Monday, 11 March 2013

Wardrobe & Dresses Birthday Card

More fun with my SU! Dress Up Framelits dies!  This card started off with me cutting out three dresses from Wisteria Wonder patterned papers 'cos I couldn't decide which pretty paper to use.  Once I'd cut them out I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate all three dresses on a card and decided the use of a wardrobe would make that idea work!  

I used the Memory Box Grand Madison Window die to make the wardrobe, I cut two shapes, did some trimming and joined them together.  I then cut white rectangles as doors, added silver brads as door knobs and popped the doors up.  I then added punched ovals as panelling details.  I made the 5 3/4" square card base from Elegant Eggplant CS.  I embellished the dresses with Elegant Eggplant ribbon and Vintage Faceted buttons threaded with white baker's twine (although I left the button off the polka dot dress).  I cut one silver dress form and placed one dress on that, hung another dress over the wardrobe door and hooked the third dress over the hanger of the second dress.   I was chuffed to find that my old QuicKutz hanger die is the perfect size for these dresses!  I thought a matching handbag hanging from the wardrobe door knob would be a sweet touch!  I stamped the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant ink onto Wisteria Wonder CS, cut it out and glued it flat to the card front.    

Here's the inside with a sentiment, polka dot patterned paper and punched flowers with silver nailhead centres.

More polka dots on the front of the envelope finished everything off.  After I'd made the card I thought a woodgrain patterned wardrobe would be great next time.  However,  I'm not sure the next time will be any time soon!  This could well be a one-off, never to be repeated design - it was a really fun card to make but very time consuming! 

Stamps: Hero Arts 'Yummy Treats' clear set, SU! 'Four Frames' set
CS: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White, Canford silver CS

Patterned paper:  SU! In Color & Flirtatious DSP
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant
Tools: SU! 'Dress Up' Framelits dies, Memory Box Grand Madison Window die, SU! oval, Itty Bitty flower, Boho Blossoms & Decorative Label punches, QuicKutz Hanger & Purse dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Faceted buttons, white baker's twine, jewel rhinestone, Dimensionals, silver nailheads

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Autumn Mist said...

What an awesome card, Ruth, so clever, beautiful colour scheme, everything!

Alison said...

What a super card, I love how you've used this die.

Terstamper said...

WOW! What a creative imagination you have! I love your card. I have the Wiindow die too and if you don't mind I would love to CAS your lovely card.

Ter ;)