Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Um from Umbridge Birthday

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by...Today's card was inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland..... particularly the scene where Alice runs into The Queen of hearts, she introduces herself as "Um from Umbridge". I really fell in love with the dress they made her from the once she went into the Queens castle.

Well this was my inspiration, so the hard part was yet to come. It took me about two weeks to implement this onto a card?! I knew that I wanted to use the same colors shown on the picture but how do I use the same sheering of the dress. I kept in mind the McQueen card I did months ago and try to come close as possible to the design. For days my desk was in disarray.. failed designs, different drafts of cut pieces of black and white design paper and no success?! Then finally a break... Monday rolled around and Mojo Monday came to the rescue... after studying the sketch I knew I could come up with my card.

I started with a plain white base, then layered it with basic black. I used Real red cardstock for the left side and embossed it with Cuddle bug's "seeing spots" for texture. For the right side I used a stripped black and white design paper I purchased from the local craft store. now here comes the head scratcher... how would I add a sheered look for the card....? Then it hit me that I still had scraps of the chifon from my halloween costume... I stamped black hearts with "Stazons" black ink and to my surprise, the ink did not bleed through... so I didn't have to wait for it to dry. I then hit the sewing machine and sewed on the middle to then pull the thread for a ruffle effect.

To avoid the lift of the ruffle, I secured a piece of Real red 1/4" ribbon from the top of the card and use strong adhesive tape and strapped it down on the other end. For the centerpiece, I used the plain white paper layered with black and added the final piece.

I used my Spellbinder, Nestabilities scallop circle edge, sponped Baja breeze in the middle for shadow and added my digi-dressy Camille from Greeting Farm. And just like "Um's" dress I added itty bitty little hearts and stripes on her dress. And for the sentiment I used , what esle but the SU! Itty bitty birthday set of

And here it is, the finished product... It took a while but it paid off in the end..I hope you like it.