Friday, 1 March 2013

Vintage Couture

Well what do you know! My third post today which must be a record for me and it's because I managed to get a photo of a card finished at last after being in the making since the weekend. Not a DT creation but one just because I wanted too - hooray!
A card with a theme you know I love and a shaped one at that which fits a couple of challenges that I'll tell you about later. Here it is and hope you like it.

I turned to the Robert Adams Fabulous Folds CD for the template for my card shape as I wanted to use my Tim Holtz dress form die and it's a bit too tall for a smaller card. I fell in love with this elegant shape step card as soon as I saw it and thought it perfect for the die cut shape.
I printed it out on to beige marbled card, cut and scored the lines to make the shape and then used the arch part of the card to draw the pattern on to pale aqua card to make my decorated paper - happily the 2 side pieces I had to remove are a perfect fit for the side panels (I do love serendipity lol).
I stamped the panels with An Impression Obsession flourish using Brilliance Ice Blue ink. I added these to the made up card blank.
I then embossed a panel of card from my bits box that had been inked up with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and Ice Blue with a Crafts Too floral flourish folder. I added this to the card.
I die cut the dress form and accessories from kraft card. I tied blue embroidery floss through the buttons and wound it round the cotton reel, then embossed the dress form with the Crafts Too folder. I dressed the mannequin up with scalloped beige lace and a bow with a pearl decoration.
I added them all to the card together with a gorgeous tag recycled from a sweater I bought from a certain discount store - isn't it fabulous with the beautiful swallow and the make is vintage couture, just made for my card!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Here are the challenges that inspired my creation:
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Blues, Browns and Beige
Top Tip Tuesday - Tag You're It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


Joan said...

Beautiful card Fliss,love the shape and the lovely colours.the tag is beautiful , I'd buy something just to get the tag!


Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card with the sewing inspiration and brilliant shape.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

Love the beautiful background and your wonderful embossed dress form Fliss. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

hi Fliss, this is a beautiful card. Love the embossing on the dress form and the pretty swallow stamp too. Thanks for joining us at Flonzcraft VSC this month
Claire xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and such softness to it with the choice of colour palette.
Have a lovely weekend Fliss.

Jacqueline said...

You are on a crafting roll Fliss - love the shape of your card - pretty images too - Jacqueline xx

brenda said...

I'm rather late arriving here Fliss, didn't want to miss the opportunity of thanking you for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges with your gorgeous card.

B x

Claire Phillips said...

Really love this shape Fliss and the lace on the mannequin is inspired! Cheers Claire x

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Dasha said...

Could you tell me the brand from the card? I'm looking it for a long time =)
Thank you in advance!
Best, Dasha