Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Purple Wedding Dress Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of my latest creation:


I used a piece of black card stock as my base, added pieces of chipboard treated with grey paint, one step crackle by Deco Art and white gesso.


The sentiment is computer generated and cut out using the newest addition my my dies: Spellbinders Victorian Medallion 2. I added a few crystal gems just to add some sparkle to this rustic design...


The bodice of the dress was embossed with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sparkle and then inked with Dusty Concord and Seedless Grapes DI.


It took several yards of hand died seam binding ribbon to create the dress skirt. I added two fabric flowers just because :)

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Bumaga-Maraka Challenge #1 What the mist hides with this mesmerizing mood board:


Scrap Africa Challenge #59 with this gorgeous mood board:


Card & Scrap Udfordring #103 Use Dies

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Love this Technique (Inking and Distressing)

ABC Challenge R is for Recipe I chose Flowers, Dies, Purple


I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave me a sweet comment. I truly and greatly appreciate you...







09/29/2015 UPDATE

I am thrilled to announce that my card won Top 3 award at Card and Scrap Challenge!!! Thank you!



77 comments:

  1. Hi Samra, this is totally georgeous!!! I like what you did with the background, very clever and the skirt - wow, wow. Super great design Samra.
    Hugs Lisa

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  2. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Anne :) I used Google Translate :)

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  3. Oh how I have missed visiting your blog Samra - such gorgeous makes! A complete beauty in it's own right, colour is sumptuous and so so dreamy!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Georgie :) Good to see you stop by XOXO

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  4. Oh hun, your card is absolutely beautiful! So deliciously purple and elegant - just gorgeous! xx

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  5. Ooooooooh, Samra, this one is absolutely stunning and it's definitely my favourite of yours! An explosion of elegance! I love your breathtaking seam binding skirt! Amazing, my friend! I am impressed!
    Hugs to you! Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear :) I am glad you like it.
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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  6. Gasp!! This is absolutely stunning, Samra!! Wow!! I am absolutely love with the dress made of gorgeous ribbon!! The crackle background is the perfect backdrop!! I could just stare at this all day!! You need to frame it and hang it on the wall!! Elegant and spectacular my friend!! Love, love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa :) Hugs to you my dear :)

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  7. What a lovely card. I love the deep rich colors. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work. It is a treat to see!

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    1. Thank you so very much Patty :) I sure will try to join more often, lately seems like I have very little time for crafting :(
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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  8. Holy all that is gorgeous! Samra, this design took my breath away dearie! Such a mouth watering array of stunningly brilliant work here! Wowzers and awesome sauce and amazeballs!!!!! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Well, I don't even know if I can think of any word to thank you properly for this praise!
      Hugs my dear!
      Samra

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  9. Such a stunning and beautiful card it is! Purple is my favorite and looks like the receiver is gonna be beyond happy, Samra! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Thank you so much Suchi, good to see you stop by :)

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  10. Samra, you know you had my heart on this one! I love, love, love that crackle background, and the purple dress is just amazing! Wow! That's a lot of seam binding, and you have died it to this unbelievable color! (Since you use so much seambinding, you must have a great source--do you mind sharing your source?) Your card captures the essence of the Bumaga-Maraka mood board to a tee! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card! Big hugs and lots of applause to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara, my dear! Source for seam binding is Wawak Sewing Supplies. I order stuff from them online...they don't have huge color selection but their prices are reasonable.
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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    2. Thank you for sharing your source! I will check them out! Have a great day!! Big hugs to you!

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  11. Wow the purple on this card is so vibrant and such a gorgeous way to create the skirt of your wedding dress. Love the texture you have created for the background too. Thanks for visiting my blog today and your lovely comment. I am only just dabbling in mixed media projects, I love it but don't seem to have enough time to do everything. I am learning a lot as I visit such talented people and their blogs like yours.
    Lorraine

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    1. Aww Loraine, thank you so very kindly for stopping by and I am glad that you like my card :) Mixed media is not my go to style...I prefer shabby chic, no mess with paints and stuff, but I do go out of my comfort zone and create stuff that is more of a mixed media...
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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  12. How gorgeous is that deep purple dress!!! love the embossed bodice as well - just beautiful Samra!! Julia xx

