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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Ribbon & Lace (by Asha)

Good morning all! Are you enjoying the new stamps? Let me tell you -I am LOVE-LOVE-LOVING them. So, follow me into The Sewing Room and let's have fun with the Floral Mannequins.  It's been more than 4 decades since I had this much fun playing dress-up!

My first card highlights the lovely dress-form from The Sewing Room A5 sheet and was inspired by a wedding dress. I heat embossed the dress-form in black onto heavy weight kraft card. Then I ruffled up some sheer white ribbon and cream lace to "build" the under-skirt of a wedding dress in progress. I can only imagine the hustle and bustle in a real sewing room! For a touch of bridal glamour, I added tiny bling to form a necklace. The greeting is from Loving Sentiments A5 sheet.

More lace on my second card, only this time I'm using stamps from the Floral Mannequins A5 sheet.  The background was created by stamping the lace fragment directly onto a piece of patterned paper followed by a little colouring with Polychromos. The ruffled lace is also from the Floral Mannequins A5 sheet, but this time I heat embossed it in white onto vellum and fussy cut it. I coloured the mannequin with alcohol markers, fussy cut and mounted it with some foam tape. The greeting is from the Birthday Words A5 sheet.

Thanks for stopping by today. Details of products used for these projects are available on my blog. The Design Team has lots of fabulous ideas coming up to inspire you, so make sure you swing by often. :)



  1. These are gorgeous. Loving all the lace, so pretty.

  2. these look so pretty Asha - I adore that first one - so clever! Hugs rachel x

  3. Two really pretty cards I love all the lace on the first one
    Jackie x

  4. Very cute, the second one is my fave, think it's all that lovely rich colour :)

  5. So different from the other creations and again so inspirational! Beautiful cards!

  6. Two such different cards but both equallybeautiful Asha. Ilove the dress you gave constructed on the first and the n the pretty panels on the second. x

  7. Wow Asha two very differant but stunning cards!!! The first one is really elegant , great design both of your card image and your dress, very pretty !!! The second card is so beautiful , great background , great colours ,it looks a bit like a sawingroom, what a cosy picture, I love it!!

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments, ladies. Hope you're having fun with these stamps too!
    hugs, Asha

  9. Stunners both but I do have a predisposition to the first with its lovely neutral colours & the detail of the ruffled wedding skirt & the little necklace. The second works beautifully with your use of the soft muted background in the same colours as the vibrantly coloured body form. The lace is a super foil with the whiteness matched by your signature stitching.
    Paula (PEP)


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