Welcome to Day 5 of the Artisan Entry Blog Hop!
Now, this is one of the detail-extensive card I'm better known for! I put everything but the kitchen sink on this one. Not that I was trying to crowd it, but the theme of this card was "Seamstress' workbook". If you have ever seen a designer's workbook, they cram a million samples on one page to show their customer various things that could work together for a design. That's what I tried to do here. I figured I could have her show ribbons and fabrics and patterns, and used the tags on a safety pin trick to show those.
I knew I wanted to incorporate fabric in this design to get texture, so by picking the Twitterpated series, I was able to use both Designer paper and fabric (the only pairing I had on hand). The grey patterned paper in the background was stamped with two stamps from the Itty Bitty Bits set.
The form was cut out of Brushed Silver cardstock and I used another Framelits from the same collection to make the dress. I cut the dress out of cardstock and second time out of vellum. I cut the vellum one apart in two, slid the bottom down to give the dress a frilly edge. At the top, I cut a slit in the center, scored each side, bent them backwards to show the bellum underneath and added two small buttons. The belt was created using lace from the Artisan kit and the rickrack necklace was cut with pinking shears and decorated with a rhinestone on top of a button brad from the Vintage Trinkets kit.
All sides of the patterned paper rectangles were die-cut using a die from the Finishing Touches Edgelits to mimick pinking shears. I used the This & That Remember rotary stamp to add "Created by" on the card as well.
The samples theme was kept inside as well. To create the dress, I used a negative mask, sponged ink and stamped the houndstooth pattern from the Beyond Plaid stamp set, then again stitched around the shape using needlepoint floss.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, This & That rotary stamp
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Brushed Silver, Vellum
Designer paper: Twitterpated
Accessories: Dress Up Framelits dies, Needlepoint floss, Stamp punch, Buttons Sizzlits die,
This & That Designer tape, Twitterpated Designer fabric, Finishing Touches Edgelits,
Designer buttons, Tasteful Trims die, Rhinestones, Vintage trinkets, Bitty buttons, Bitty punches,
Jewelry Tag punch, Sycamore Street ribbon (SAB), Artisan kit, Stampin' DImensionals
Here are all the links to the participants' blogs in case you can't hop from one blog to the next properly:
Brenda Quintana http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/
Joan Robertson http://www.dailystampede.com/
Lauri Ingram http://lauri-paperville.blogspot.com/
Laura Mellinger http://laurasworksofheart.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips http://kandiphillips.blogspot.com/
Lisa Hensley http://ponygirl40stamps.blogspot.com/
Anna Black http://my-creation-station.blogspot.com/
Pamela Staples http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com/
Tina Munzke http://www.craftedwithclass.blogspot.com/
Cindy Major http://www.cindymajor.typepad.com/