Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I'll leave you with a cute little dress form that is super easy to make. All you need is some different types of ribbons/lace, a dress form (chipboard will do, it doesn't have to be padded), Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac and some embellishments of your choice. The dress form I used is from Ooh LaLa Design Originals.
You can click on the tutorial strip to make it a bit bigger if you like.
1. Choose a wide ribbon that takes folds fairly well. I used one that is wired. Put Fabri-Tac in a line across the bottom part of the form and fold the ribbon over it.
2. Do the same thing right above it to make a tiered skirt.
3. Use some thin ribbon for the under-bodice, just wrap it around and around, securing the ends with a dab of Fabri-Tac.
4. Pick some nice lace that will form the outer-bodice. Just secure it in the back - pull it tightly so it doesn't sag.
5. Use some decorative trim for the waist/belt and secure it in the back as well.
6. Embellish with flowers, pearls, gems, etc. I made a "price tag" for the sentiment using Spellbinders Labels Four. The paper I used was glossy, so I heat embossed the stamp so it wouldn't smear.
You can use these on cards or they can be incorporated into any home decor. They can also stand alone - you can make a stand for them or make them into ornaments and hang them. As you can see, the possibilities are endless with colors and patterns. These are a lot of fun :)
Well, thanks for taking a peek!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I tweaked the flower a little bit by using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and a flower center. Make sure you check out the tutorial - it's really easy and great fun! Thanks for taking a peek :)
Cardstock: American Crafts "Weave: Butter (71040), Melon (71033)"
Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry"
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Tools: Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Papertrey Ink Parisian Lace Doily die
Monday, May 2, 2011
I really like mixing and matching from different companies. It's fun to see what combinations that arise! On this card, I started off with patterned paper from Hambly Studios. It's pearlescent and just lovely. I used stamped pieces that I already had made up, so this card came together fairly quickly. The button card and sentiment are by Papertrey Ink and the dress form is from Rubber Cafe. The butterfly and scalloped circle were cut using Spellbinders dies - Butterflies 2 and Scalloped Circles. The rosette ribbon really finishes this card off; I picked it up at Hobby Lobby.
I'm right in the middle of finals, so this won't be a long post. Thanks for taking a peek!