Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dress Them Fine




I just wanted to show you one of my cards I am really proud of. I created the dress card February 16, 2008 for a Best Dressed Baby challenge. The challenge was to create a card like or featuring images that a baby might wear, such as a onesie, diaper, or even booties . When I read the challenge, it reminded me of a story my mother told me. When she was pregnant with my twin brother and me, she was worried (of all things) that we would be ugly babies. She shared her concerns with my father. "What if they are ugly?,” she asked him. He replied with "We'll dress them fine!” I thought that was so funny!! She made it a point to sew matching outfits for us. She would use the same fabrics and colors, but one would be a dress and one little shorts or overalls. Our baby outfits were not the typical baby onesies, etc.

The empire waste baby dress has TAC ladybug stamped images. Stamped in black and colored in w/red marker, then cut out and adhered with pop-dots. White flowers are created with Cuttlebug die. Scallop scissors for edge. Folded the gingham paper (printed off computer) to give it dimension and the appearance of gathers. The card is the shape of the dress, but you can't tell against the white background. The red ribbon straps float freely above the card base.

What does this card inspire you to create??

6 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

What a sweet dress, awesome job.

Mary Ann said...

What an adorable dress! I want one just like it!! Oh, wait... I think it reminds me of my old school uniform. Minus the darling ladybugs, of course.

But honestly, Elizabeth, I think it's the most original card I've ever seen, and so well crafted.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card. Love the colors, the shape, the cute ladybugs... TFS!

Mary Kai said...

wouldn't expect anything less from you my 'lizabeth!! stunning, original- cute- all that you portray in your cards and jewelry designs. xo- M

lisa808 said...

Wow--what a great card!

Daisydaze said...

That is just adorable....I haven't seen anything like this before! Thanks for sharing.