25 June, 2013

All Dressed Up

This was the birthday card that I made my girlfriend Amanda who celebrated her birthday last week. Fingers crossed she received it because she has recently moved and I don't have her new address. I hope you had a wonderful day Amanda and were deservedly spoilt! 

I've cased this from the Dolled Up Birthday Kits that were available in the last USA catalogue. Since the products are still available here (but not for long), I thought that I'd make up my own. It was quite a process deciding on what to do with the background of the mannequin. After a few attempts, I decided to adhere it directly onto the Fancy Fan embossed piece of card which had been sponged. However, it looked lost so I went around the edges with an aqua pen and some soft suede ink to make it subtly stand out. I was also unsure about the stark whiteness of the doily but on another attempt when I'd sponged it, it was too much. This is final result and I'm quite pleased with it. 

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases, Elements of Style
Card: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Designer Paper: First Edition Speciality
Ink: Black Staz On, Soft Suede, Rose Red, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Paper Doilies, Flower Trim
Tools: Big Shot, Dress Up Framelits Die, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

To place an order at any time for any of these products (while stocks last), please email me on debbie.l@orcon.net.nz or phone: 09 416 7476 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day :-)


  1. Lovely card Debbie with all the detail on it.

  2. Beautifully made Debbie. I'm sure your friend would have been delighted to receive it.


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