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  13. Hi Samra! I'm sorry I haven't been around much lately. I just started working at a new job and besides there's also something else, but that "something" I can't share with you just yet. But will do, soon. ;)
    I absolutely love how you created this dress. it's gorgeous and I would totally wear something similar (e.g. if I ever got married). Love the colour and the whole design of this card. Stunning!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maja! I understand completely the thing about not getting much around in blogland, seems I have less and less time to craft and visit my blog friends...I hope all is well with you and congrats on your new job :)
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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  14. Oh my, that skirt is a stunning confection and I Love the deep colour. I can appreciate how much work went into looping all the trim. This is gorgeous Samra!!!! Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola :) It was quite a bit of work, but it was fun :)

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  15. Samra, that dress is drop dead gorgeous!! I can't imagine how you put all of those ruffles together. The texture on the bodice is also amazing and so is that wonderful background! Your work is ALWAYS amazing!

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    1. Aww Kara Lynne!!!! So good to see you stop by! Thank you for all the praise :)
      Hugs :)
      Samra

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  16. Impresionante trabajo!!, me fascinan los colores que ha usado, la composición...Fabuloso!!!.
    Muchas gracias por acompañarnos en Scrap África!!!
    Un abrazo!! :)

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    1. I am so happy you like my card Beatriz :) Thank you for stopping by :)
      Hugs :)

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  17. This is gorgeous! The color of that skirt is divine.

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  18. WOW! I love how you used your ribbon to create the skirt. This is one gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

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    1. Thank you so much Maura :) I am glad you like my make :)

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  19. Wow Samra, what a stunner, I adore how you have made this dress. It's beautiful.
    Julie x

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  20. wow wow WOW, Samra! Gorgeous! I love your hand-dyed ribbon and the frilly use of it in the SB dress bodice. Your card is beautiful, and so fun! hugs, de

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  21. I lovely piece of work! The background is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Scrap Africa :)

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  22. Oh wow what a lovely card. I love the texture. The grey works beautifully. Stunning ribbon work as well. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Africa.

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  23. I needed a kick in the pants to get motivated this morning and coming over to your blog and seeing my favorite color on a gorgeous card with that incredibly artistic creation of a dress...now I can't wait to get crafting. This is one of the most unusual and stunning wedding cards I've ever seen. I love the rustic softness to it.
    Dadgum...you done good, girl!!! ;)
    hugs to you and happy weekend.
    Lisa x

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    1. Your visits always make my day Lisa! Hugs to you my dear!

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  24. Absolutely stunning a really original and unique wedding card love all the ribbon and fabulous colour
    carol x

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  25. Hi Samra! What a super lush card! So tactile its beautiful! Cxx

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  26. Such a beautiful card. Love the wedding dress! Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

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  27. Oh wow. That purple just pops! It's beautiful!

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  28. It's great to see you creating again Samra! Love your project! The textured dressform looks fabulous and that ribbon treatment is spectacular! Hope you have a great week!

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  29. What a truly gorgeous & creative card! It's very fancy yet elegantly simple. So many great ideas. You must be really skilled to make the ribbon dress. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap Africa!

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    1. Thank you so very kindly Salla :) I don't think I am skilled, I just "play" with ribbon and see what happens :)

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  30. Absolutely Beautiful Samra........the hand dyed ribbon is stunning , love the gorgeous colour! The way you have created the dress with the ribbon is so pretty! Sorry its taken me so long to get here . I always enjoy my visit!

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    1. Awww, thank you soo much Tracey, I always enjoy visits to your blog too :)
      Hugs :)

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  31. wow!!! just love it!!!
    marvelous card!!!
    thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!
    xoxo

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  32. You absolutely nailed the challenges, Samra! That dress, oh my goodness! The shades of purple are nothing short of glorious. Love how you arranged the ribbon to create the bottom portion of the dress. The crackled background grabbed my attention right away. I love gray, love crackle.

    Thanks so much for giving me some pretty eye candy on my lunch hour at work, Samra! Bless you! Thanks for always coming by my blog. You are too kind, my friend. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Colleen! Your work is a huge inspiration to me, the elegance and grace of your cards are breathtaking!

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  33. WOW! Very nice project! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

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  34. my favourite violet! Thanks for playing with Scrap Africa!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful and the intense purple colouring is stunning! Love this! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along at Scrap Africa! ;-)

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