Hello everyone. Do you sometimes get a picture in your head of a card you would like to make, but when you finish the card is a sad distant relative of what you had planned? This often happens to me. Every now and then what I envision presents itself as a final project, but more often I find that I just could not meet my own expectations. That was the case with this dress card. I had a rough vision of what I wanted to make, and though I came close, I did not achieve what I had hoped to.
This dress card was cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I started with a simple dress cut file and welded to create a card shape. I cut the basic dress in pretty pink cardstock. Next I cut the basic dress in white textured cardstock. I also cut a lace edged oval - a LARGE lace edged oval.
I used scissors to trim away the sleeves and neckline of the white dress. I cut off two inches of the hem as well. I then matched the arc in the oval with the dress hem to create a lace edged pinafore. I used another section of the oval edge to create the lace edging on the sleeves.
Working from the sleeve area I trimmed off of the white pinafore, I hand cut shoulder straps for the pinafore. I added floss trimmed buttons over the straps. I also added a floss trimmed heart shaped button to the center front of the pinafore. I trimmed the pinafore with doodles and I finished it off with a center pocket and a quilled rosette. I added the stamped sentiment Congratulations on your new arrival! to the front of the pinafore.
I think I should have used a print cardstock for the dress and a smaller lace for the sleeves and pinafore. But is always easier to second guess myself AFTER I finish the card. Sigh.....
I plan to spend the weekend at a crop at my friend Susan M's house. There should be 10 or so of us that will be participating in the crop so I know we will have a good time!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.