Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Oscars-Inspired Floral Note Card


I love the fashion-inspired challenges provided at the Runway Inspired Challenge and this (RIC79) must be my favorite.  We were given a selection of Oscars looks from which to choose as our inspiration and I chose this one (among others; stay tuned for future posts and I'll come back here and link them):

Photo: Oscar.go.com

When I look at this dress, it translates to the floral image from Butterfly Basics** (a set in the Occasions Catalog), Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom, florals, a bit of sparkle (see her ring?) and vellum.

To mimic the construction of Keira Knightley's dress, I mounted Sahara Sand on itself, but used Stampin' Dimensionals to give it a lift.  The lettering on the dress is recreated using the "Thanks" from the Hello You Thinlits (I bought the bundle).  


I wanted the floral to be subtle, much like it is in Knightley's dress, so I inked it in Sahara Sand, as well.

The Blush Blossom blooms are simply punched using the 7/8-inch Scallop Circle punch, scrunched and sueded.  The top layer is the soft sueded "inside" of a circle and it's mounted on the smooth "outside" of a circle.  Double your card stock that way!


A Rhinestone Basic Jewel in each center is inspired by Knightley's lovely ring.

**The Butterfly Basics and Butterflies bundle (and individual items) are currently unavailable, but will be back in stock to order soon.  The strike on the Pacific Coast docks will require weeks of work to sort out and these items will be on their way to SU! Headquarters soon. If you're interested in ordering them, please let me know and with no obligation to purchase, I'll notify you when they're available to order again.

5 comments:

Hannelie said...

Just as beautiful as the dress!
Thanks for joining us at CTS!

candlesinthegarden said...

What a lovely take on the Runway Inspired Challenge, Sara! Love how you've picked out the flower and word elements from the dress and translated them straight onto your card! Thanks for playing along ;-)

Tracey said...

Thankyou for sharing your pretty card with us in The Shabby Tea Room! Love all the shimmer, beautiful design!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card! I love your take on the sketch!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

You must have a keen eye to see the ring! I love how you incorporated elements from the look into your design. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!