Saturday, June 4, 2011

Budding Bustier???

   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.


Joan said...

This is ABSOLUTELY fantastic. I love it! I thought you had used special paper and am thrilled to learn how to create the glittery embossing - what a great idea.
Fun, fun, fun!!!!!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This rocks Sandra!!!!!! I know that Susan will love it! Wish I could have been there!

Kendra said...

This is awesome! Do you mind sharing the template?

Cynthia said...

This is excellent! I sure wouldn't mind a tutorial for this little gem!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Oh wow Sandra! What an awesome themed card for a bride! Love it!! You are so talented! How many days left until we can stamp all day? I am coming over this summer to play!!!

Hands On said...

This is amazing! Just love it. GReat template!