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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dress-form Thank You

My daughter saw this dress-form stamp (from my Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine subscription) in my drawer and liked it.  So, I decided to make her a thank you card using it and some leftover pieces of paper in my stash.  I think they all came from HOTP.

Background: The background paper was from my stash - I think it was HOTP, but not certain.  After cutting the piece to fit, I used a pink gel pen to outline the edges.

Focal: I shortened the stand on the stamp by stamping the dress form first, then the stand. This didn't work as well as I would have liked. They didn't line up. Oops! I had to use a pen to turn it into a fake secondary piece for the stand. Next time I'll try stamping a portion of the stand first. I might be able to line it up better that way. Anyway, after stamping the focal image, I cut it out and embossed it with a die from the Radiant Rectangles set by Spellbinders. I used the same set for the pink and white mats. I used my gel pen to add color around the white mat.

Sentiment: The sentiment was a stamp from the same stamp set as the dress-form. I first cut a white piece with Spellbinders Fancy Tags, then stamped the sentiment. I cut the pink mat by tracing the outside of the die and then fussy cutting it out. I attached it with foam tape.

Accents: The three little circles in the upper right corner are button stamps from the stamp set.  I stamped them, then colored them with gel pens before cutting them out and attaching with foam tape.

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