Friday, July 25, 2008

Dressing in Style - DTGD08Jody

Another card that was created because of the inspiration of another. This time it was a card by Emily Giovanni. I love the look she achieved with the designer-papered dress and the ribbon, so I had to pull out my Dawn Houser dress stamp and get to work!

This is also done for the same SCS challenge as this card.

For the dress, I chose a Basic Grey paper that was soft and relatively small in scale. This is from their "Blitzen" collection. (Man, I wish it was easier to find Basic Grey paper locally because I know I'd just have to stock up and then I'd spend too much. Maybe it's better that I don't have such an easy time finding it after all!) I stamped on the DP using Basic Black ink. Isn't it great that the new Basic Black is actually black and not that bluish color it's been for so long? I'm so happy they fixed that! Anyway, because the stamp didn't ink a nice solid black image I doctored it a bit with the Basic Black marker in the heavier areas. Can you tell? I hope not.

I cut the dress out except for the straps and the hanger, as if it was strapless. I attached the light blue narrow organdy ribbon by running it around and around the waist and then tied it with a bow.

Here's a close-up of the tiny bow:

After cutting the white cs out with a rectangle Nestability, I stamped the dress image and one of the word stamps from the SU I Like Your Style set in Basic Black ink using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the images just where I wanted them. Then I ran the white cs through the Cuttlebug machine with the rectangle Nestability again to emboss the edges. I attached the cut-out dress over the stamped-on-white dress with Dimensionals. Then I adhered that to the scalloped black cs with more Dimensionals.

I used the Cuttlebug "Perfectly Paisley" embossing folder on the big blue background. It was smaller than the area I needed to cover, so I hid the line of demarcation with the polka dot ribbon. I added a bit of the blue organdy ribbon to that to keep the color theme going, although it might've looked just fine without it. Then I attached that to the black cs.

So there you have it. Another card that comes from the inspiration of another. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Dawn Houser's "My Mother's Dress" stamp, SU I Like Your Style

CS: Black, Basic Grey Blitzen Collection designer papers, White

Inks: Basic Black

Other: Cuttlebug "Perfectly Paisley" embossing folder, Nestabilities regular and scalloped rectangles, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Basic Black marker, Dimensionals, Polka dot ribbon, Light blue narrow organdy ribbon


Two Happy Stampers said...

Great job on your card! The dress really stands out.

emilymomto3boys said...

oh that's a great dress too!! fabulous job!! glad I could inspire you!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my!!! Unbelievably gorgeous!! I could stare at this for HOURS!

Kim said...

Thank you, ladies! And thanks again to Emily for the inspiration!

Amy, I take that as the ultimate compliment coming from you! You are one I greatly admire. You are truly gifted.

Teresa said...

How beautiful, Kim! That dress is so classy! I love the colors. I agree with Amy, I could just stare and stare at this one. Really really pretty.

Kim said...

Thanks Teresa! I liked the dress so much I turned it into my blog header. I even found a background color to match. Cool, huh?

Crazy Creations said...

You did a great job on that card if that dress was real I would wear it ,I have that stamp.I havent used yet now I want ot Gorgeous!!!!!