Friday, March 01, 2013

Vintage dressing with established elegance

 Here's something I whipped up this morning at 6am, when you just can't sleep another moment.
Too much on my mind I guess.
Any way I feel almost like a seamstress after making this card.
Our team, the Inksomniacs, have a monthly challenge on Stampin' Connection. Stampin' Up!s demonstrator site. ( Hey if you are thinking of joining this month the rewards are amazing!!! - 25% extra product in your Starter kit) you know, give me a call and I will explain.
The challenge this month is to make something vintage.
 I designed the card using lots of product from the Autumn mini catalogue.
One of the BEST products in the mini is the Artisan Embellishment kit.
It contains ribbon, lace, buttons, tags - a whole lot of pretty to make beautiful things with.
I have used all the bits that say dress making - some of the poetry printed paper with dressmaking instructions (like your mum used to use).
Seam binding ribbon - crumpled and stuck on with some snail adhesive along the back.
A vintage button tied with bakers twine and the "dress" is a piece of very sheer lace.
I have used the gorgeous oval shaped lace to make a "dress" on my seamstress dummy.
The button is also from the kit and I have tied it with a piece of white baker's twine and then added some white cardstock embossed and cut with the large scallop edgelit on the bottom.
Card Recipe:
Stampset: Established Elegance $38.95 (Annual Catalogue)
Artisan embellishment kit -  $16.95 (on page10 Autumn mini catalogue)
Poetry DSP paper $11.95 (p16)
Ribbon: Very vanilla Seambinding
Cardstock: Crumb cake, whisper white.
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Sponge
Big shot machine
Embossing folders: Needle point border $13.95, Delicate designs $15.95
Large scallop edgelit $13.95.


  1. This is stunning Nerida, so beautiful. Very French, oh la la. :)

  2. Somewhat in awe of this card Nerida. You WILL win the challenge this month hunny!
    I love every element you've used here, it's completely delightful!


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