Friday, March 13, 2015

From prom dress to greeting card

Yes, I used a bit of a prom dress on this card!  My daughter's prom dress from last year had been shortened so that she could use it in her high school theater production, so there was excess material I saved (of course).  The netting was perfect to create this flower:


The dies I used to create the flower are listed below my signature at the end of the post.  And I believe it's the first time my Quatrefoil Background / Unity has seen ink!  I've only had it for, oh, you know, a few years. (wink, wink)


Are any of you also loathe to throw away scraps of fabric, in case you can use them on other projects?



Stamps: sentiment - Thankful Leaves - My Favorite Things; lattice - Quatrefoil Background - Unity Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose - Stampin' Up!  Ink: Kiwi Kiss - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: tulle Accessories & Tools: Branch With Leaves, Floral Fusion dies - Sizzix; Simply Scallops Large die - My Favorite Things; Scalloped Circles dies - Spellbinders; Regal Rose brad - SU

18 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful and what a great idea!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the flower!!!!!!!

Lin said...

A beautiful mix, Colleen - and this will be a special card because of that netting! I like how it mimics your background quatrefoil!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

SO Pretty ! Loved the netting flower .

Benzi said...

You've made such a pretty flower with that netting from your daughter's dress...very clever.
The card is a beauty. I've saved so many things but not sure about fabric.

Linda Breedlove said...

Glad to hear someone else buys product and doesn't use it right away. LOL! I hate to feel I'm the only one. Love that stamp and the color of ink you chose. Your card is beautiful, Colleen, and re-using the dress netting couldn't be better.
Have a happy weekend!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
Fabulous card... Love the Flower....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kara Lynne said...

What a beautiful card and a great idea to use the prom dress fabric! That quatrefoil looks so great with the flower.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh WOW Colleen I just love all the details. The white scallop, the flower, all yummy.

Lisa said...

Fresh and lovely Colleen!! I love the netting on your pretty layered flower!

Ann Schach said...

Clean and beautiful, Colleen! The netting is a great addition!

Bonnie said...

Do you have stamps that have been sitting on the shelf uninked for years too? This one's a beauty and so is that flower! How clever to recycle some netting from the prom dress!

Janny said...

Beautiful cards. Janny

Maria said...

Beautiful card...love the pretty flower!!!

Marisa said...

Beautiful :) Love the white on white scalloped bit and of course, the flower. Well done up-cycling!

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful card.. That flowers is so pretty.

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Stella said...

Suxh a lovely way to use a scrap of fabirc. And the story behind that fabric. Love the background you sttamped; it;s mdern with a classic touch. And that shade of green is perfect! Your card is a gem; as ususal :)
XX

Leslie Miller said...

I can't throw away scraps of fabric anymore than I can throw away scraps of paper. I'm a real hoarder when it comes to anything I might possibly use for crafts. The netting really dressed up your flower! Very pretty card with the pink and green and the die cut leaves. Your stamped background is fabulous! I have some designer paper exactly like that, so you could have fooled me. You can have it in any color you desire!

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