Sunday, June 12, 2011
Yesterday,was the 6th birthday party for one of my students. I happened to be available, and her mom has been a huge volunteer in my classroom this year, so I decided to accept her invite, and attend. I had a fun time at her party...the kids played on the trampoline, big toy, and painted shirts. Some even played teather-ball, and there was a swimming pool (but the weather just wasn't quite warm enough yet). I made this party dress birthday card using a design inspired by a Stampin' Up card class I had previously attended.
The technique is simple, really. You cut a large scallop out of two-sided paper. Cut out the "wings" from each side to curve in and make a dress shape. Fold over the top scallops to create the ruffle at the top, and turn over, then glue the "wings" at the bottom to make the ruffle at the bottom. I tied some sheer ribbon in the middle, and popped up the dress using foam dots. I added dark pink paper for the background, which I ran through the dots embossing folder in the Big Shot, and gave the bottom some balance with a cream satin ribbon. Finally, I stamped "Birthday Wishes" in Melon Mambo, and punched it from the SU oval, then scallop oval. I also popped the sentiment using foam adhesive. ~Hoppy Crafting!