Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sew many chevrons

I had so much fun making my paper Feria dress that I just had to use the technique again. I've had The Ribbon Reel's current inspiration photo (see below) in my head ever since I saw it while updating the Monday Challenges on Paper Playful, so I raided my embellishment stash and made this CAS card:

For the origami paper dress, I followed the tutorial at Inklings & Yarns (although I used a 3x3 piece of paper for this).

I used one of my favorite papers, "You & Me" from the Seen & Noted collection by Pebbles Inc., but the flower "trim" is actually a bonus from the paper's copyright section. Don't you love it when company do that?! For the dress, I cut the paper to include that bonus trim, but I did cut-and-paste the sleeves. The dress embellishment is finshed with a satin ribbon sash and a coat-hanger clip.

The Prima flowers were sewed onto the tiny buttons. I wrapped the tiny spool with variegated craft thread, and wrote the "love" sentiment with it & Glossy Accents.

The lower half of the card was embossed with my newest Cuttlebug folder, Charles. The front of the card is made of manila cardstock, but it is on a white cardstock base. The top edges were notched with my favorite Marvy punch. 

Tuesday Morning Sketch #210
The Ribbon Reel Challenge #59
CAS-ual Fridays #111: Buttons
Crafty Bloggers Network: Favorites (twill ribbon, coat-hanger clip, DP, wooden spool, tiny buttons, corner notch punch)
The Ribbon Reel Challenge #59: Photo  + Chevrons & Flowers & Ribbon
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #210

Update: This was featured on the Tuesday Morning Sketches's Facebook page!

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  1. what a fabulous card! and the dress is just perfect.

  2. Oh wow! I love that little dress!! (I've followed the link and pinned the instructions! Thanks!!) What a great card!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  3. Oh Em Gee! This amazing dress, the texture, the LOVE & teensy spool - I so love it! I know the challenge linky is closed but I *have* to share this on the TMS Facebook page - thank you so much for coming to play!

  4. The dress is amazing! Love the spool of thread and the stitched sentiment! Thanks for joining TRR!

  5. What a fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

  6. So adorable! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Stunning card. Very creative as usual. love the tiny spool.

  8. Fabulous CAS card, I love the wonderful colours and textures. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  9. Lovely and very clvever card. thank you for joining in The Crafty Bloggers network Challenge and good luck.

    CBN Dx

  10. A fabulous design, I love all those different chevrons!
    Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

  11. Love that paper dress and the embossed chevrons, great card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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