ED - my apologies, this post was scheduled, but for some reason it didn't go up on time! sorry it's so late!
Good Morning! hope it's a good one for you! My wee folk officially start their summer holiday today and so I'm hoping for a lie in....
Today is my chance to show you some more of the sets we have releasing tomorrow! I jumped the gun on my poor DT ladies and let my Eat Cake out of the bag a day early yesterday - the girls will show you their baking skills today, here is a wee linklist so you can go see what they baked up!
My first card today shows the main dress form image from a fancy little set called You're Lovely - I adore this dress. I love the clean and simple styling that leaves it wide open to so many applications - weddings, proms, or formals as they are in UK, parties etc.
I fitted the dress onto a wireform, I love that vintage dressmaker notion, but I wanted to make it an image that you could use on many different types of cards and so I moved away from a reproduction of an antique dress form to a cleaner, more timeless design.
Perfectly suited to vintage or modern, I love it. On my first card above, I paper pieced the dress, and then I stamped one of the extra bodice pieces on top of the paper piecing. You can see the bodice is stamped in black and has a little dotted detailing recalling the boned contours of a vintage corset. I used copics to colour the skirt. I trimmed out the dress with a Labels 11 die shape (Spellbinders) and sponged the edges with a yellow gold before removing the die cut from the die.
Then I stamped a little flower motif all around to add some background interest. The final touch to the dress was a little flower, worn on the hip. - The sentiment is also from You're Lovely and is stamped in coral. to complement the flower. A little satin coral ribbon runs up the edge of the panel.
Can you see the Flourishes, on the dp paper? I silver embossed them, so that it would pick up on the silver of the little vintage style hair clips that I intended to give with this card. I picked the card colours to match the resin roses on the clips, such a dainty little treat!
I used the same sentiment to make a little vintage style card for the hair slides. It's a labels 11 die cut with two little slits to allow the clips to slide onto it.
My second project for today shows the dress image again from You're Lovely, together with a sentiment from the set. I also used the new Flourishes set to make the pattern on the paper pieced dress and on the background of the card. I am so excited about these flourishes. I have wanted them forever, but I always said I would hold off until I could produce flourishes that were a little bit different from the norm, and I found my answer in the little scallops and dots!! Flourishes - Scallops and Dots is the first in a series for Flourish sets - they are like no other flourish sets that I have seen anywhere else! I'm excited to bring you these ones, but I cannot wait to hear what you will make of the res of the flourishes in the series!!
I used copics again to shade the folds of the gown to give it a little realism. Another flower at the hip... I seem to be stuck in the 80's...
Room for one more?
Another dress form from the You're Lovely set - so much packed into this wee 6x4 set! This one is shorter and maybe a little cheekier! lol, if you coloured it right, it could almost be vintage bloomers! Here it's a bodice top and pinstripe skirt with kick frill, you will never see me wear anything like this, excess hair follicle issues, but it's so girlie and I love it to pieces!! It's what I wear in my head...in the sun...when I'm going for ice-cream in Rome in one of those gelato parlours...
I LOVE the punchy shade of blue, with the crisp white and kraft, yum! I embossed the image with white powder onto a kraft base. I then used a brush to 'paint' the image with stamping inks, I found the SU inks super for this! Just like watercolouring!
Tiny little label tag with a sentiment from Eat Cake. I thought the wrought iron stand was fun and I can see no end of applications for this, it'll be my go-to set for feminine cards for the forseeable future!! You're Lovely contains a total of 13 stamps - 2 dress forms, 3 bodices, 3 mini floral satmp, 2 small scale flourishes and 5 sentiments. All in a wee 6x4 set!
Couldn't go without showing you some flourishes, this was the card background before the focal panel was added - what do you see? Pairs of matching flourishes...pairs...excellent possibilities for these fabby flourishes, I'm just scratching the surface here!!!
Sure hope these tickle!! I'm off to get the store ready - and if you've been good and read all this way down, here's a wee tip - leave a comment telling me which set is your front runner so far....I'll be drawing a comment to win a prize...an entire set of July release stamps kinda prize... :)