Thursday, March 5, 2009

3-D Chinese Dress

This is a card inspired by Frances (a fabulous scrapbooker) who sent this technique using Washi Paper (I'll post that one next week). I had wanted to make a traditional "cheung sam" dress for a long time now and finally got this one checked off my list. The neck area was a bit tricky since the pieces are small. The paper used is a piece of scrap left over from a previous project. There are die cut Asian corners which are actually Sizzix dies glued down with dots of Tombow adhesive!

Here's a close-up of the card corners.

Inside top and bottom of the card has 1" strips of scrapbook paper.

Here how the dress was made. I hand drew a Chinese Dress on paper. Then transferred the pattern to light weight chipboard. Then I also found some 1/16" foam and traced the dress. You can find this type of thin foam from any of your packing materials. Remember this helps to RECYCLE! I didn't take too many photos so hopefully my explanation will work.

- Attach the foam dress onto the chipboard.
- Cut out the smaller pieces (neck and shoulder)
- Turn over, chipboard side up and place onto wrong side of paper.
- Cut paper 1/4" around the dress
- Add adhesive to the chipboard
- Cut notches where there are curve
- Fold back the excess paper
- Adhere dress with sticky tape to card.
  • CS: Black
  • Accys: Sizzix Architechtural Accents Set Die #2, Small Gold Asian Coins, Sticky Tape, Tombow Glue

Thank you for stopping by today..................Hugs!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Patti! The dress you made is awesome. TFS


Pattyjo said...

I LOVE card! Beautiful!

cropsticks said...

LOVE the cut out pattern for the chinese dress and the use of your colors and coin embellishments. It is a beautiful card!