For my color combo, I simply couldn't decide on just ONE favorite. When in doubt, I ALWAYS "think pink"! Shocking, I know! Haha! I went with a clean and simple combo of Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. It is a great, girly combo for any card for a friend. I decided to use a "Happy Birthday" sentiment on this fun, little party dress card.
I got the idea for the punched dress from my wonderful SU! up-line, Kari. I just love it so much, I had to share it! (Thanks, Kari!) It is actually REALLY easy to put together and always gets a big smile from the recipient. Try it, you will see! :) I can't tell you how many of these tiny dresses I have made for cards. If I could figure out how to add some teeny, tiny punched shoes to complete the ensemble, I would probably pass out from excitement. :) All you need to create the dress is some cute patterned paper (this is Love Letter DSP) and these punches:
(I snipped about 1/4' off one side of the punched square for a cleaner fit, you can also use a tag punch, too!)
To assemble, just put some adhesive behind one of the 5 oval punches (this will be in the center of the "skirt") and then just add the other ovals behind it, so it kind-of resembles a "fan". Then add your square behind the top of the skirt. The "hanger" can be made from craft wire (fashion it around a small ruler, then curl the "hook" around a pencil), or you can buy them ready-made, too. Then just fold the 2 Word Window punches over the hanger for the "straps" and you just made the dress. Wrapping a piece of ribbon around the "waist" gives it a clean finish and then just embellish away to create that couture look!
Look at that adorable, little silk rosette on the "belt" of the dress! That is actually my first "Sneak Peek" from the new Occasions mini catalog which launches in January. SO cute, huh?? Also, you can see in the photo below how I used the Color Spritzer Tool to create some more texture to the embossed pink background.
There you have it, an adorable card that is really easy to create! What do you think? I'd love it if you would share a comment and let me know. I really enjoy hearing from you when you stop by to visit! Again, don't forget to join us at The Paper Players this week with YOUR creation. Oops, before I forget, I couldn't leave without sharing a photo of the inside of the card, too. Thanks so very much for stopping by today! :)SU! Supply List:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black classic ink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Basic Black card stock and Love Letter DSP
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch (for the sentiment), Scalloped Border punch, 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Pretty in Pink marker, LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearls and Very Vanilla Silk Rosette (coming soon, in the new Occasions Mini)
Non-SU! Accessories: black wire hanger
Have a great day! :)