July 2, 2011

Change of a Dress - {PPA 100} your favorite technique challenge

Whooo Hoo the Pals Paper Arts is celebrating their 100th challenge! Wowzer wowzer! This challenge says to use your favorite technique....hmmmm that is going to be HARD because I like so many different kinds of techniques. So I thought and I thought and finally settled on a combination... embossing and paper piecing because I LOVE layers and texture on my cards too. I also used some retired and new items; and here's my card.
This card is for a friend that just moved back into her NEW house... but it's really not new, just totally remodeled to accommodate her handicapped sister. The house is 'finally' done and it's beautiful! I started my card by embossing the card front with the square lattice embossing folder and rounding the corners.
I added a layer of the new Wisteria cardstock and punched opposite corners with a rounder.
The focal point features the dress forms from Sew Suite stamped on whisper white and then I matted the WW on melon mambo cardstock and added some melon mambo pom pom trim to one side and popped up with dimensionals.
The form stands were outlined with a silver paint pens to look like metal stands.
I added some Flirtatious Fabric to the forms to resemble one dress done and one in progress. The finished dress has a ric-rac belt and two tiny pink pearls for accents.
I stamped the tape measure from Sew Suite on Just Add Cake DSP and cut it out and added silver paint pen to resemble the metal end on most tape measures.
I tucked a designer button under the mat and on top of the tape.
I also added a scrap of the wisteria fabric to the sentiment and added a tiny pale pink button. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags. I also did the pins in silver paint pen.
Then I popped this up with dimensionals as well.
The inside sentiment is from Humor in High Heels but was so fitting for the card.
"Change of a Dress".... too cute, right? You see, my friend has been living at her deceased mother's house caring for her sister while the construction to handicap her house has been going on, and now she gets to move back home. So it's really not a NEW house, but if you could see the finished product, you'd think it was exactly that!
I had some odd envelopes that match the wisteria perfectly.. so of course I added a few images to finish the envelope for my card. I hope you like it and stop by again soon. Hugs.

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Pam~ said...

This is sew cute! Greet job with those scissors and I love all your embellishments! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Nancy said...

Very cute card, don't you just love those dress forms and I really like your idea of one just partially "dressed". All the details are special, but my "fav" is the silver ends on the tape measure, so clever!
Good luck on the challenge...all that candy!

Carol said...

absolutely love this card...and your techniques...a real wow!

Shannon said...

Sewwwww Cute!! Seriously, I can't stand it... it is sewwww cutereat job!

Anne Marie said...

Sew pretty! I just love all of the fun details you added! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane this is fabulous!!! Absolutely one of my favorites. I love your details and colors. Having the 3 dress forms is perfect!!! I love it. Hugs,


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