Friday, July 18, 2014

A Stylish Birthday

A friend at work asked me to make a special birthday card for her sister who is a "fashionista!"  I thought it would be fun to use my Tim Holtz dress form die on a piece of honeycomb paper to make it 3 dimensional.  I was going to just put it on a card front - but then found this cute  bureau side step tutorial in a pile of things I've printed off on one of the tables in my craft room (when I was cleaning!) and thought it would be the perfect thing to highlight the dress form!  The basic side step tutorial can also be found on Split Coast here.
I inked all the edges of the card, drawers, sentiment labels and dress form with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I added pieces of Melange Tissue Wrap to two of the step and tied two colors of wrinkled seam tape around the waist of the dress form to add a splash of color to the card.
I stamped the sentiments on die cut Sentiment Strips from MFT.
I put clear tape along the seam in the back of the honeycomb to hold it open - this looks good even from the back doesn't it?!  I stamped a birthday verse here and my friend can also write a note to her sister here.
I stamped the birthday girl's name on a hand made label (the bottom end was made with the SU Curly Label Punch) and tied it onto the neck of the dress form using a piece of twine.
I'm linking my birthday card to Seize the Birthday -  optional toppings: use twine or string.


Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms - Birthday Centers
Paper:  White - PTI, Tissue Wrap Melange - Idea-ology/Ranger, Honeycomb paper - Inky Antics
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen.
Accessories:  Wrinkled Seam Tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, Square Gems - Joann's (old!), curly label and modern square label punches - SU, twine from stash, ScorTape, Dies - sentiment strips - MFT, dress form from Sewing Room die - Tim Holtz Alterations.

12 comments:

Deepti said...

Way too cool! I love that dress form, I saw this product in one of the ranger videos :) it is indeed a very stylish card !

Lisa Lara said...

This is very special indeed, way beyond amazing Julia.

Loll Thompson said...

Oh my gosh ... this is AMAZING! What a special keepsake for your friend's sister! Loll xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a fun and creative project! Love the 3D dressform! Hope you have a great weekend!

butterfly said...

So, so fabulous, Julia! Adore those bold ribbons around the dress form, and the brilliant washi and words on the folds... fantastic!
Alison xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

How perfectly fun for a fashionista!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowza, your creativity blows me away... what a spectacular design!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is amazing! I'm so glad you showed so many photo views. I'm sure it will be a huge hit! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Redanne said...

This is one clever card Julia!! I love it, the dress form in the honeycomb looks amazing and the drawers you created look fantastic - wow!! Hugs, Anne xx

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a great technique card Julia-and how perfect for a fashionista-I am sure she loved it

Virginia Lu said...

This truly is one of a kind and totally fun and creative, Julia! Your friend's sister must love this as much as we all do here! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is amazing!