The Inspiration Piece
And my card......
and me, Dana Gustafson! No need to click just keep reading :)
OK, so lots of stuff going on n this card but let's start with my favorite....the flowers! They were first cut with a rounded flower shape, then embossed with the SU! damask pattern, then inked with white chalk ink, crumpled up and then inched down the center of each petal for a more dimensional look. Do you need all that? No, I don't think so but the early steps did not produce what I wanted. I will next time, cut, crumple and pinch. The daisy layer on top is cut from vintage text book paper using another sizzix die and inked with Lovely lilac ink and the whole thing was topped off with a button. These flowers were inspired by the pattern on the bodice of the dress which also has a celery diamond in between each flower. I interpreted those with some hand cut leaves above. Next up was the paper ruffle. I wanted to emulate the flouncy skirt in the photo...you know the kind... they are perfect for twirling! I used more vintage book text and stamped it with a flourish from SU!, sewed a whip stitch down the length with embroidery floss, gathered the paper and trimmed the loose end with cloud Fiskar paper scissors.
The finer details come in the form of swiss dots embossing on the purple card base and the kraft cardstock. I also roughed up the edges of the chocolate carstock with a distressor from SU! Some scalloped edging from two different punches, more stitching with embroidery floss and liquid pearls with fine purple iridescent glitter finish this card off. I was quite pleased with my efforts in the dressmaking/cardmaking shop today and have conquered the purple challenge for this week! Hooray!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing what you make with your time this weekend. And to all the mothers either reading this or in your lives....Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!
Cardstock: PTI, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamps: SU! Finest Flourishes
Patterned Paper: PTI and vintage book print
Dies: Sizzix flower layers #3 and Flower, Daises #2
Punches: Martha Stewert
Embossing plates: SU! and Cuttlebug
Other: Liquid pearls, fine glitter (walmart), buttons, embroidery floss (dmc), paper distressor(SU!)