My friend had her birthday party today as a vintage tea party, so I wanted to make her a birthday card to match the theme. I thought my lady stamp in the vintage 50s style dress would be perfect and I just had a fancy for colouring her in a black and white polka dot dress.
The stamp is from Creative Expressions called Pure Elegance. I stamped and embossed her in black powder and then used my fineliner to draw little circles all over the skirt. I coloured around the circles to give her the polka dot dress. I used Promarkers to add some colour to her body and a little shading on her shawl and hat.
The greeting is from Stampendous and as my friend is a fellow bead shop owner, I thought the sentiment was ideal as we like to surround ourselves with beautiful things!
The decision to do the white back panel in two pieces was complete laziness! I had only A5 card on my craft table and didn’t have the energy to go searching for an A4 piece!.. but actually once I cut the two pieces I thought if I added a dot embossed black horizontal bar, then the stripes and the spots went together quite well.
A addtions of some black gems gave that final bit of twinkle.
The funny thing was – when I arrived at the tea party to give Gill her card, she was dress in a lovely vintage style black polka dot dress!…. I must have had a sixth sense!
Happy birthday Gill!