Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day! card

A few weeks ago I made a card similar (kind of) at a Stamp Club with Becky Roberts - I know, how fortunate am I to have her as my upline! I'm smiling!

So, while waiting for the new catalog, I'm using some papers that were favorites this year. Flirtatious DSP is among those! Have also been thinking of Mother's Day so here's today's card.

Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Flirtatious DSP
Basic Grey ink
Whisper White Taffeta ribbon
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
   Friendly Phrases stamp set 
Round Tab punch

I created the top of the dress using the Round Tab punch and re-punched it with the rounded side of the punch to create the sides of the bodice.
Skirt: Begin with a 4" x 2" piece of DSP. I scored at 1-3/4" and 2-1/4" to create the  center pleat, then scored 1/4" out from each of those score lines, but at a bit of an angle. Score again 1/2" out from those score lines, then at 1/4" once again at a bit of an angle. Trim sides of dress at an angle. Nothing fancy - just kind of did it as I went and forgot to take pictures. Oops! 

I would suggest working from the center out when scoring and then crease alternately front and back as you work towards the edge.

I think this would look great if the hem were trimmed with a bit of lace or tuille.... or something!   Enjoy!


Ruthie Graen said...

Love your card design Penny! That Vintage emb. folder is so nice for this and the flirtatious dsp makes a really nice dress! You are so fortunate to attend Becky's stamp club! I live too far away!:(

Kathi said...

What a beautiful card! That dress is just awesome, what a clever idea! I love the soft look and the vintage background! I am going to have to try to create one of these dresses! Thanks so much for the tutorial!