Friday, January 20, 2017

A Little Dressmaker

I have got an 8" x 8" card today for any dressmakers out there, gslcuts has a great selection of dress and corset embellishments.

 I began by choosing various papers from the Couture Creations paper pad that I have just bought,


 and I decided on 4 different papers, plus some of the paper with measurements on it.  I decided on plain brown card to stick the patterned paper onto, using Creative Expressions foundation card (colour chestnut). These I cut to 1, 8x8" , 1, 7 x 5", 2, 4 x 4" and 1, 8 x 21/2" pieces, cutting the patterned pieces slightly smaller to leave a narrow border around each. I also cut one length of tape measure and scissors and cotton reels from another page.

Next I decided on which shapes to use from the GSLcuts dressforms and corset shapes set and covered these in white gesso.

  I used some patterned paper from my stock to cover some of them then just used memento stamp ink for the others. I even threaded  cotton through the holes on one of the corset shapes to make it look more authentic as you can see on the finished card.
The designing of the card is up to you really, this was my idea and I also added a stackable labels frame in the top corner. 

Gypsy Soul supplies:- dressforms and corset shape set, 
                                         stackable label frames
Other:-                            couture creation paper pad
                                         creative expressions foundation card

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