Saturday, 31 December 2016

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

A friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for his parents which included items of clothing as this was to be his Christmas present at a later date.  This brilliant dress and accessories die from Sizzix is still one of my favourites.  Because it's an original die it can make short work of thick card, so I created a triple layer of card and cut the dress from that.  This not only saves time but gives a cleaner die cut than three layered up.  A little glossy accents and loads of glitter give the dress, bag and shoes a lovely finish.  I used the WMS Picot Panel (which happened to be the exact width of the dress hem) to create a pretty petticoat.  The Memorybox Mini Holly Leaves were the perfect size to accessorise the dress and bag - giving them a more festive look (just in case the red stripes weren't enough)!

The male card was a little more difficult.  I don't own any such dies, but with a Silhouette Cameo - well how hard could it be right!  

It's not perfect but this was my best attempt at a tux.  I liked the effect of the glitter on the lapel but the card was a little empty to I turned to the Silhouette Shop for some help and found the shoes hat and pipe in Vintage Gentleman's Set by Megan Harding Designs.  I wish I had thought of looking here first as there are some really nifty outfit accessories in the set as well as a really smart waistcoat.  However I had already put so much work into the tux so I kept it.

Thanks for stopping by, especially if you take the time to let me know what you think.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones, and I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2017!!!

Love Kate