Tuesday 25 March 2014

Shopping, Not Dropping

This is a lovely feminine card, that would suit Mother's Day just as well as birthday.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Crafter's Companion
Colouring Mediums: Memento London Fog, Promarkers
Paper and Card: Oyster plain card, Best Creations
Tools: Tonic Studios Indulgence Elegant Vine Oval and Mannequin Tag Dies, Frond Finesse and Frond Finese Die Sets, Grand Labels 1, Grand Calibur 
Embellishments: May Arts flower trim, lace, double satin ribbon, pearl strands
I created the main focal point on this card by stamping the FrouFrou Shoppe image twice onto oyster cardstock (this is an ivory coloured card, with much less yellow in it than cream or ivory usually has - it's my favourite colour other than white).  I also stamped the image onto offcuts of my patterned paper and cut out the dress, hat, shoes and handbag.  I coloured the images with promarker pens including the pattern on the dress.  Then I decoupaged and paper pieced the layers together.  This did require some fussy cutting, but I actually really enjoy this -it feels like real crafting!

Then I mounted the image onto my Tonic Studios Indulgence Mannequin Tag Die, obscuring the central embossed Mannequin on this occasion.

I used more dies from Tonic Studios Swirls and Indulgence range to create a lovely filigree free-standing mat for my stamped image, cutting several sized swirls from two different designs and interlacing them with pearl strands to create an ethereal frame around my Oval filigree mat.

I embellished my card base with this gorgeous flower ribbon from May Art, and wove a very narrow double satin ribbon through my lace trim, before layering them together.  
Finally, I added a Mannequin die cut, again cut from oyster card stock and then paper-pieced with a glittered offcut from the lovely Best Creations card.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was printed on my computer and die-cut with a tiny tag.

Hope you've enjoyed this card, if you have, please do leave a comment, I love to know who's been visiting! Pin It Now!


  1. Love this card! I like how it is quite fussy and has a lot on it but it still looks clean and fresh.

  2. Gorgeous card, lovely design.

  3. Fabulous card, love all the detail. Just hopping by.

  4. What a gorgeous card....beautiful design...love all the details..Joolsx

  5. WOW a stuuning card, love the image and design ... gorgeous detail ...just love it
    Lorna xx

  6. A gorgeous card there is so much detail. Just hopped over from Do-crafts. Jackie

  7. How beautiful - a fabulous creation!

  8. Wow Dips, this is just gorgeous. I love all that filigree work with the flourishes. Brilliant card. Maddy x

  9. wow dips what an amazing card so much to look at and I just love that little manniquin (even tho I cant spell it lol) ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  10. Lovely card. Some much attention to detail.
    Kathleen Mc xx

  11. lovely card, do like the dies you get to use

  12. Gorgeous feminine card,beautiful paper and trim and absolutely love the gorgeous dies -just hopping
    Carol xx

  13. Oh wow Dips! You have again pulled out all the stops when it comes to delicate creations.
    Heike xx

  14. I just love all the details on your cards, could look at them for ages and still see something new at the next glance. Gorgeous work as always x

  15. Me again! Just wanted to say thanks for the heads up about the bunting challenge, have entered. Hope you had a good weekend and thanks for the lovely comment you left on my Mum cards too. Maddy x

  16. What a lovely card! Hopping by a little late, have a lovely week! Elaine-xxx-

  17. This is gorgeous. You really do have a lovely Blog and your style is just great. Judy x


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