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.