Sunday, May 17, 2015

All dressed up for the Paper Players.....

Hello every one: It's time for another challenge at The Paper Players and this time the theme is CAS "girly thanks".  I'm mixing some old with some new stamps and dies from Stampin Up!, some are on the way out, some had just started and some have been retired a while ago.
Here is the card I made.
When I read that the theme was "girly thanks" I immediately thought of the SU Dress Die Thinlits (retired) I bought a while ago. I didn't purchase the stamp set, only the dies so, after cutting the shape on Canson Water Color paper, I gave it a nice wash with Strawberry Slush, I wanted a soft pink for this dress because I wanted to stamp some images on it so I kept it pretty light.
I cut the little "jacket" using Strawberry Slush card stock and split it in half and attached 3 of the small SU pearls for buttons. The skirt of the dress was stamped with another retired SU set called "Sweet Summer" using the cluster of small flowers and again Strawberry Slush, stamping off 2 times before stamping on the dress. And keeping the Strawberry theme here, I stamped the little Strawberry from Happy Hour (on the retire list) at the bottom of the dress.
For my background I stamped one of the images from the beautiful Apothecary Art  and I die cut it with the Labels Collection framelits, which is also on the retire list and colored with just 2 SU markers, Real Rose and Wild Wasabi. The embossed panel is done with the Filigree Frame embossing folder, just to give the whole layout some flair.
My card base was, what else? Strawberry Slush, ribbon and sentiment, from my stash.
Here is a close up of those tiny pearls and the banner that inspired this card.
So I hope you like my CAS Girly Thanks card for today, I sure had fun creating it, specially because I was able to play with this fabulous dies to make this pretty dress.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate every single comment you leave and I will answer any questions about this card or any other card on my blog, please don't hesitate to ask.
Till next time, keep on stamping!


Patti Willey said...

Wow that's pretty Maria! I love the roses behind the manichan, it's like she's in a wallpapered bedroom! Pretty work with her dress, so pretty in Strawberry Slush!

Laurie Unger said...

This so darling ! Awesome job.

Joanne James said...

What a pretty thank you card Maria - and most definitely girly! I love the patterned dress and the Apothecary Art stamp behind it and the embossed frame is just the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Bobbi Miller said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I love how you made the jacket; pearl buttons and all! I have this die; never used it. I may have to give it a go! This is just beautiful, as always! Hugs

Mary Fish said...

That pretty, little dress look perfect framed by the embossing!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous card, Maria! Love the texture from the embossing. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)