Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge




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.  
  • 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

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
Stickles
Kaiser Craft pearls
Glue N' Seal

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12 comments:

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous, I just love it! The umbrella is the perfect touch! Blessings! Kathy

Glenda Brooks said...

This is just beautiful! Remids me of a southern belle. All we need is a mint julip!

Joan Fricker said...

Love it Selma!!! Thanks for all your help!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just ADORABLE Selma! Thanks for a fun challenge theme and awesome inspiration! You're the BEST!

Olga said...

Oh WOW! Just gorgeous!

Pssequimages said...

How SWEET this one will be to make. Thanks Selma (and Joan) for the challenge this week.

Rita said...

This is definately a WOW card Selma. Stunning in every way. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Francie in Montreal said...

Your card knocked my socks off! It's so different from any other card I've seen and oh so pretty. Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like a Southern Belle.

Michelle Pletkovic

Patricia said...

Definately a WOW! card, I love its simplicity and so effective.

Patricia xx

Becky said...

wow, what a gorgeous card!

Candy said...

Gorgeous "girlly" card!

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