Monday, June 28, 2010

Dress challenge

Stamp: Stampington & Co. - Wrought Scroll, Punches: Martha Stewart
Card size: 6" x 4 1/4"

In the latest issue of Stampers' Sampler, there is a dress template up for challenge and here's my take on it. I decided to use white and cream. After cutting out the dress shape from white cardstock, I first added white origami paper to the bottom of the dress for a slip. I then cut out another dress shape from white cardstock and cut the bottom with a border punch. I used another piece of the origami paper and used it for the bodice of the dress. I then started gluing on the countless tiny punched cream flowers I made with the hydrangea punch (I used the smaller of the two flower sizes).

After adhering all the flowers, I overstamped them with the Wrought Iron stamp in white ink. I then used white embossing powder for a bit of shine. You can sort of see the design on the dress above.

I then added tiny white beads to the neckline and bottom of the dress. I also added a dark brown satin bow that I tied and then glued in place with Glossy Accents.

Here you can see the stamping over the flowers.

And a close-up of the flowers and the beads that follow the bottom detail of the dress. To make the whole thing a card, I cut a third dress shape from white cardstock and glued it to the back of the decorated dress, from the waist up, with more Glossy Accents. TFL!


  1. OH MY WORD! Lisa, this is stunning! What a creative card! I thought it was beautiful, looking at the first picture, then when I saw all the other beautiful details, I loved it even more! The overstamping looks just amazing! Your creativity on this one is so fabulous!

  2. What a beautiful gown! Wonderful attention to detail!

  3. Just sooo elegant! Love seeing all the detail photos! AMAZING!

  4. WOW! This is sooo gorgeous! Love all that detailing on the dress - amazing :)

  5. oh my what work you put into this wonderful creation!