Tuesday, February 15, 2011

All Dressed Up

My good friend Vicky at Clips-n-Cuts posted a darling card she'd made using a dress form.  Well I just couldn't stand it.
I had the Cricut Cartridge of my friends sitting here: Forever Young, and on it was this darling dress form.  Well once I got started I just had to keep on making them.  The dress forms themselves are cut from the front and back cover of the K&Co 12x12 Paper Pad Olivia Rose.  It's heavier weight and the hit and miss of words, numbers and prints from the packaging gave for some interesting dress forms.

Here is a close up of each card - 

The background behind the dress form is a piece of lavender paper that I stamped with the  Prima clear stamp - Recital.  I then wet the paper and smooshed it all up in my hand, slowly pulling it back into shape and the using my heat tool to dry it.  When dry I added a layer of Lindy's Stamp Gang Desert Moon Antique Rose spray.

The next dress is bordered from one of the acetate sheets that's included in the above mentioned paper pack.  I used Glossy Accents on the belt and while wet sprinkled it with pink sparkle.

This is the first card I made, and what started the chain reaction.  The border punch is Morocco Lace by EK Success and the paper is from the K&Co Susan Winget Spring Blossom Collection.  The Sassy stamp is from Fiskars, I think it's called Girlfriends.  I used Glossy Accents over it and the mat again was cut from the paper pad backing page.
With this one I also cut the hat from the cartridge and used a little bling on it.  Inside the sentiment reads "It's Your Day" most insides I've left blank.  I used a Mrs. Grossman's sticker on the front and then used a combo of Smooch spray in gold, Perfect Pearls in gold and water to spray the front.
Here I added the Sweet sentiment from a dollar stamp from We R Memory Keepers and stamped the hat from the Fiskars set I mentioned above using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and Glossy Accents over the top.
Another hat from the cartridge and an strip of the ruler and paper from the Olivia Rose Collection.  The border punch is Apron Lace by Fiskars.
The checkered border was a die cut frame in the paper pack that I clipped and formed a smaller frame around my card, the heart was on some ribbon from Bo Bunny I had.
The mat here is embossed with my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder.  I used a sanding block to distress the circles revealing the under color.  The stamp is the same set, Girlfriends, from Fiskars.  The black lace is Bo Bunny.
This last card I sprayed the lace, which started out white, with Tattered Angels Cranberry and then stamped the saying with a Fiskars stamp (do not have the name of this collection).  The border punch again Apron Lace from Fiskars and the paper was Spring Blossom pack by K & Co.

And that's it.  A great set of cards and a whole lot of fun.  Thanks again Vicky for all your inspiration!


yvette said...

Wow.. I've used this cut out lots of times but never dressed them up. I love the idea! ~Yvette

cal8007 said...

Patty, love your dress form cards!! TFS


Carmen L

Vicky said...

Whoo whoo! They are all adorable! Some of them even have a matching hat! So much creativity!