Monday, May 10, 2010

Something a bit different.

I found this wonderful blog yesterday - while surfing and blog hopping with TiddlyInks.... Valita had this amazing template for an Iris fold dress.  I decided to give it a go and ended up making this card for my niece's 21st ( previous card now back in the pile!!!)  This one is so pretty I am really pleased with it.
The silver is a very shiny slippery piece of Christmas wrapping paper - but it gives such an awesome look.  I used the same Inkadinkado stamp that Valita used on her card.   ( Note - yet another Purple card!!!!!) 

Tonight I quickly made a Thanks card for the woman I sit beside at work.  Jasmine came in this morning with a pile of old stamps she had and doesn't use any more.... All of them by a company called All Night Media.  One of them was a lovely Spring Bouquet and I used it to make this card.... following one of the Caardvarks sketches for this months challenge.
I coloured in the image with my water colour pencils and cut it out with Label 4 ( just arrived today) and used some of the Kaisercraft paper and die cuts that also arrived today - part of my prize from Paula for the Cuttlebug challenge last month.... Thanks Paula.... ( will blog Em's card once I get a good photo of it!!)   The top scallop is cut with a new border die from Spellbinders. 

Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day... dinner out with the kids and their partners was just lovely last night, a lovely finish to a wonderful day.  Have a great week.... and thanks for visiting.

10 comments:

Deirdre said...

Dawn, love your dress card - really beautiful. Love the thanks card too. Aren't you lucky to be the recipient of such kindness.

We had an awesome holiday - bet you are on countdown to yours!

Vanessa said...

Love that dress card!!! And your take on the sketch is so pretty!

AnitaRex said...

Love that dress! So pretty and that paper is just perfect! How nice of your coworker to give you her stamps she doesn't use anymore! Sounds like you had a nice mother's day too!

donna mikasa said...

The dress card is stunning! So many ways to use it! It reminds me of Cinderella's gown....so pretty! And the spring bouquet is so pretty! Your coloring is fab, Dawn! Sounds like you had a perfect Mother's Day!

Monika Reeck said...

Pretty card the number 2 and love love your Iris fold card this is so lovely...I never try this technique...will do it one day if I have time dear....lovely Purple card...hugs

Barb said...

Hi Dawn! I saw your comment on my blog and wanted to come visit! That card with the iris fold dress is so beautiful! Love your blog! Have added it to my list! :)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely iris folding and beautiful choice of paper. Love your colored basket too! So pretty!

Jacqueline said...

Love the dimension of the dress on your first card, that is very cleverly done!

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Beautiful cards! I especially like the shiny dress you made! The flourishes are wonderful. And, it is shimmery enough to enter in my challenge, if you want! :-)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards Dawn! You know, I think it's so neat to make those types of dresses out of other materials, how creative and such a neat idea..love the finished look!