I was going to entitle this post 'girls gone wild' but then realized that I wasn't talking about girls - when you are over 40 years old, you can hardly be considered a girl - and really, how wild can a Stagette be when the bride in question doesn't drink alcohol?? I decided to make this bustier card to hold a gift card for a "love" shop here in North Vancouver. It was for my future Sister-in-law's Stagette. It was a Lingerie party/ stagette rolled into one, and I thought that perhaps I would let her pick out her own Lingerie - thus the gift card.
Now I have seen variations of this card over the years, but wound up making my own template. First I googled 'cards bustier' and got a wonderful You Tube video which showcased a bustier card. Then I got out my paper and came up with my own template. Then I ran it through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder. Once that was done I used a two way glue pen to add the glitter to the embossed image - it isn't perfect, but I like the effect. The glitter is from my stash.
I punched the holes with the crop-a-dile. Then I got out some Basic Black Satin ribbon and folded it in half. I used sticky tape to hold it in half. Next I threaded it through the holds and secured it on the back with more sticky tape. The top ribbon was not folded in half, and tied into a bow.
The lacy trim was made using the largest scallop circle punch. I then cut out the middle, and unrolled it to make this lacy edge - tutorial to be posted soon. In fact, maybe I'll get organized enough to post up one for the whole card - we'll see...
Finally I made a smaller cut out of the shape and formed a pocket to slip in this gift card. Here's the final image.