Friday, March 30, 2012

Just Us Girls #130

Woohoo!  It's wild card week!  My pal, Elise, is challenging us to give our designs some ZIP this week...yep, you guessed it, use a zipper to embellish your creation!  Check out the details for Just Us Girls challenge #130 and please do use the graphic below in your post.

(*aww shucks* some of that artwork above is mine!thanks E!) and you can find link ups from previous posts  HERE and HERE .  For Elise's challenge, I went all girly with a pink and brown palette and a super frilly pink zipper flower embellishment.

The gorgeous frame, die and mannequin stamps are Wplus9 and the pretty sentiment and swirl are from Waltzingmouse.  I love the way these vintage inspired designs married so easily on this card.  The floral frame stamp was echoed in the swirls on the My Mind's Eye designer paper!  Love that!  The mannequin was stamped on the same designer paper, fussy cut and popped on foam tape for dimension.  A corsage pin makes a pretty pearl "head" and Want2Scrap baby bling give this girl a sparkly necklace to wear! Another seamstress pin holds the sentiment tag by being inserted into one of the pieces of foam behind the mannequin piece.

But wait!  We are talking zippers here!  How about a close up?  I inserted a cluster of floral pick stamens into the center of my zipper flower and added pearl trims and glittered floral silk leaves to the flower.  The whole piece rests on a short length of rose ribbon trim from Want2Scrap (love that stuff!)

One more way to use zippers is to layer them up as you would a punched edge or ribbon trim....I really like the contrast of silver teeth on zipper twill.  Apply them with a strong fabric glue like Fabri-Tac.

Be sure and check out the amazing inspiration from the JUGs girls
AND our esteemed guest designer this month, MARISA

Looking for even more zipper inspiration, please hop on over to my post at Want2Scrap:

OK my crafties!  Have a blast playing this week!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Paper: Papertrey Ink, My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Waltzingmouse (tag scroll and sentiment) and Wplus9 (dress form and frame
Ink: Papertrey and SU!
Dies: Wplus9
Die machine: Grand Calibur Spellbinders
Bling: Want2Scrap
Flower Ribbon: Want2Scrap
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Adhesive: ATG and Fabri-tac
Craft Supplies: price tag, seamstress pin, salvaged zippers, floral picks and corsage pin


Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Dana! Have to admit I was intimidated by the zippers, but you rocked it!! Love this gorgeous feminine card.

Marisa said...

This is GORGEOUS, Dana!!! LOVE that flower and I would have missed the zipper lines if you didn't have a close up. Stunning card! Was great playing along side you this past month :)

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous, Dana! I love the flower you created with the zipper and the other zipper accents! I especially love the pearl head for the mannequin! So clever! Love the pink and brown too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

How amazing is this card! You rocked out using a zipper!!

Andrea M said...

As if the zipper flower weren't fabulous enough, you go on and use zippers as borders!!! Way too amazing GF! Gorgeous card!

Sharon said...

Dana, I have to admit, I'm a girly girl by heart and your card just WOW'd me! I can't stop looking at it! What a fabulous job! and what a great inspiration! I am off to the fabric store to see what zippers they have in their clearance bin! TFS and I truly LOVE your card!

Skrimp N Skrap said...

Zippers...brilliant. Great opportunity for upcycling!

Elise said...

Nice of ME to show up at your BRILLIANT zipper party, eh!?! Not that I hadn't drooled upon it, already, but SHEESH, GF! This one is truly MIND BOGGLING, perfection! Zippery CRAFTINESS to the upteenth level and BEYOND! I love it, love it, love it!!!! And absolute SHOW piece, my friend - you zipped up this creation like NOBODY'S business, babe! Yee Haw!