Tuesday, March 6, 2018

All Dressed Up!!!

Hello there blogging friends: My teammates and I over at SHOPPING OUR STASH have a new challenge for you to play with this week, our theme this time is DRESSES, we want to see dresses, formal or casual and everything in between so, go and SHOP YOUR STASH and come join us in our gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

This card was made with one of my most favorite die sets from Stampin' Up, sadly retired but I bought it right when it came out back in 2013 in the Spring Mini. I only bought the dies because it's truly amazing the fabulous combinations and designs that you can get from them.
I die cut this dress with black card stock and then die cut it again with some very bright electric pink glimmer paper to create a little jacket and the trim on the bottom, a thin piece served as a belt.
It was pretty just as it was but I thought it needed a bit more bling so I added a "few" pink Rhine Stones to the top and the skirt. The embossing folder is from The Paper Studio, I added a die cut layer with pink vellum to kind of frame it a bit more, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Marcella's Mix Tape Vol. 1, stamped with Neon Pink ink and clear heat embossed, then fussy cut, wish there was a die set for it.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Perfectly Penned" and the fireworks image from "The Ton" stamp set called Pyrotechnics, love this very realistic images of fireworks.  The top lacy image is from a SU set called "Delicate Details"

So there you have it, hope you are inspired to come and play with my teammates and me over at the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, don't forget to check out their fabulous creations on each of their blogs for even more inspiration.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Crafter's Caslte
I love both heat and dry embossing.

Bastel-Traum Challenge #62 "Party/Birthday"

Just For Fun March Challenge "Die Cuts"
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International Art and Soul Challenge #28 "Emboss and use a die"

Dragonfly Dreams "All that Glitters"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Barbara Godden said...

Oh my gosh this is adorable, I don't remember that die but you really don't need a stamp it works well without it, Awesome design too.

lauren bergold said...

so fab and of course it's my FAVORITE color!!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! What a dress! Party, party! So cute with the glittery jacket and the rhinestones. Love how you framed it with the pretty embossing folder background, too. I'm tempted to drop everything and play along with a certain stamp I have, but darn sun is out today and we have other plans. All these challenges are so inspiring! I absolutely love your darling card, Maria!

Chris Dring said...

This is absolutely stunning, Maria! Such a cute die cut, and those rhinestones are placed perfectly! Wow!

April said...

I just love your bright and cheery card! This is great! Thanks for joining in the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you back again.

The Craft Princess said...

Fabulous card....I love the dress and the bright pink! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Brian King said...

Such a fun card! Your dress is both conservative and flashy. Love the splash of shine and the splash of pink.

Mary Fish said...

I remember those dies! Sweet polka dot pattern.

Furrbster said...

This is really pretty and I love all the bling :) I also love the stylish interior to the card,

Hugz Tinz

Mimi said...

Super cute and girly! HAHA a "few" rhinestones... Maria, I get the feeling you do NOTHING half-a$$ed! Love this, and it couldn't be more perfect. The inside is absolutely dreamy! There is something that just makes me happy about purely-girl cards!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So cute! Love the little dress and jacket.

Claudia said...

Hi Maria, what a cool card, the dress looks fantastic and all those rhinestones!

Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge

Carol L said...

oh my gosh, we both used the same dies to make cards for this challenge! LOL I love the little jacket you created for your dress and all that bling looks fabulous! I love the embossed background too as well as the inside. I really need to play with this die set more often as it hasn't seen light of day for a couple years or more!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Love the pink and black color combo; too cute!!!
Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for joining us at IAAS this time. We all need a "little" bling in our lives... lol. We hope to see you again soon. Christine DT

Wendy Bellino said...

What a fantastically feminine card! I love the dress die and all of your accents are adorable. Nice header image! I'm not a competitive cyclist, but I sure love to ride. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT