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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pleated Dress Birthday

Hello fellow crafters! Here's a birthday card I made using a pleated dress pattern that I found on line. I love how this came out and will be making another one in a different color scheme.

Instead of going into the steps of how I created the dress, here's a link to a video tutorial on how to create the pleated dress and here is the pattern I used. (I added a lace hem to the dress to make it a bit more fancy).

After completing the dress, I put it aside and worked on preparing my base card and layers. I used white card stock for my base card, layered it with pink followed by gray and then a light gray patterned paper. I attached the dress pieces and bow to my card with adhesive and dimensionals. The sentiment was computer generated and then cut with Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges. die.

Hope you like this card. Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Be back again soon!

I am so pleased to know that my card was a WINNER  in 613 Avenue Create's challenge and in the TOP 3 picks in Through the Craft Room Door's challenge. 
Thank you!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Sister Act  -  Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #108 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays  -  Challenge #243 - Anything Goes
Love to Create  -  Challenge #151  - Lace/Ribbon, Pearls/Gems, Fave Valentine Colors
Kraftin' Kimmie  -  Wonderful Wed Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jan 27-Feb 2  -  Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  _  Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday  -  Challenge Jan 29 - Anything Goes


Gail said...

That is so great! Thanks for linking up the pattern!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 70 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Olga, you are so amazingly talented. I adore your card and what a pretty dress you created. That is awesome!

Chana said...

This is beautiful, Olga! I love the lace trim, what a creative way to make this design your own. The color palette is powerful and adds visual impact to an already visually strong presentation. Thanks for dropping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits!
Chana, Owner

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love your beautiful dress! What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday,you card is darling! We hope to see you again soon!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! Love the polka dots, and that cute lace at the bottom of the dress is the perfect final touch! GENIUS my dear, simply genius!!!!

JoAnn said...

Adorable card and dress. I like how you added the lace to the bottom. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday

Susan Sieracki said...

So totally cute Olga...all it needs is a little

Tracy Gould said...

What a lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart this time we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.


Andrea Norris said...

Love the dress you made, all you need are matching shoes and handbag :) thanks for joining us at TTCRD
Andrea x

Cara Malmrose said...

Congratulations Olga! Your lovely card is a Top 3 Pick for the Anything Goes Challenge at TTCRD and will be published in the next edition of Through the Craft Room Door! Don't for to stop by the blog and grab your badge!
((Hugs)) Cara

Patricia St Martin said...

Olga, Your pleated dress is just darling, I always love your cards you do such a beautiful job. Thanks for the pattern, Maybe me and Emma can try and make one together. You need to stop by TT we miss not seeing you. If you ever want to come back I always have room for you.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Ginny B. said...

Olga, your beautiful work has always inspired me ever since I first saw your postings on Joan's Garden challenges. Thank you for all your creative projects that you have posted. You are truly gifted!

Ginny B

Donna Phelan said...

This card is absolutely out of this world beautiful! LOVE the dress, the polka dots, the color, the little wisp of lace....gorgeous! Congrats on the win, well deserved!