Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome to another monthly PTI Blog Hop. All the details are in Nichole's post here. We were to create a project using scallops.

Did you see Jessica Witty's post on the Evolution of a Card? I thought she was writing about me. I won't bore you with the whole, long process to arrive at my card (but it did evolve over three days). I know you're here to see a card and move on. Therefore, without further ado, my contribution to "A Salute to Scallops".


I am infatuated with Dawn's Dress Form. I used it for a Christmas card and made a tiny skirt from lace edging. I thought I could do more with rows of scallops - but it just wasn't working. Then as I was folding a strip of scallops, this idea came to me. I think the greatest AHA! moment was when I inverted a scrap and saw that I could create that sweetheart neckline with just two scallops.
The skirt is vellum, cut with the PTI medium scallop border and heat embossed with white Filigree powder. PTI Background Basics: Petal Power was used for the lacy design. I edged the scallops with a VersaMark pen and again embossed with white. With the aid of my ScorPal, I accordion folded the wide strip as you would for a medallion. I added the bodice and a narrow white ribbon and bow to cover the waistline. Tiny white pearls finish off the neckline.
Triple cuts with the same border die create the right front opening of the card. A scrap of the vellum is sandwiched between a Soft Stone base and a Scarlet Jewel panel. The background is stamped with Fancy Flourishes and VersaMark ink. The sentiment is from Wishing you, stamped inside Fillable Frame #7 (notice the scallops?) and cut out with a pair of small scallop Paper Shapers from ProvoCraft. (I can never part with anything. Knew they'd come in handy again someday)
I hope you enjoyed your stop here. I spent three days on this card and besides this entry, have absolutely no use for it. I thought it might work for a Bridal Shower. I don't have an Etsy shop or anything. So, if you know of someone who might be interested, contact me and we can talk.
Enjoy the rest of the Hop. Thanks for stopping by.

52 comments:

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

This is awesome Linda! Love that dress! Hugs Karin

Lea L. said...

This is just awesome! I totally love how you created that fabulous dress!! Awesome job! ♥♥♥

Jessica Griffin said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!! I love your card!

Linda said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! I love, love the black dress form with the lace dress. You did an amazing job!

Jen Carter said...

Wow Linda!! This is so cool! Love how you made your dress, ribbon, necklace and all! Very pretty!

Kay said...

This is stunning! Your scalloped dress is amazing- I'm in love!

Elizabeth Hart said...

This dress is so super cute - I want to try that technique myself now!

Banu said...

WOW, this is just superb. Loved it. What a creative and unique Idea.

kbell said...

WOW. what a beautiful dress! very creative. i just adore it.

Gabby said...

Beautiful card! :)

Mary said...

Gorgeous! Going in my file of things to do with the dress form :)

Rhonda said...

What an inspired idea Linda!!! What a cool bridal shower invite this would be!!!

lynn said...

my, linda, this card is stunning-beautiful design:)

Terri said...

I have had cards that have taken that long to make too. Great job! I love that dress! I still have not used my dress form die that has to change soon.

lam said...

amazing work, love the dress

Anna said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the color combination and the flourish to set it all off!

paula e. said...

again, a great use of the dress form. wonderful card - so much detail. it's delicious!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh WOW, this is amazing! Very beautiful and creative, I love it!

Diane said...

Beautiful and so creative!!! Love that dress form, too!!

Stacy said...

LOVE that dress! I never thought to dress up my dress form, genius! LOL Thanks for the inspiration :)

resmith said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

sarahw said...

This is so cool! Love it. :)

Laurie said...

Linda this is so pretty! I love those scallops and that dress is so pretty1

Sue Ann said...

SO SO pretty Linda!! I love that dress on the form... very creative.

Karen said...

This is so gorgeous! I love everything about it. (And I love that Christmas card, too.)

Marybeth said...

This is the best idea ever, and to think it was by mistake. I need to make a wedding card,hope you don't mind if I use your idea. Thank you for sharing. JUST BEAUTIFUL!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful, elegant and unique! I love it!

Merry said...

So pretty and very clever.

Sarah said...

I think that this card is the most creative thing I've ever seen. You totally rock!

The Paper Parade said...

What a neat, neat card! I love your creativity :)

Christina said...

This is so creative, and the dress turned out beautifully! I love the way you repeated the vellum scallops on the card edge. Very pretty!

Pat said...

Beautiful. Creative. A totally WOW card.

Axes DesigNs said...

Love that dress.. it is so pretty! great idea!!

June K. said...

That dress on the dress form is so beautiful. Such a great idea. It is so elegant too.

Sherry said...

Just gorgeous! That dress is amazing!

Sharron said...

Linda, this is SO amazing! Beautiful card and the dress is stunning. Fabulous job!!

Kerry Crockett said...

Fabulous card! I absolutely love this idea! Great job!

Nerina said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is absolutely amazing Linda! I love the beautiful dress ... that is just GORGEOUS! (I did see Jessica's evolution of a card post - and prefer yours :0)!

Denise said...

This is SMART - and so lovely!!

Ann said...

My goodness how clever is that dress! A really lovely and original wedding card.

Kristin said...

LOVE your card... and yes, Jess Witty's post about the card was brillant... glad you both ended up with a wonderful creation of art :-)

Katie Gehring said...

I too am infactuated with Dawn's dress form, but I never thought of dressing it in a wedding gown. Genius! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

Stunning - I love how you matched the embossing on the dress to that on the scallops!

Steph H said...

Absolutely stunning! I've never seen that dress form look so elegant! I can't leave many comments this month, and your card is so eye-catching - I couldn't resist!

Diane Jaquay said...

Linda, this is spectacular!! That dress is absolutely amazing, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Hanne said...

I totally love this idea! So stunning!

Kristii said...

Wow!!!! Absolutely amazing and oh so creative!!! The dress on the dress form is absolutely amazing!!! You totally rocked the challenge!

Carolyn Ruiz said...

just beautiful!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful. I bet Dawn hasn't ever seen her dress form look so pretty before. This is so creative and really very striking. Amazing job!

Kelly S. said...

Linda you are SO creative! I LOVE what you did with the little dress form image! That lacy dress is spectacular! Every minute you spent on this (over 3 days!) was worth it! Awesome job!

Ohhh Snap said...

It's a gorgeous card, I'm sure you'll find a home for it soon. TFS!

~Laurie said...

So pretty! Great use of scallops!!