Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dress Punch Art

This one is for the girls who love ballerinas, or fairies.  It is a pretty little dress made with the owl punch and oval punch and if you wanted a slightly different effect on the skirt, use vellum.  It looks great.
Colours used - blushing bride and pink pirouette, pear pizzazz and wild wasabi. The background is embossed using the petals-a-plenty embossing folder # 116824.

All I did was punch out an owl, with the owl punch and cut the feet off.  Turn the owl upside down and use the 1" cirlce punch to shape the bodice of the dress.  Hide the ears of the owl under the ovals of the skirt.  To tidy the look, add pearls, rhinestones or ribbon.  Great for little girls, but what about big girls?

Scallop Oval Punch
For adults who love thier fashion ... the scallop oval punch is gorgeous 
SU's Designer Series Papers are just perfect for making dresses. From a Scallop Circle cut the sides out as depicted.  If you like the split in the front simply snip in as high as you like.  Each bodice is simply hand cut differently - the world is your oyster here. I white washed the background and Crumb Cake papers to take away the sharpness. 

Scallop Circle Punch
I am not so sure about this card, so this photo might not stay long...
I do however love the dress, again cut from a scallop circle and this does work with any size scallop circle - sooooooooo cute, this is what started my dress punch art search, and here is the web address to look at how it was done. Scallop Circle dress

The card stock used is melon mambo with frost white sponged all over it so that the paper shimmers, not really picked up by this photo.  The firgure 8 is cut out with the SU Medium Sizzlits Dies #115951, a must for any crafter, and nestled in two of the 5-Petal flower punch #119880.  The dress was embossed using Snow Swirly and Iridescent Ice, the ribbon Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999

So which other punches can you use for a dress? Play with  the blossom petals builder punch for another shaped skirt, and the full heart punch, ornament punch, and rounded tab punch for different bodice looks.

The dress ideas were sourced from the SU Demonstrator site, and I once again thank the contributors for their inspiration - I hope it inspires you too.

1 comment:

  1. These are great Carol, My fav would be the middle one just beautiful.
    Tam x