Strike a pose!

Today’s card was inspired by the current RIC Challenge #79-Oscar’s Red Carpet! I don’t often get the chance to enter this Challenge, despite being inspired by it in numerous galleries! But then this came up, and I had to find a way!

What an amazing line-up! The inspiration photos are all amazing, but in the end I settled on this stunning image:

My take:


I tried to capture the rise and fall of the bodice, the embellishment at the waist, and the actress’s fantastic pose! You probably can’t see it too well, but I have punched out a half-circle from the top panel so that the bow sits two-thirds across the front (trying to follow the flow of her pose – probably kidding myself!!). The sentiment was then tucked in behind the bow, and it’s done! I must admit, I don’t use ribbon much these days, but this Challenge gave me the opportunity to bring out the rich gold organza, and it felt good! 🙂

Given the gold embossing, I am also entering this in at Virginia’s View Challenge #13: All Things Embossed

Thanks for visiting!

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!); pearlescent gold card (my stash)
  • Stamp: Clear Stamp 4-flowers (Tamar Nahir-Yanai); Garden Fresh-sentiment (Clearly Besotted)
  • Ink: Night of Navy; Versa-Mark (Stampin’ Up)
  • Embossing Powder: Gold Glory (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Other: Gold Organza ribbon (my stash)

8 thoughts on “Strike a pose!

  1. Hazel, this is a stunner! You’ve totally captured the essence of the dress and that big bow is scrumptious!

  2. So rich and beautiful- your card looks like one of those extremely expensive wedding invitations. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

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