your invitation.
Owl Always Love You is for my hubby's Valentine. I love the Owl punch and this is the first time I used it. A very simple card and I made another with a different orientation to send to my NC Demo Monday Mailer. I am very busy now making bridal shower invitations and things for the rehearsal dinner and wedding for our oldest son's upcoming wedding. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Just thought I would share what I learned while making this card. I posted details on yesterday's post.
For the Vintage Pottery background I used Very Vanilla card stock and used Crumb Cake classic ink. To get that effect, ink the brayer and roll on the smooth side of the folder. Then run it through the Big Shot as you normally would. Here is what you get...piece of highlighted embossed card stock to be used however you want.
Next is what I found out by accident. I put my paper down in the folder and didn't have it lined up, when I picked it up some of the ink had left a pattern. So I reinked the folder's smooth side and put the card stock down. I carefully laid a piece of scrap paper over the card stock and rolled the brayer over several times. I lifted the paper and card stock and this is what I got. I think it looks like a stamped image. Click on the photos for a larger view! I punched out scallop circles from the embossing folder stamped images to use behind the bird in the card above.
One of the these cards will go to my Monday Mailer partner in my NC Demos Yahoo Group. I love making the flowers using the embossing stylus to make them more 3D. I will have another post showing something I did with the background and something I discovered while making this "antique pottery" background. I will explain that one tomorrow. Stay tuned!
I used the beautiful Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper and the Nature Walk stamp set from the Occasions Mini. Check it out on my sidebar. There are some awesome products there. Plus if you spend $50 in merchandise, you can pick a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. What is better than that?
I used a technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter August 2008. Technique Junkies is a wonderful newsletter with tons of techniques and ideas to use.
I love this stamp set, Nature Walk, and the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gazette, from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Great time to buy from Stampin' Up! with Sale-a-bration going on now. The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.
Made the flowers with the Itty Bitty punch and the smallest flower in the Boho Blossoms punch. I love using the embossing tool to make the petals curl up. The sentiment is punched with the Wide Oval Punch and stamped in Marina Mist. I used silver embossing powder between the "tiles". I stamped the bird and flowers on the designer paper in Early Espresso.
We have family here with us this weekend and didn't have to travel to NC. Yahoo! I love visiting with them and have so much fun. Have a great weekend!
Wow it is already February! I can't believe how fast time flies. I would say when you are having fun, but the past few weeks have not been fun for me. Dental appointments are not my favorite thing to do. Spent over two hours in the chair on Monday and still have to go back one more time. Last week I did the same thing but different procedure. Needless to say I wasn't really in the mood to stamp until today. I made this card for my Monday Mailer partner. Poor lady has gotten a lot of late cards from me the past month. Anyway enough of that and on to the card.
I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Very Vanilla for this card. The stamp sets used are two hostess sets named Birthday Bakery and Slice of Life. The ribbon is the vanilla taffeta and small pearls were applied to the center of the flowers. The flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch. I love that punch.
I stamped the image in Jet Black Stazon and then used my markers on a lid. I scribble on a plastic lid and pick up the marker with a blender pen. I did use the Pink Pirouette marker directly on the paper. Notice the tulip border. I found a fantastic tutorial by Sharon Field on her blog Created by You here. Wow a talented and sharing demonstrator she is! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
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Thanks for stopping by today and may your day be filled with blessings!