I absolutely love pink and black together and when I came across this lovely card Mynnette had made for the Make My Monday Pink & Black Challenge I knew I just had to play along!
I bought the Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die a while ago and I love it. A week or so ago I was in my local craft shop, the Glitter Pot, and I saw the French Pastry Angel Wing die which cuts a mat layer for the doily. The die was at half price so I couldn't leave it there and it had to come home with me! You have to fold a piece of CS in half and then die cut because the die is a half circle shape. I die cut that in black and then cut out a white doily to layer on top. Oh yes, I like the layered doily look muchly!
My SU! Dress Up Framelits dies are living on my desk at the moment, I can't stop playing with them and I decided it was high time I made a pink dress. Whilst rootling in my stash I came across some long forgotten pink velvet paper - oooh, a pink velvet dress, even better! I die cut the dress from the velvet paper, adhered it to a CS dress shape for strength and then embossed it with the SU! Lacy Brocade folder. The dress is SO touchable! I added a black CS belt and some pink jewels. I then had another deep delve in my stash and found some old QuicKutz dies that I've had forever but which haven't seen the light of day in a loooong time. These are the 2" x 2" metal dies that went in the QuicKutz hand held Squeeze tool - which was the first die cutting machine I owned. The tool has long gone but I kept a lot of my dies and I am so glad I did! Amongst the dies I found a clothes hanger which is the perfect size for the dresses and the sweet little handbag die which I thought would go very well with my dress. I cut the bag from black CS and the flap from the pink velvet paper. I die cut a small flower (also an old QK die) and added a pink jewel. I popped up the dress and the handbag onto the layered doily. I made a 5 3/4" square Pretty in Pink card base, stamped the 'glamour girl' sentiment, adhered the doily to the card front and added two more small flowers on either side of the sentiment.
Stamps: DeNami 'glamour girl', 'You're Fabulous!' from SU! 'Bubble Queen' set
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink, Basic Black & Whisper White, pink velvet paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cheery Lynn French Pastry & French Pastry Angel Wing dies, SU! Dress Up Framelits die set, SU! Lacy Brocade embossing folder, various QuicKutz dies, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die
Embellishments & accessories: pink rhinestone jewels, 3D foam tape