Saturday 15 April 2017

Dress Up Days

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This card uses some leftover background from the piece I used on the waistcoat card in this post. To recap - I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added CS Glue. I misted with water and used my finger to spread the glue around and then sprinkled CS Pixie Powders over - I used Rich Gold, Silver Dream, White Pearl and Midnight Sky. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I tapped it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put aside to dry - approx 4 - 5 hours.

I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Creative Expressions Tulip Twist Embossing Folder. I rounded the corners using the Woodware Corner Rounder Punch. I matted onto a piece of Black Card and popped onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I stamped the slim fit dress from the Woodware Little Black Dress Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Versafine Ink. I coloured the mannequin using Antique Linen Distress Crayon from Set 3 using a Water Brush. I cut it out using scissors.

Once my PP Acetate Background was dry, I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the dress using Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I cut the dress out carefully - tip : if you snip into the embossing and it comes away from the acetate, use a Quickie Glue Pen to glue it back in place.

I used a Quickie Glue Pen on the belt and the top of the bodice. Once the glue was clear, I added CS Sparkle Star Polished Silk Glitter.

I added the dress to the mannequin and popped onto my card using CS Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B and a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles.

I tied a bow using 3 lengths of Black American Seam Binding and added a Craft Consortium Rhinestone Square Charm.

I finished my card off by adding a 5mm Black Pearl to each corner.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colours you could use the waistcoat and the matching dress for an anniversary card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, wow this is my type of card, love it, your onto a winner with this one.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia, lovely card and the dress is gorgeous.
    Marion S x

  4. A very striking card Julia and could be made in so many colour ways. Have a good weekend.

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the dress. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia,
    Lovely girly card.

  7. Good Morning Julia, thats one snazzy dress love the colours of it to. I hope your son had a brilliant birthday and I hope you manage to get a bit of off time over the Easter. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  8. Morning Julia, I'm absolutely loving the pixie acetate dress, it looks fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hello Julia, love this very elegant card, the dress looks fabulous done with the acetate piece. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, great embossing folder.
    B xx

  11. A very elegant card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. How very elegant this card is. I love it!

  13. Love this card the colours are fab
    Thank you june horrocks

  14. And what a most beautiful card in the end, so chic....I just love the PP background you made here, have tried it several times, such a lovely look to it....thanks Julia...luv Ursula xx

  15. Hi Julia,a lovely card just wish i could fit into a dress like that, so elegant .
    Elaine H X

  16. Lovely card julia x the dress is so pretty x
    Theresa w x

  17. Elegant card. Ideal for anyone who really is a 'clothes horse'.


  18. This card would be lovely for my daughter who loves clothes

  19. Hi Julia

    This really is a fabulous card, love how you've created the very pretty and colourful dress

    I'm still without internet (over 2 weeks now grrrr) so only managing short bursts when I'm out and about with free wifi LOL. Should be on track sometime on Tuesday!

    June x

  20. Lovely card Julia. Brillianti idea for the dress.


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