- Use pastel colors
- Use some type of lace (can be real or die cut)
- Use at least one bow
- Include flowers
- Use at least one product from Joan's Gardens
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens. Joan is recovering from knee surgery and has asked that I post the challenge card on my blog and list the challenge requirements.
This week we want you to create a "Girly" card.
For my "Girly" card I used a new new Sizzix die. I think this Brenda Walton "Princess Dress" is so cute and it is very easy to use. You place a folded piece of card stock or design paper up to the fold line on the shoulder and run through your machine to create the card. I used a piece of one sided design paper so I did also cut a piece of solid pink card stock for the inside of the card. You can cut both pieces at same time; just make sure the folds are in tightly. The two pieces were attached with Glue N' Seal. This die has some accessories you can use to dress it up. I used the die cut bow on my dress. In the center of the bow I added a small rose. Along the bottom I added a piece of the Cheery Lynn "Anastasia Border". Around the neckline I used a little piece of the cut off edge of the Anastasia Border to make it look like a collar. I used Diamond Stickles to run a sparkly line along the bottom edge of the shirt, and around the neckline and a little on the lace on the bottom of the skirt. Kaiser Craft pearls were added.
I decided to dress my card up by adding a parasol. I die cut the Marianne Design "umbrella" and backed it with a piece of ivory card stock. Between the die cut and the backing, I added a piece of heavy gauge wire to make the handle of the umbrella strong enough to stand up. It was attached to the inside of the dress with a glue dot.
On the inside of the card I added a sentiment by Penny Black.
This is a picture of the dress before I decided to dress it up with pearls and the parasol. I added diamond Stickles around the edges of the ivory bow. On the top card I added a green bow to match the color of the parasol.
There are a lot of fun things you can do with this cute dress die. Also this Sizzix die includes a deckle edge die cut card which I posted last Monday.
Sizzix Brenda Walton "Princess Dress & Deckled Card" die (65835)
Marianne Design "Umbrella" (LR0263)
Cheery Lynn "Anastasia Border"
Penny Black "Dreams Come True" stamp
Kaiser Craft pearls
Glue N' Seal