Sunday, 19 March 2017

Spring Fashion

Spring is in the air and a lot of challenges are turning to flowers, garden party and all things spring. Unusually for me here's a classic, many layered, feminine card. Hey, I love all styles me...

Cutplorations die set: Crazy double Running Stitch set
X-Cut Haberdashery die set (dress form)
Flower dies: All Occasion
Sentiment: magazine freebie (I think!)
Memory Box: Madera Corner
Adhesive backed fabric from Docrafts.
Piece of vellum .

Most of the effort has been carried out by my die-cutting machine so I'll only explain how I put together the dress form.
I placed some double sided adhesive on cardstock before cutting out an entire dress form as my base.
From wooden paper (very thin wood, paper backed that can be die-cut with the thin dies) I die cut top and bottom of the form.
I removed the protective layer of the Double sided adhesive, placed the wooden parts and protected what will be the skirt by replacing the protective layer (cut or fold back the excess). Then I sprinkled loose glitter on the shirt area to give my outfit a bit of bling!
I created a skirt and a belt with bits of ribbon, and voila ready to step out in the spring sunshine!

The Madera corner has been colour matched with the metallic Starlight paint in Mint and since it is such a big die I cut one stem so the proportions would be right for my card.

I made the flowers with several die-cuts of red tissue paper, shaping them with cocktails sticks and ball tool.

I do hope you'll like this make, I can't believe there's no stamping at all but I enjoyed using some of my old stash such as this fabric piece and wood sheet that I was obviously keeping "for best"...

I am  entering the SSS Monday, That's Crafty, Memory Box, Colour Crazy, CUTplorations, and Inkychicks challenges.


  1. Lots of style and colour on this great project.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Wow, such a pretty card! Love all the colors and elements of this card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  3. En voilà une carte qui change complètement de ton style habituel mais qui est sympa comme tout à regarder avec toutes ces couleurs. c'est bien aussi de se diversifier.

  4. Fresh and very spring like indeed Christine. Great layering with everything blending perfectly.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Ooooo! Soooo pretty!! Lovely layers and elements.
    Have a great weekend Christine.
    Hugs Flo x

  6. Gorgeous! Love how picked up on the fashion theme. Thanks so much for playing along at the CUTplorations Challenge. Good Luck! :-)

  7. Fabulous floral creation! Love the ribbon skirt. Thanks for playing with us at CUTplorations :)