Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Little Black Dress

With all the snow in the South East this last week, we didn’t venture very far from home. Since I didn’t get to go out and party on Valentine’s Day, I headed to my craft room to play with this cute party dress!

I needed a “little black dress” to go with this amazing cardstock that I wanted to use. I stamped and heat embossed the dress image with Black Detail embossing powder twice; once on cream cardstock and again on coordinating black polka dot cardstock. I used the 3” x 2 1/8 inset from Spellbinders’ Opulent Ovals to die cut the cream image and sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then I fussy cut the “black dress" and layered it on top of the cream image. I used a glue pen to add Black Ice glitter to the large dots on the dress.

I used black cardstock and both the same 3” x 2 1/8 inset and the 3 1/8" x 2 3/8 border dies to create the black frame. I covered it with VersaMark ink and Ebony Spark embossing powder to give it lots of sparkle.  I popped up the frame and the dress image to the center of the decorative card stock, layered on black and cream on a cream card base. The dimensionals I used were two different depths so the cream center is actually popped up a little higher than the frame.

I used a border punch on the same coordinating black cardstock and added this to the right side of the card and trimmed the cardbase around it.

The sentiment is heat embossed with Black Detail EP on cream cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders’ Label Eight. I sponged the edges with ink and popped it up on a black Decorative Labels Eight, also covered with Ebony Spark EP. I placed the sentiment so it would be horizontal even though I angled the die cut on the card front. Two different size black jewels were added as a final touch.

The use of paper piecing with this Dress Up stamp set gives it a lot of versatility. I might need to throw a little party so I can use this same idea for party invites!

E Marie


Shona Erlenborn said...

Great card Marie. I particularly love how you did the border and the sentiment.

Sandra H said...

Oh wow simply gorgeous is this with lots of lovely detail added x

Donna Ellis said...

this is so gorgeous! Of course you know it is gorgeous LOL Marie, which MS punch is that border punch? Or is it another brand? FABULOUS card! I love this!

Anne Temple said...

Your little black dress is gorgeous!! Love that black embossed frame too.

Brenda said...

just perfect! the background paper, the paper pieced items, all of it!

April said...

Such a pretty card! I love the beautiful frame.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is gorgeous !!!! Beautiful design and colors !!!

Gita said...

Hi Marie! This is a gorgeous card. I think I'm gonna have to get this stamp set. It's so girly! Love it.

Eret said...

Absolutely stunning card, Marie! Love your embossed, paper pieced and glittered dress. The background paper is fantastic for this image.