Inspired by...

by Roberta Sadler

I was inspired by dresses Jennifer McGuire and Chari Moss wore at Creativation 2019.

When the September card kit was revealed, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I combines 3 things I love to create with; my Silhouette Cameo, stamps and stencils to CASE Jennifer and Chari's dresses in a card. I used a cut file from Dreaming Tree called "A Darling Dress". I planned out the colors and cardstock and how to place the stamps to come close to Jennifer's dress. I wanted to stick to primary colors of the rainbow, so I chose red, blue and green for my stamped images and stencil spatters. I used American Crafts cardstock in white, black, lavender, and a silver foil cardstock from my stash. The card base is Strathmore Bristol Vellum surface Heavy Weight. The flat back pearls are from RG Studios.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all of the parts to the card and used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere the black dress form and silver form accents. The, I used Pixie Spray stencil adhesive for the Ink Splatter stencil and let it dry a bit before placing it onto my card base. I used a blender brush to apply the inks to the card base, both front and back. The colors I used are Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Blue Raspberry and Lucky Clover, all by Gina K. Designs. While the card base dried, I stamped the crayons onto the skirt of the dress with Black Amalgam Ink and heat set it. I glued the inside Lavender panel to the inside of the card. I then took out the reinkers and added Soft Stone and white pigment ink to paint the wax part of the crayon along with the ovals. I added a bit of Blueish Gray for the wrappers of the crayons. I planned on using my Copic Markers, but just didn't have the right colors to match the cardstock.

While the skirt dried, I glued the bodice in place. I stenciled in some splatter onto the collar pieces. Next, I used Glossy Accents on a few of the splatters on the front of the card, the collar piece and the color part of the crayons to give them some texture and a realistic crayon look.

I stamped by sentiment so that the "you" would be showing on the front and the inside of the card. I stamped out the "make today colorful" on the inside lavender panel.

I let off all of this sit overnight to dry, then folded and glued the skirt and collar to the dress form. I used some yellow ribbon to join the bodice and skirt and added the flat back pearls.

I cut out the envelope from my Cameo then cut 2 masks for the return address spots on the envelope. I decided to decorate my envelope to match the card base with splatters of the same colors.

I finished off by adding my personal stamp to the card and glued the lavender liner to the top flap of the envelope. I added the silver foil to the outside of the envelope and the card is done.

The card took me about a week to complete. Thanks to Jenn Shurkus for her help in location the picture for my inspiration. Thank you for reading and I hope you are inspired to combine things you love to create with into your cards.

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