Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bras and Panties and Lace Oh My....

Is this just not the cutest? I was in a swap that was themed bras and panties. I wanted to make sure that they were within good taste but wanted to reflect the lacey and feminine part of it as well. It took me a couple of days to figure out how I could achieve the lacey look. I first had decided maybe I would just use vellum as it is shear and could somehow add the look of lace to it by free drawing the scrolls and rosettes but then....a light bulb went off in my head and I it seemed I couldn't work fast enough on a draft one before creating the ones I would submit. It finally dawned on me that why not use acetate? Its clear and we all know lace is a see through material, but now how would I add black to it and give it a lacey effect? First of all I needed to cut out the pattern for the bra and panties that was given as the template for the swap and then let the creative juices flow. Hmmm..I know run it through the Cuttlebug and use the embossing folder D'vine Swirl to give it the lace effect. Now to color it I tried several markers, but they just wouldn't stick to the outside of the embossing, I decided to flip it over and color the indentation of the swirl with a black sharpie. Next I added the clear strecthy ribbon which just happen to be printed with a scroll design on it which I had found at the local LHS. I used velvet ribbon for the waste band on the panty and of course I had to have a cute butterfly tattoo. Add a little shading to give depth to the bra and Viola! a "Black Lacey Set".

Paper: Acetate
Stamps: Studio G Butterfly
Ink: Black Sharpie broad point
Tools: CB and D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Plastic ribbon and a Black Flower Brad and Ice Stickles.

5 comments:

Tonya said...

This is awesome! I must try it! Do you still have the pattern? I have some friends that would so laugh if they got that for a birthday card!

Michelle Walpole said...

These are a real hoot. Love 'em!

stampin abi said...

these are cool i love em!

Anita Hovey said...

Incredible Deborah...I love it...by far the best bra & panties set I've seen...great job!

Carisa said...

LOL, I love these cards! I have been dying to make for my BFF but just can't seem to find the perfect DP -- Yours are Fab!