Friday, September 12, 2008

Christmas Dress with Tutorial

I made this card using the tee shirt stamp from Little Tee's and the dress from Retro Boutique, both sets from Gina K Designs. Read on for a brief tutorial on how I did this.

Start by stamping both images.

I used Bic markers to color my images. You don't have to color the entire images, since they will both be trimmed.

Next, I trimmed both images. I removed the sleeves from the tee and cut about 1 1/8 of the skirt from the dress. I also trimmed the ruffle from the skirt. Then I covered both with Versa Mark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

Next I added Snow Texture (pictured above - from Michaels) to the neck of the tee and bottom of skirt.


I assembled the dress by laying the skirt over the tee and added a piece of 1/8 inch black grosgrain ribbon as a belt.

I don't have a santa hat, so I drew this one.


Colored, embossed and added Snow Texture as above.

Finally, I assembled my card. The dress is popped up with dimensionals. I added gems to the belt and sides of the card base.

I did the Certainly Celery oval layer by stamping with the wheat image from Flowers For Daisy with Garden Green ink and sponged the edges with Old Olive. The card base is Kiwi Kiss card stock (new SU in-color).

Thanks for visiting. I hope your weekend is filled with fun and laughter!

16 comments:

catdidit said...

O-M-G!! How adorable!! I LOVE it! I love your 'thinking outside the box' ideas! And this is one of THE best yet. LOVE it!

Shirley said...

How adorable! and what creativity. That is just so cute!TFS

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! This is too cute. I love what you have done. Thank you very much for making the turorial. Awesome!

Mary

Monica said...

Your creativity amazes me! So cute!!

Jennifer Love said...

Get OUT! This is fantastic! I'm floored...truly a work of art. :)

Donna said...

how stinkin' clever are YOU? this is SO cute

fishlips said...

This is wonderful, how clever, I just love your blog I check in everyday to see what you will come up with next, and this one is truly fantastic...

Annapurna said...

Very nice! Although come to think of it, the talented you, could have drawn the whole dress even without stamping. Wonder if Snow tex is like liquid applique.

I bought some bic markers too last week. I was on a trip to the office depot for school supplies and couldn't resist for 20 something :-)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh isn't this just the cutest, cleverest card!!!! Oh you've GOT to send this to Melanie!!!! You could totally be her Guest Designer!!!! Amazing!!

wendyp said...

Very cute and creative! I love when you can find a new way to use a stamp!

LeAnne said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love it!
LeAnne

Melanie said...

you little minx, love this naughty/ nice santa card, too clever!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this is incredible!!! LOVE it!

Rhonda Langley said...

Toooo cute!! Love the belt with gems and the white "fur" trim!

Elena said...

It is an awesome tutorial! Very creative! Love the colors!

Kristine B. said...

:) VERY CUTE!