Happy Wednesday! I finally got to play with my Dress Up Framelit dies (p. 32 in Spring Catalog). I had SO MUCH FUN making this card. It's like playing with paper dolls again! :)
I actually made the dress form and built the card around it. I die-cut the manikin out from Early Espresso card stock. The dress was die-cut from Tea for Two DSP (p. 3 in Spring Catalog). I've seen others make an apron for the dress with the Blossom Petals Builder Punch (p. 185), and I just had to do it myself! I punched the largest petal in the punch out of Very Vanilla card stock, and then embossed it with the Lacy Brocade Impressions Folder (p. 36 in Spring Catalog). I cut the tip off of the petal, and attached it to the skirt of the dress. I then wrapped a piece of Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim (p. 173) around the waist, and attached the ribbon ends to the back of the dress to make the apron strap. I attached the dress to the manikin, and then cut off a 5-pearl strip from the Pearl Basic Jewels pack (p. 175), and attached it to the neck for a pearl necklace...just like Mrs. Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver. lol
I attached a Tea Lace Paper Doily (p. 5 in Spring Catalog) to the bottom of the So Saffron card base. Then, I embossed the Lucky Limeade card stock with the Lacy Brocade folder and attached it to a piece of Early Espresso card stock. I then wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (p. 172) around the bottom of the piece, and attached the ribbon ends to the back. I then attached it to the top of the card.
I attached the dress form to the left of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 177). Then, I tied another piece of the Calypso Coral ribbon into a bow, and attached it the right side of the ribbon using a Glue Dot (p. 177). The greeting is from the Wonderful Mother stamp set (p. 26). I stamped it onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink, and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch (p. 184). I then punched out a scallop oval with the Scallop Oval Punch (p. 184) from Calypso Coral card stock. I attached the greeting oval to the scallop oval, and attached it to the bottom, right corner of the card.
Stamps: Wonderful Mother stamp set
Ink: Early Espresso Classic ink pad
Paper: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Very Vanilla card stock; Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Big Shot die-cutting machine, Dress Up Framelits dies, Lacy Brocade Impressions folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Glue Dots