November 10, 2009

Girls in White Dresses with Blue Satin Sashes

Flourishes has such a fun challenge right now. Be inspired by the song, ‘My Favourite Things’ from the Sound of Music. My first thought was of this gorgeous dress stamp I’ve had almost since I started stamping in late 2004. (Well started again, I stamped a bit in the late 80’s but there were so few supplies back then I lost interest.)

white dresses blue sashes (2)

It was hard to figure out how to get it white and still see it but using white EP on vellum seemed to do the trick. When I added the blue Copic to the back of the vellum it really started to come to life. Adding a bit more to the lower dress layer and the outline made it just so much prettier!

white dresses blue sashes closeup (2)

The layout I used is from the OCC this week, SASSC39. Worked perfectly with this large stamp. To put it in perspective, this is a 5.25” square card. It is hard to tell because the blues are so close to the same but in the center of each daisy is a tiny blue brad. I love the hat pins from the SU! pretties kit but there aren’t very many of them. So I bought some head pins from Michael’s and now I use those unless I need the length of the SU! ones. I used perfect pearls over the entire card base to get a super shimmery look.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Versamark
Paper: bashful blue, white-SU!, vellum-stash
Accessories: pearls, beads-SU! pretties kit, head pin, satin ribbon, daisy chain, brads-stash, sheer ribbon-stash, Perfect Pearls-Ranger, white EP


Rose said...

stunning!! love all the pearls and the stickpin :0) thanks for playing along with us on stamps and smiles

Jennifer Stricker said...

What a beautiful dress. It really did help to add the blue Copic. Thank you for playing along with Stamps and Smiles this week. I hope you join us again.

Jennifer SAS DT

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a neat idea for a challenge! And I love your card!

Erica said...

Very pretty the flowery ribbon border that works so well with the image.

Cassie said...

oh - this is so, so pretty!!
one of my favorite cards of yours!!

Diane said...

Another gorgeous card...and also perfect for the soft and girlie!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card and design Rebecca! LOVE the pretty colors on your card and the fun details on the dress! You rocked our sketch!

Thanks for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge, hope to see you next week! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Julie Koerber said...

What a gorgeous layout! That is just too elegant for words!