Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I titled this post whispering, I believe the reason these fine ladies are whispering is because they obviously can't breathe!  Look how tiny those waists are!  Aren't you so glad we don't have to wear corsets?  I found this wonderful image at Vintage Holiday Crafts.  I used a new Spellbinder technique I learned from Sherry Cheever's Walkin on the Bad Side blog.  Sherry is a Designer for Spellbinder.  There is a video on both blogs, Sherry's and the Spellbinders blog to show you how you can do this.  Along with another technique on how to reverse it, and use your negatives, I love to conserve paper! 
I made this "Vintage" image for the challenge at Busy Little Hands.  I think you can see the layers pretty good from the picture, there is a large piece of dimensional foam between each of the 5 layers.  I did a bit of my own take on Sherry's technique, since I am using faces, not flowers.  I chose to use the Spellbinder Petite Oval to frame the ladies faces and the Scalloped Petite Ovals to pick up on the ruffled theme of the dresses.  I added the different shape of the Labels 8 to the last layer to pick up all of the background in the picture.  I used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop to feather off the edges, the image actually ended about 1/4" below the Labels 8 frame.  The DP is Melissa Frances, 2 different ribbons from JoAnns, I sewed (by hand again) through both layers this time.  The sweet little 4 leaf clovers are actually real pressed clovers from my blog candy stash from Alison at Stretch N Bubbles.  By the way, this is a 5 x 7 card like most of my cards are.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
Thank you Gwen, this card won the challenge over at Busy Little Hands!


  1. Well, first of all, this is one lovely lovely card. And secondly, I am sure you must have heard me burst into laughter at your comment on the corsets.
    I am still chuckling... when I was a junior in high school it was a silly fad to wear a waist cincher, and there I was with this already skinny waist hooked into a waist cincher so I could be in the fad with the other girls. silly us..

  2. Oh, Diane...This card is beautiful! I feel honored that you made it for my challenge at BLH. Love your technique...I'm going to have to try that one! You should have called it "Breath Taking"...because it is...


  3. OH WOW this is absolutely gorgeous! You picked a fabulous image, but I really love the scalloped nesties with the plain in the top middle! Thanks for sharing with me!

  4. Diane, great card, I went to a girls school for a couple of years and one day we were at a friends house and found a trunk of old clothes and a few corsets, so we decided we would wear them to school the next day, 2 of us passed out, ROFL. Less is best. Hugs

  5. Diane, I love vintage. You are incredible! This card - the technique you used is absolutely stunning! I am glad I don't have to wear a corset but I just love those dresses. No wonder they stayed thin - they could never eat tied up like that in those awful girdles but the bodies looked good! ;D

  6. Diane...this card is STUNNING!

    You did a fabulous job using this technique....beautiful!

  7. Diane, what an amazing effect you have created with this card! I know how much work this had to be but at least you could breath while you were doing this unlike the ladies on the card! ;-)

  8. What an awesome card Diane! What a cool technique! :) TFS

  9. WOW this card is amazing!! I love the dimension! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! :)

  10. WOWZERS!!This card is truly AMAZING!!
    Love the colors!

  11. Diane,
    Your card is beautiful and this technique worked perfectlty :) I look at some of the vintage images and think how in the sam hill did these women's hard to believe it wasn't all that long ago.
    Your cards are always so beautiful :)

  12. Diane,
    This is gorgeous! And I have always loved your designs. I just purchased the Wizard. I am going to have to check out this technique. Again, beautiful!

  13. I saw this card at BLH and just LOVED it. I am so amazed at your creativity! I love what you do with your cards...

  14. Gorgeous! Love the layers and the vintage look. Congrats on the win :o)


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