Friday, December 26, 2014

Party Dress Gwen

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a really wonderful time this holiday season, and got a chance to celebrate and enjoy your family and friends. My holiday season was rather busy this year, but things are finally slowing down enough for me to get back into the crafty groove.

For this card, I grabbed Some Odd Girl's Party Girl Gwen stamp set. I stamped Gwen in chocolate brown hybrid ink, and colored her in with my Copics. I went for a purple and peach color combination for her dress, and then added a few polka-dots with a white gel pen.I also gave her eyes a subtle hint of make-up with the BV11 and BV13 Copics.

After Gwen was colored in, I carefully cut around her with a pair of scissors and set her aside to work on the rest of the card.

I tend to almost always use a standard A2 (4 1/4 by 5 1/2") card size, so I thought I'd ho with something slightly different this time around and I cut a piece of Cashmere cardstock to measure 4 1/4 by 8 1/2" - which folded into a square 4 1/2 by 4 1/2" card. This cardstock has a slightly peachy undertone, which went perfectly with the rest of the tones on the card.

I used Bo Bunny's Modern Miss patterned paper for the background. I chose a dark wood-grain as a matting piece, and the lovely orange/red gradient with subtle glow elements as the main background. I adhered the patterned paper to the card front, then adhered Gwen with foam squares.

Lastly, I scattered a few rhinestones and pearls around the card to finish everything off.

Some Odd Girl - Party Girl Gwen stamp 
MFT Hybrid Inkpad in Chocolate Brown
WPlus9 Cashmere Cardstock
Bo Bunny Modern Miss 6x6 patterned paper
Bo Bunny Double-Dot Jewels in Citrus
Stampin' Up Pearls
Copics (E00, E11, E13, E15, R20, V12, V06, V17, BG32, BG18, E23, E57, E59, E79, YR82, Y38, E33, R22, R32, R24, BV11, BV13)
Sakura Gellyroll white gel pen
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares


  1. Happy New Year, Elle! :) Hope it is a magical one for you.

    Love this card. So happy! Love how you've coloured the curls too - I am struggling with wavy hair so I really admire this!

    1. Thank you so much, Kylie! Happy new year to you too.

      It's so funny you mention the curls... I was just thinking I need to practice them more. They can get very challenging! :)

  2. Very pretty! The background is FAB! I do hope you will share your creations at Anya, Oddies, and Others! It's a new linky party blog! Come check us out

    1. Thanks Melissa! I definitely will check it out and link up. :D