May 30, 2017

Congratulations!

Good morning readers, Alicia here today with a graduation card.  This one is a very special personalized card and isn't that the beauty of handmade cards?  My eldest niece is graduating and she is like my own.  I wanted to use her school colors and something a little extra.



The extra is...I used an actual photo of her dress as the skirt of the dress on the card!  As soon as I purchased the Frantic Stamper Pleated Dress die I started to envision this card.  This was the second card I made with this die so I had a little more experience.  I still cut the piece twice and adhere together with very strong red lined tape. But this time I folded the pleats toward the center to create a more formal look.



I printed two 5x7's of Hana with her dress all spread out and cut from the same spot to provide uniformity.



I added another fancy cut with the same blue glitter paper as the top of the dress.  I also embellished with plenty of pearl including a faux pearl necklace like my niece always wears.




To dress this card up even more, pun intended...I ran a piece of vellum through Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Simplicity embossing folder.  I layered that on top of a shimmer card stock with blue Congratulations randomly stamped image.  I hope you are inspired to try die cutting a photo for a personalized project.  I believe she will probably have this card longer than the actual dress! 

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful and so very special!

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  2. What an adorable idea using her dress for the card. The card is so darling and so is your niece.

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  3. WOW! What a fabulous idea and it looks AWESOME! What a beautiful memory you have put into this card creation ... well done!!

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  4. You really made an Over the Top special cards for your niece. Great idea to remember her special day. I bet she love this one, auntie!

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  5. What a great way to personalize your niece's card! I am sre she will cherish it! So beautiful

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  6. thanks ladies, she did adore it! everyone was impressed!

    Alicia

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  7. This is amazing, Alicia! What a beautiful personalized card for your niece. I love this die set and her dress is gorgeous.

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