Leading Lady Inspiration Magic

Stampin up bride
 Today's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC130) was to choose a movie dress to get your brains cells churning.  I choose Rose's Tea Dress from Titanic (see below).

The flowers on the Big on Spring bride bouquet (Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini) remind me of Rose's hat and the Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder reminds me of all the glorious lace and detail.  Adhesive pearls manage to finagle a little aristocratic grandeur, too.

The luxury of this card commences with Whisper White Textured card stock.  TIP:  The subtle texture adds so much impact–it feels and looks very rich.  Soft Sky card stock makes a distinctive "impression" (you, know I can never resist a pun) after spending a few turns with the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder. 

The horizontal banner is Whisper White which I scored 1/4" in from the edges.  TIP:  This is a simple way to give a single layer clean but delightful texture.  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I aligned "bride" in the perfect spot (Basic Black ink).  Using Old Olive, Real Red and Only Orange makers, the flowers become standouts.

The "perfect touches" are the adhesive pearls added to the bouquet and Stampin' Up!'s amazingly gorgeous 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (of course, tied using my recently discovered wide ribbon tutorial).

Not quite under 10 minutes (so no Stamping 911 "award") but still quick, clean and modern. 

Rose's Tea Gown Sketch
TIP:  Quick reminder that all Splitcoast Challenges are now listed on my right navigation bar toward the bottom.  Play along!

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Big on Spring (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini)
Paper:  Whisper White Textured, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink:  Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Markers:  Real Red, Old Olive, Only Orange
Cool Tools:   Paper Cutter (Scoring Blade), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug),  Adhesive Pearls


  1. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the red ribbon to finish it off! It provides a great unexpected pop of color!

  2. Super cute card, I love it!!!

  3. The more I see that stamp set, the more I regret that I didn’t get it. Drat! The card is beautiful. I love the colors and the simplicity.

  4. I am loving those Cuttlebug folders. So nice and so easy to use! Really like this card. The pearls in the bouquet really give it that extra WOW factor!


  5. Grace Lange-Way

    Hi Mary:

    Just plain beautiful! Using the softer shades of paper makes the red on the bouquet and ribbon really “pop”. Another fantastic card. Thanks Mary

  6. another beautiful card, love that cuttle bug :). and the card is so elegant. I am glad you put the tutorial for ribbon tying because I am not very good with that.

  7. colleen kramer

    So pretty! The embossing coupled with minimal color on the main image, add up to sophistication. Thanks for the links to the ribbon tutorials. I’ve mastered the stay put bow. Now to get my big girl bows to look this nice!

  8. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too.

    Have a nice weekend!

  9. What a beautiful inspired card … those scored lines are a fabulous detail.

  10. Wowee, this is so beautiful! The embossed soft sky melts my heart combined with the stamp you used.

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