Monday, 30 May 2011

Birthday Princess…………….

Hello there, have you had a great Bank Holiday weekend? We did and mine was spent between looking after family (there were 16 of us at some point here on Sunday) and fretting about my Internet access, we had three days with no access and that hurt.
So that's partly the reason for not blogging even though I have loads to show you.
I am sharing today a pretty girly card fit for any princess out there.princess
I am loving this Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (I think is everyone’s favourite) and I just cannot stop using it. I have simply embossed a piece of cardstock vellum using this folder and the Big Shot and simply punched out large scalloped ovals from it to make up the pretty and full skirt. The bodice was simply cut using the tab punch and a piece of Pretty in Pink  designer paper (I love these papers the best because they coordinate so well with everything).  Then I punched a small half circle from the top to create the collar shape and topped this with a string of pearls.  A pretty in pink narrow grosgrain ribbon bow acts as the sash to this lovely dress and more tiny pearls are placed around the vellum layers.
princess close
The card stock vellum from Stampin’Up! is actually the perfect vellum for embossing in your Big Shot as is got a substantial weight and it doesn’t tear easily, it also gives you a deep impression as you can see above. I have used 7 scalloped oval shapes for the dress, four pieces for the bottom layer and three for the top. I simply adhered them with dimensionals, I used one for each layer.
As I was considering my combo I wanted a neutral that showed off my vellum and worked with the Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand was the best match Crumb Cake was a bit to Earthy and didn’t work so well so Sahara Sand was my choice in the end.
 The Happy birthday banner was made using the new hostess set in the Mini catalogue called Something to Celebrate.
I hope you like my pretty card if you have any questions please do ask. Till next time BIG HUGS xxx
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