Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Congratulations! with Frantic Stamper

Good morning readers, Alicia here today with a graduation card. This one is a very special personalized card and isn't that the beauty of handmade cards? My eldest niece is graduating and she is like my own. I wanted to use her school colors and something a little extra.

The extra is...I used an actual photo of her dress as the skirt of the dress on the card! As soon as I purchased the Frantic Stamper Pleated Dress die I started to envision this card. This was the second card I made with this die so I had a little more experience. I still cut the piece twice and adhere together with very strong red lined tape. But this time I folded the pleats toward the center to create a more formal look.

I printed two 5x7's of Hana with her dress all spread out and cut from the same spot to provide uniformity.

I added another fancy cut with the same blue glitter paper as the top of the dress. I also embellished with plenty of pearl including a faux pearl necklace like my niece always wears.

To dress this card up even more, pun intended...I ran a piece of vellum through Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Simplicity embossing folder. I layered that on top of a shimmer card stock with blue Congratulations randomly stamped image. I hope you are inspired to try die cutting a photo for a personalized project. I believe she will probably have this card longer than the actual dress!

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Hampton Art sentiment stamp
Versacolor Royal Blue
Wow clear embossing powder
Quick Quotes Royal Blue chalking ink
vellum, glitter paper, photograph

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  1. What a great way to add the flowers which fits in so well with our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck, brilliant card idea. Angela x

  2. Wow Alicia!! Fabulous card, very creative using her dress for the dress (does that make any sense?). I LOVE the colors.


  3. Beautiful - what a great idea using her own dress!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  4. What a creative way of making a memory for her! Thank you for sharing your card and joining in my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.