Dressed to Impress is definitely a set that can be used for young and old alike, and makes creating special and layered cards really easy and really fun.
I made this card for my special step granddaughter who will be 15 in a few days. It’s amazing to me how these once tiny humans, are now fast becoming adults. But like is often the case, each stage brings with it more magic “and some challenges” of course, but it is so lovely to experience it, they get more and more fun.
Like most girls her age she is completely obsessed with heels, make up and perfume, so it made perfect sense to use this set for her card. And you know what?? I had tons of fun making it.
Colour wise I focused on some of the new In Colours released this month in the New Catalogue.
Let’s check out the steps for making this Dress to Impress Special Birthday card :
- Start with a card base that measure 14 x 14 cm in Fresh Freesia
- Cut a piece of Fresh Freesia designer paper that measures 13.5 x 8cm and one strip of Soft Succelent Designer paper that measures 13.5 x 5cm. Adhere both to your card base.
- Using the Scalloped Contours Dies cut out the largest frame in Basic White card.
- You cannot really see that well but using the shadow stamp in the set I created a background stamped in Soft Succulent ink. This allowed for an extra layer of interest behind all my elements and it grounded the whole card so if you are re creating this do not skip this step 🙂
- And now once all the groundwork was done I was ready the fun stuff. Stamp as many elements you think you need to create your masterpiece. I stamped way more pieces than I needed and coloured them all using the fab Stampin Blends alcohol markers. This way I was left with some pieces ready to go for a future project.
- The colours I used were, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink and Soft `Succulent
- Back all of your pieces with dimensionals and play around with placement before deciding on their final home. I made an easy tassel using some bakers twine which I coloured with the papaya blend pen.
- Once ready, stamp and punch out a sentiment, then add a bow and a few rhinestones for some sparkle.
And here’s a close up of all the fun elements. One thing I haven’t mentioned is that I used some Tombow glue and the gilded flakes around the perfume bottle and the lipsticks, the fun metal touches added a bit more depth and sparkle.
I hope you like my card today and thank you fro your visit 🙂 Till next time
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