This week's PPA challenge is a vintage theme challenge and Hand Stamped Sentiments have a ribbon and lace challenge. I just LOVE the dresses from the 50's and went with that era for a vintage theme. I just started watching Mad Men and it is such a treat to see all the costumes from the 1950's in color on the show. Just delicious! One of my first "dress up" dresses was one my mom wore in the 50s when she was younger. It was cherry red with a taffeta skirt and mounds and mounds of tulle underneath. Just yummy. Unfortunately, I grew out of the dress by the time I reached Jr. High ( the ladies were so small back then!) I do wish the 1950s fashion trends would come around again. They are so fun!
Anywhoo, When I think of the dresses from the 50s, I think of the full gathered skirts with cinched waists. I wanted to have a bit of that image represented in my card. The pleated paper with the satin ribbon gives perhaps a hint of that idea. I added a little bit of lace to the bottom of the pleats for a little more detail and.. Hey! a card for 2 challenges.
Paper - Modern Homemaker - October Afternoon, basic black and very vanilla card stock
Stamp - Just Believe
Accessories - black satin ribbon, big designer button, chantilly crochet trim, word window and modern label punch, black floss, dimensionals