by Eileen Hull
This is the time of year for weddings and showers. I was trying to figure out what to get for my friend's daughter's bridal shower. Marissa is a unique person – a poet, lover of books and all things organic. I didn't want to pick something from her registry – she is just too special for that. So I looked through what supplies I had on hand.
To make the dress, you will need:
- Big Shot
- ScoreBoards Cupcake Holder Die by Eileen Hull
- Textured Impressions Floral Flourishes & Vines Embossing Folders
- Mat board
- Double-sided tape
- Lace trim
- Paper rose
- Die-cut Cupcake Holder from mat board.
- Place die-cut cupcake holder in Textured Impressions folder and run through Big Shot.
- Cut bodice from two segments of the cupcake, top skirt from three segments and bottom skirt from three segments as seen in photo. (You may have to trim a little bit from both sides of the skirt so everything lines up right.)
- Place a little double-sided tape in between bodice and top skirt. Add vintage lace to hem of skirt and a sash around the waist. Layer underskirt below top skirt and secure with more tape. Add a small paper rose to the side of the lace belt.
- That's all there is to it!
The frame had been purchased recently at a discount store, but I already knew I was going to paint it. It was too dark, and the embossed areas didn't stand out enough. I took some cream paint and dry brushed all around the frame and embossed mat. In one of my thrift shop adventures a while ago, I had found a cool old book titled "Vogue's Book of Etiquette" from 1948, which goes into some detail on any possible event and how to dress for it. I tore out an appropriate page and placed that behind the dress. Then I matted the dress on a piece of mat board for contrast, added some foamboard on the back to give it dimension and adhered that to the backing. I layered everything in the frame, and it's ready for the shower!
Congrats and wishes for many years of being together to the happy couple!
From my studio to yours,