Welcome to the Club Scrap Blog Hop, I hope you came by way of Kay's, Keepsake, if not, here is a link to her blog. You should really check her blog out for some wonderful ideas. You can also start from the beginning @ Club Scrap Creates Blog.
The Homestead collection has wonderful bright fall colors and a great Homestead feel to it. I decided to use the wonderful items from this collection in a DRESSY fashion.
I used a new dress die, which I just had to purchase, after I saw a stunning card, my friend Elizabeth Rascon had made. The dress pieces went together great, but I had no idea of how to add it to a card. Looking around in my Lite Homestead kit, I found this printed image on the Pumkin 12 x 12 cut apart:
I could not believe my luck when I placed the dress on top and it fit perfectly! Then the rest just built on it,the deep red button, a wood tag stamped using the THANKS unmounted stamp with Ruby ink, tied with a bit of bright orange ribbon and the little homemade oval. The little craft heart is from the tags as well.
It is a little bit hard to see, but I also added another die cut of the dress, in the solid dark brown paper, under the main dress to provide a little more depth along with dimensionals. Using Earth ink around the edges the card was finished. I really think the white script on the red dress against the orange with brown script made it all work together.
I was so tickled to use a windmill with a weather vane image for a dress, so perfect and quirky!
I decided to look at all this collection differently, here is another image I used for my my next card, which is from the Greetings to Go Tags and Cutouts:
I thought the wheel could be like a wrap dress pattern, and used it in the middle dress on this card:
I really like the outcome and do not expect it to be perfect, just interesting. Again all elements of this card, like the twine, green and red ribbons, button and stamps are from the Homestead collection.
The last card was created using one of my favorite dress/people die cuts:
The saying , which can be found in the Embellishment pack, was just perfect for such a bright and bold gal- she clearly is still Living at the Top of Her Lungs! The ribbon worked perfectly for the MOD style of this card and the gold lettering of the olive background paper is subtle and yet glitters as the card is moved.
These cards were a fun adventure, a real surprise and I was grateful to see this collection with a different eye.
I would love you to leave a comment and share when you "SAW" something differently and went with it, to create something unexpected!
Thank you for stopping by and please head over to Anne Hunter's Blog, I am sure she has a wonderful idea for the blog hop this month too.