Tuesday, 24 April 2012

TT95 'Use Some Sparkle' with The Cutting Cafe


Hi everyone.

The Cutting Cafe are sponsoring our challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown this week and this week, our challenge is to "use some sparkle." 


I was lucky enough to play with the "Fun with Dress Forms printable set" for todays card.  I printed the tailors dummy onto brown cardstock and then distressed using Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.  I paper pieced the dress using Pink Paislee paper from their London Market collection. The belt was created using some antique gold velvet ribbon, some pearls and that beautiful flower is from one of the dress form designs included in the Cutting Cafe set. I simply added co-ordinating colours using my Copic Markers and attached it to the belt using a foam adhesive circle.


The 'sparkle' element to my card is the pretty white butterfly shape that I cut using the 'Wonderful Wings' die set by Spellbinders. I simply applied glue to whole area using a glue pen and then sprinkled on a touch of 'dazzling diamonds' glitter over the top.  I also used Spellbinders Labels 8 die to cut some cute hearts paper included in the "Animal and bug mini colored circle set"  by The Cutting Cafe to make a sweet background and then used some gorgeous Champagne Silk Ribbon from The Ribbon Reel to create that yummy bow!

I had a lot of fun with the Dress Forms - I should also mention that there is also a cutting file included with the digital download for those of you lucky enough to own a cutting machine and lots of wonderful Dress Form designs to kick-start your creativity.  You can either use a single dress form shape and pop it onto your cardbase as I have here, or you can use one of the Dress Form outline/template to make the actual card shape. Click HERE to take a look :)

If you get chance, don't forget to visit the "Tuesday Throwdown"  blog for full details of the challenge and to see what the other fab DT ladies have created for your  enjoyment!

Have a great week!

x x x


NanaConnie said...

Oooo, Helen, GORGEOUS! Love that sparkly butterfly and the paper piecing on the dress form. Great soft color palette.

Mary said...

Awesome!Very pretty...Love that dress...

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Helen! Love the dress and the gorgeous wings! Your bow is also just perfect!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Helen! I love the dress form shape, and love the papers you used. The glittery wings make a wonderful background for this gorgeous die cut, a very pretty card.

Davi said...

Helen you did a fab job with the dress form!! I love the little pearls wings with it :)

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow Helen this is gorgeous...I love those wings...hugs

Anonymous said...

So lovely, Helen! A beautiful combination of papers and darling embellishments, and how wonderful are those sparkly wings? Love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Helen! Love the beautiful dress form made using PP DP :) the pearl belt adds such a touch of elegance!