Masked Dress Card by Shirley Bampton
Shirley Bampton created this gorgeous retro dress design card for us for the May 2017 issue.
“I designed this Party Dresses stamp set with versatile elements that allow you to create a mannequin or tailor’s dummy for the three different dresses. You could even could create a hanging rail for all of them using the rods, feet and hanger.
When building the image it’s better to start off with the dress, but you have to get the placement right, so I generally stamp a mock-up onto scrap paper first. Once I’ve stamped the dress I then stamp the mannequin top, mask the dress and finish by stamping the stand.
For this card I’ve used a retro polka-dot style for the dress and a grungy style for the background. Keeping to a limited colour palette helps to keep the design of the card cohesive.
Change it up by stamping patterns onto the dress, paper piecing it, or by leaving the lower edge of the dress un-inked then creating your own hem – fade it out, stamp flowers, splatter ink or paint, the possibilities are hem-less!”
Check out the full step by step tutorial in the May issue of Craft Stamper magazine to recreate the look!
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