Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Bling

This fortnight's challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is 'Bling' - just add diamonds, pearls or anything else to 'bling up' your creation. We just ask that you use a manual die-cutting/embossing machine and also let us know which product(s) you used. The sponsor is Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.

I decided to try out a new (to me) technique - making a dress from one and a quarter doilies. There are lots of instructions to be found on the internet, HERE 'S a link to the ones I followed.

And this was the result:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a snippet of purple card from the snippets folder, embossed using SU's 'Holiday Frame' embossing folder, then trimmed and glued onto the card front just leaving a narrow white border right round

- this was the fun part, making the dress. First I die cut two doilies using Cheery Lynn's 'French Pastry' doily die and white paper - I used the paper rather than card for ease of folding. After folding the skirt using one doily as per the tutorial I've linked to above, I then backed a quarter of the other doily with white card before die cutting it using a Spellbinders plain heart die - in the tutorial the blogger actually used a heart shaped punch but I don't have one the right size and the die worked perfectly. You trim the bodice down the sides anyhow so I reckon you could just cut one freehand

- the waistband is just a snippet of ribbon I had left from making wedding invitations a good while ago, with a double 'tail' added

- then I set to with the 'bling' just plain clear diamantes around the top of the bodice, on and down the ribbon 'tail' and a few scattered around the hemline of the dress

I haven't added a sentiment, a lot of folk seem to make these as wedding cards though. And most people make these dresses using small paper doilies without going to the trouble of die cutting their own - but as this is for the Cuttlebug Mania DT I wanted to make my own :) Besides which, I'm not 100% sure just where my ready made doilies are hiding right now!

I think this is a lovely theme over at Cuttlebug Mania - most of us like a bit of bling now and then so why not come and play?

Di
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18 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Di, I love your doily dress and the bling is perfect.
    Kath x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous, that folded doily dress is a great idea
    Jane

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  3. This is really pretty Di and I love the background embossing in that gorgeous purple which shows off the beautifully folded and 'blinged' up dress perfectly. x

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  4. Blingtastic! Cor you are clever with doilies!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. This is such a pretty card! I love the bling and the lacey doily dress. Thanks for sharing the link for the dress making technique.

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  6. This is so cute and drop dead gorgeous. I want a dress like that now!! Love the colour of the background too. Altogether I likie!
    Hugs
    xx

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  7. I adore this wonderful card Di! It's pure eye candy wherever my eyes take me!

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  8. What a pretty dress!How clever-and the bling suits it perfectly Di :)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

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  9. Love how the embossing sets the dress off, so pretty x

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  10. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the purple embossed background and your dress is so so pretty!! The blings look great!

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  11. Oh very clever Di! Not sure I'd have enough patience.

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  12. Looks stunning and a great idea, love the embossing and your bling, but love what you have done with the ribbon, being useless at doing bows this would be a great idea for me.

    Kath x

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  13. Oh Di, your doily dress turned out beautiful! I love that you cut your own doily to make your dress, I think it is much prettier. Love it on that embossed background too. And of course you have to have some bling!! lol Love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. What a pretty dress you've made here, Di! I love that you cut your own doilies!

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  15. Saw this on the Cuttlebug Mania post earlier today and I meant to come by and say how much I like it. I also assumed this was a die, but I see it's not. thanks for linking to the instructions; I will have to try this

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  16. Di that is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing where you found the technique and the technique with us - love this as I do have a bit of a thing for folding and origami - so will try this out soon Karen xx

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  17. Oh my, the doily is a die. It's gorgeous. I so want that die now. And the dress came out wonderful. Love the bling and purple ribbon sash.

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  18. I really like this doily dress. I've seen lots of different ones on the web but this one is the most striking I've see. It looks fab with the purple embossed background and all that bling!

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