Wednesday, September 16, 2009

For You, Sonya

I made this birthday card for my fabulous friend and colleague Sonya who loves the same things as I do. Our birthdays are only four days apart! Our team is taking her out to lunch tomorrow to celebrate a little early since she's taking a few days off around her birthday. I wanted the card to be pretty and I've had this dress stamp from the Michael's $1 bin sitting unused in my craft caddy forever. Who says you can't do anything nice with those cheap stamps?! ;) I think Sonya will really like this dress but I'm pretty sure she'll joke that it's not her size. She might even say, 'Now why can't I find a dress like that?' LOL

This marks the first time I used faux stitching on a card. I couldn't be bothered to get out the sewing machine but I think it turned out better than it would've had I tried to stitch along that tiny area of blue! I stamped the dress on the same blue cardstock as the border and coloured in the dots with a white gel pen. Then I added sparkle to the flower, belt and hem. The dress stamp came with a clothes hanger but I decided to cut it off and make a real hanger out of wire. That was fun, too!

I decided that the white background behind the dress was lacking something so I added a yellow circle. It acts like a spotlight and also matches the dp. Little did I know it would look so great behind the dress. It's almost as if the dress belongs to someone famous and it's a museum piece! :Þ The ribbon was actually an afterthought which is why it doesn't wrap around the card. Some crafters suggest that ribbon is wasted when it's tied around the entire card but I'm not sure I like the way it looks. This doesn't look too bad but I think I prefer it to be wrapped around the edges.

Sources: SU textured whisper white cardstock; Paper Reflections coloured cardstock; DCWV glitter stack; Uni-Ball Signo Broad gel pen; Sarah Beise Dress; Stampendous Hey There Cupcake hearts and sentiment; Memories Black ink; Lewiscraft 24 gauge stainless steel wire; PSX Diamond Stickles; SU Crystal Effects (to attach the hanger to the dress); SU 1-3/8" circle punch; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Celebrate It ribbon; dimension squares


Tracey Cuccia said...

This is ADORABLE :) Love the details on the dress -- and that circle you added behind it is just perfect. beautiful.

Cindy Haffner said...

Emily this is so darling.

Melody said...

Really cute fun card! That little dress is so cute. Perfect girlfriend card!

Anonymous said...

How are you feeling today??? A little thirsty for water or maybe ginger ale!! LOL You were so funny on my comments! Love this one girl, such a pretty card!