Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Formal Occasion Dress

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

It has been awhile since I have posted, but I found a little time to work on a shabby chic card. Inspired by the photo inspiration challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, this is the results.
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" using some pretty K&Company papers and other papers from my scrap stash.

Cricut Cartridge is Formal Occasion. The dress is on page 27. I trimmed some pretty areas off a wider piece of lace and added it to make the fancy dress. Small pearls complete the dress. A leftover piece of the lace is used in the lower left corner of the card. Dress is pop-dotted on the script mat.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Label 10 is used for the scrip paper mat which is pop-dotted on the card.
Spellbinders Eyelet Circles is used for the sentiment mat.
Just Rite Dare to Dream set - sentiment - Dare to Dream
Just Rite Custom Dies- Corners at the top of card. Yes, I hid the right corner with the sentiment..could not find a place to put that mat!!
Recollections floral embellishments accent the pretty papers. I like to make my flowers using the Cricut machine but these bought flowers seemed to be a good choice today.
A crinkled ribbon bow and a Wimpole Street Creations fabric doily complete the look. I discovered a bag of these doilies that I had purchased many years ago from a fabric shop at a very good discount price. Thought it was time to use one!

 Close-up photos

 Challenges -
The Shabby Tea Room - Challenge 180 Material Girl - Use colors from the photo inspiration and include flowers and material.
Crafty Creations Challenges - Ch. 236 Shabby Chic
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Wk 173 - 1,2, 3- I stamp, 2 different papers and 3 embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate your visits and comments!



  1. Wow Glenda, this card is stunning! I love the dress you used and just love the lace that dressed it up! Your colors are so soft and pretty and who can resist the color combo or papers?!! You rock at cards my friend! Hugs!

  2. Wow Glenda, I love this card. I think you found your niche with the shabby chic thing.
    I love everything about this card. The lace is beautiful.....

  3. Beautiful, Glenda. Lovely way to use that lace.

  4. This is a lovely creation ... Just too many embellishments for our challenge but Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  5. I love the way you used the lace on the form. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. :)

  6. This card is absolutely gorgeous. The dress with the lace is beautiful. I love all the pretty papers!

  7. Glenda, this is absolutely breathtaking!

  8. Lovely! The lace and the color combo are stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations.

  9. Beautiful card Glenda and very creative in the making! Love it!