Vintage Dressform Blank Card

Jan 11, 2012

With the new year, I’ve made it my goal to create a stash of cards before I need them so I’m prepared when the time comes. I was thinking it would be great to have a set of all purpose cards that I could make for different occasions. Well here is what I came up with:


I used some Kaiser Kraft paper over kraft cardstock to form my base for the card. Then I used the J-1074 Frame Heart Stamp in Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries over the patterned paper.


Doesn’t that look pretty over that paper?


I then covered this beautiful dress form in TRC-0010 Scrap Happy Glue and a mixture of G-120 You’re So Fine Glitter, Diva Pink and  G-101 You’re So Fine Glitter, Silver Medal. I then set the dress off even more with a few small rhinestones and a tiny piece of lace trim.


For the smaller vintage embellishments I used a technique I saw on Pinterest of painting on your shrinky dinks with acrylic paint and then over-stamping them before shrinking.


The acrylic gets a crackled look to it and with some sealer they would be fantastic for your next project! On the sheet above, I used the S-114 Vintage Treasures stamps set and the S-113 Steampunk Charity Wings set.


I hope you’ve been inspired today to get some of those extra cards made for your stash. You never know when you might need a card in a pinch. Better to have some on hand and prepared.

Happy crafting!



Heidi Blankenship said...

Michele, I LOVE EVERYTHING about your card!! It's So GORGEOUS!!! I love all of the little details, soft colors, the trims and glitter you used on the dress foam and WOW LOVE the shrink art technique--that is SO COOL!!! Love the crackle look!! Going to try this for sure!!! Hugs♥

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am in love with vintage and you have really nailed it for sure.
Thanks for your funny comment during your visit-Send me your address and the heart is yours-Chocolate and all!

Jan Hennings said... the design of your dress form card...gorgeous! I love the vintage stamps :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my Really Reasonable Ribbon projects :)

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