You really need to head on over to the store blog and see what the other Design Team came up with for this sketch. They are fantastic!
I've got a great little number for you on my sketch card. It's InStyle's Heart Bow Dress. I like how the dress has so much fullness and whimsy. A great image for an any occasion card. I made mine into a from Mom to Daughter card. Maybe for a first dance? It will be a few years before I'm struck with that kind of emotion, but this dress just make me think of prom. I heard on the radio a two minute parenting topic that has me thinking about how to build up a child's esteem about who they are and not what they do. I hope to instill that in my children, but only time will tell.
As you can tell I rotated the sketch so I could showcase the dress. I printed out the dress on white cardstock and then decided I wanted some type of design on it. Instead of printing out another dress on patterned paper for paper piecing I quickly made a mask out of tracing paper. I clear embossed with the Stampin' Up Filigree background stamp using Versamark, then colored the dress with Prismacolor markers. I wanted the dress to shimmer so I painted over the bow and lace with Close to My Heart Create-a-Paint and also misted the whole dress with Tattered Angels Marshmallow Mist for a nice even shimmer. The dress is popped up on grey cardstock using EK Succes 3D Dots.
The panel across the bottom is embossed with a Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder and brushed lightly with a Cloud Magic VersaMagic Dew Drop then layered with a Basic Black panel and SU! Neutrals Grey cardstock. The sentiment is from Verve's Love's Flower set with Brillance Graphite Black ink and then cut out with a Nestabilities Blossom die. I colored over the sentiment with Deco Pink Prismacolor marker. I used my Martha Stewart hydrangea punches to make the flower by punching out two white flowers, one black flower and a tiny pink flower. The two white flowers were colored with a marker to match the sentiment. I used my stylus on all of them but the black flower and gave them some curves. I glued them all together and added a drop of Frosted Lace Stickles to the center.
I think that is it for my card today! Thank you for stopping by.
Stamps: InStyle Heart Bow Dress, Verve Love's Flower
Paper: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Neutrals Gray, Basic Black and White Copy Paper.
Ink: Inkjet, Brilliance Jet Black, VersaMagic Cloud Magic, Prismacolor Markers*
Accessories: Cuttlebug Victoria EF, Nestibilities Blossom Die and Large Labels Die