Thursday, 28 August 2014

Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog 18 - Feminine

Hello fellow crafty friends, 
Goodness me, another month has passed by and it is time to submit my entry to Clarity Stamp's blog challenge which has a theme of 'Feminine'.  August is a month of birthdays for me (7) and because it is also the summer holidays, I feel obliged to make everyone a bespoke handmade card.  My entry to this month's challenge is the last birthday card of the month and it is for my lovely sister-in-law, Jan.  I hope she doesn't see this before the 30th! 

As I was rushing a bit, I didn't record many step-by-step pictures so here are a few pictures of the finished product.  I do hope you like it.

I used both the small leafy swirl stamp and stencil in this project (both from Claritystamps). 

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The pictures above show how I designed the dress and made a practice model.  I made a model first of all to test the idea (guess whose a Design Technology teacher lol!).  I then designed an SVG file in Silhouette studio software and cut out the shape on my silhouette.  I then stamped the the skirt and top using Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then inked it with distress inks. I made another dress exactly the same and then glued them both onto either side of another dress cut out with a scalloped base, with a piece of cotton sandwiched in between.  This allows the card to spin within the aperture in the card front. 

I used the gelli plate to make some prints using the Leafy Swirl stencil and used them to make the backgrounds, the mirror frame and flower (which I cut out using my Silhouette). Finally I cut out a banner shape and stamped 'Happy Birthday' using Clarity's re-mountable line sentiments (I love these!).

Hope you like it and please leave a comment if you visit.  If anyone would like a copy of my SVG for the dress, please let me know and I'll forward it to you.

Ela xx


  1. Oh Ela!!!! Fabulous card. Love what you have done here. Best of luck xxx

    1. Oh thank you Emma, you are so sweet. I absolutely love these dress cards at the moment. So pretty! xxx