Monday, May 2, 2011

My Paper Lace (not the cartridge)

Becky asked me to make a wedding shower card for a friend. Apparently the bride LOVES glitter, shoes and dark blue. I got it in my head to make a lace dress with paper.  I really wanted to make the dress out of fabric lace but I know I can't cut that with my Cricut, so my mind started racing. ( I don't have any of the paper lace cartridges either.)  I took the dress from Nifty Fifties and laid it on top of the "Lace Doily" cut from Cindy Loo (pg. 70,) using my Gypsy of course. I didn't weld anything, just moved the dress cut around on the doily cut until it looked right to me. I cut the "lace" with some beautiful shimmery paper I pick up by the truckload at Hobby Lobby. It's just 8 1/2 x 11 paper they carry with their solid cardstock, this stuff cuts like a dream for me! The solid layer of the dress is also this same paper, just a slightly different shade, and glittered by me. Of course I had to add rhinestones and pearls to the dress. The base of this card is heavy weight shimmery cardstock from Couture Cardstock, the shape is from Elegant Edges, I just welded two of the identical shapes together to make the card. The white frame is my Hobby Lobby paper, glittered again. I've got to say I'm very pleased at how the lace dress turned out, I'll be doing this again!

I hope you all have a very blessed week!


Love That Bug said...

What a great card, I love it

Tammy said...

Connie that is very elegant looking. AWESOME JOB.

Connie said...

Thank you Stacy and Tammy, it was a lot of fun to make!

Susan said...

Oh, that turned out SO CUTE!!!! I love it!

Connie said...

Thanks Susan!

Grace Baxter said...

Congratulations! Not only have you created something unique and beautiful, but you have now also won an award for your originality! Please drop by my blog to accept the award. Only FIVE crafters are the first recipients being awarded at this time and you are one of them!

Grace Baxter