Tempting templates . .

. . . is the challenge over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. The DT would like everyone to dust off their templates and this could be a card template (ie swing card, stepper etc), shaped or number album templates, boxes, bags or gifts . . . the list goes on and on. However we had a secret weapon this week as the DT were given some great templates to play with from Creations by AR. I chose the "isn't she lovely" card template as my inspiration.

Well here is my first attempt and I've made a straight forward pretty dress using the gorgeous Perfect Papers from Pink Petticoat finished with some soft bias ribbon & liquid pearls. This card was so quick and easy to make; just under 30 minutes and the longest part was pleating the paper!

I have also added 3 different inserts in white, pale pink and pink to make it look the dress has loads of petticoats! Now this dress was so quick, I had an idea to make a different card using the same template and acetate. This is what I came up with . . .

I made an acetate base card and placed the dress over the top so that it stands proud. If you  look really, really, really closely in the photo you can just about see the acetate card base . . . ! I then embossed gold and white paper, some white vellum (with my Swiss Dots folder) as I wanted some texture to my card layers and to make the wedding dress. Now Adela (owner of Creations by AR) was telling me off (very nicely) for not using my Craftrobo, so I dusted it off and cut out the "Just Married" wording, the bubble thing they are placed inside and the hearts.

I pleated my wedding dress to give the impression of volume and stuck it down to my dress card base. I have covered my gluing with ribbon, a paper rose and a crystal. Loads of mini roses and crystals later and my card is finished. I also decorated the inside of my card to hide the glue but that does not show very well in this side photo . . .

I am entering my 1st card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - girly girl
Hooked on Craft Challenges - anything goes
The Shabby Tea Room - colour inspiration
Crafty Creations - "dress up"

I am entering my 2nd card into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - wedding bliss
Sweet Stamps - embossing
Hooked on craft challenges - anything goes
ABC Challenge - wedding