Monday, 30 May 2011

Birthday Princess…………….

Hello there, have you had a great Bank Holiday weekend? We did and mine was spent between looking after family (there were 16 of us at some point here on Sunday) and fretting about my Internet access, we had three days with no access and that hurt.
So that's partly the reason for not blogging even though I have loads to show you.
I am sharing today a pretty girly card fit for any princess out there.princess
I am loving this Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (I think is everyone’s favourite) and I just cannot stop using it. I have simply embossed a piece of cardstock vellum using this folder and the Big Shot and simply punched out large scalloped ovals from it to make up the pretty and full skirt. The bodice was simply cut using the tab punch and a piece of Pretty in Pink  designer paper (I love these papers the best because they coordinate so well with everything).  Then I punched a small half circle from the top to create the collar shape and topped this with a string of pearls.  A pretty in pink narrow grosgrain ribbon bow acts as the sash to this lovely dress and more tiny pearls are placed around the vellum layers.
princess close
The card stock vellum from Stampin’Up! is actually the perfect vellum for embossing in your Big Shot as is got a substantial weight and it doesn’t tear easily, it also gives you a deep impression as you can see above. I have used 7 scalloped oval shapes for the dress, four pieces for the bottom layer and three for the top. I simply adhered them with dimensionals, I used one for each layer.
As I was considering my combo I wanted a neutral that showed off my vellum and worked with the Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand was the best match Crumb Cake was a bit to Earthy and didn’t work so well so Sahara Sand was my choice in the end.
 The Happy birthday banner was made using the new hostess set in the Mini catalogue called Something to Celebrate.
I hope you like my pretty card if you have any questions please do ask. Till next time BIG HUGS xxx
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26 comments :

Suzie Q said...

Stunning card Monica it is so pretty and definitely fit for a princess!!
clever you!
Suzie Qx

Sue said...

Wow a beautifull card Luv Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fantastic idea for a 'girlie' card....lovely

Anne

jules said...

wow stunning card!!! my grandaughter would love this!!!

pescbrico said...

So stunning! I love the embossed vellum!

Mary said...

Oh yes, beautiful card Monica. I will have to try and case this one for my granddaughter's little friends. Let's see now - all I need is the Sahara sand and the vellum cardstock !!
Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Karen said...

Oh my, I am SO going to have to case this! just brilliant x

Sara said...

OMG this is inspired Monica, what a fantastic use of the punches ! I would never have thought to use the tab punch for a bodice it is simply brilliant. The embossing on the vellum is beautiful and I agree about the papers they are my favourites at the moment, hugs Sara xx

mrsC.x said...

this is a gorgeous card monica, it would also be great for a bridal shower.
charlie.xx

Corinne said...

quelle beauté et finesse!!!
merci pour le partage
bises de la France

Lorie said...

Beautiful.. Would make a pretty wedding day card too. Love it!!!

Susan said...

very nice...I'm thinking this could be used as a bridal card, with a few alterations; TFS.

Anonymous said...

Monica what an absolutely beautiful card....thanks for sharing all the details on how to make it. Cheers Donna Zammit

Andrea said...

Wow what a beautiful card and the idea is great!
xAndrea

Lyngo said...

I love this card Monica. My little granddaughter just had her birthday last week but I will put this card in my files to make for next year when she "officially" becomes a teen ager. Thank you for sharing the how to.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! what a beautiful card. Tomorrow is my granddaughter's B-day........and she is a princess; She is going to love this card. And I have a couple of more princesses that will be delighted to get it.
have a great day
From Canada
Maria L.

Millie said...

Gorgeous, stunning, fantastic idea and beautiful card. I have 4 granddaughter and I know they love this one.
Love it... :)

Creative Grammie said...

Such a beautiful card! I hope you don't mind if I try this one; my grand daughter's birthday is very soon and I'd love to try this. TFS

Anonymous said...

I love your punch ideas:) Keep them coming!

Elizabeth said...

Very cute Monica. I have never seen the tab punch used that way. Fabby!

Elizabeth said...

This is sooooooo pretty :)x x

Happy Little Crafter said...

I saw your AWESOME card when I was reading my emails at lunch today and had to make one as soon as I got home tonight --- thanks for making me smile BIG TIME today:D Such a lovely card!

Happy Little Crafter said...

I saw your AWESOME card when I was reading my emails at lunch today and had to make one as soon as I got home tonight --- thanks for making me smile BIG TIME today:D Such a lovely card!

Colleen Passe said...

OMG! This is absolutley brilliant! I needed to make a birthday card for a princess this weekend and this is PERFECT! TFS!!

Can you please post the dimensions of the card and layers?

Thanks so much!

December said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD! I so making this card! Thanks for sharing and the recipe too :)

Stephanie said...

Hello !
Sorry for my english : i'm a french Woman ! I want to Know how you do the top of the dress ?
I want do this card for a little french girl...
Stephanie from Paris !