Framed Rose Spray Inspired by Barbie Fashion

Good Saturday morning.  Whew!  What a work week!!  I’m sorry I’ve missed so many days of posting projects.  I was really looking forward to playing with my paper and dies this morning and the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge gave me the perfect inspiration to get out my dies and get my finger covered with glue  LOL! A Barbie Doll Fashion Site found on Pinterest was our inspiration site this week and I almost went into fashion overload.  What extraordinary and gorgeous clothes were designed and created for the doll.  Barbie was first introduced in 1959 but I didn’t have much desire to have one.  I sort of jumped straight from baby dolls to base ball as I was quite a tomboy.  Anyway, the clothing on the Pinterest site is amazing and worth browsing even if you never had an interest in the doll.  Here are few of my favorite.  I was amazed at the gorgeous details on these tiny dresses.

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 Iridescent hand-beaded and sequined wedding gown. Fits Silkstone Barbie and similar sized fashion dolls. On eBay: DOLL*PLANET  ---------SOLD

Barbie Doll

 Magia2000 of Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi, from Italy

This dress with the rose red rose design is the inspiration for my card.

Fiorella Silkstone Barbie in Bellissima Couture

I have really enjoyed us the Beau Jardin designer paper this spring.  The tiny rink rose paper seemed the perfect choice to use with my rolled roses.  I decided to use green frames for contrast to all the pink floral background and die cut flowers. I used my new All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 to cut the different shaped frames and attached them to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 2 left

I cut and rolled three larger roses and several smaller ones using the Spiral Flowers Large set.  I cut the foliage using the Leafy Branch and Wide Tree dies and attached them to the card base using glossy accents.  I arranged and attached the three larger roses and attached with glossy accents.  I added a few more pieces of foliage and tucked it in around the larger roses and then finished by adding the smaller roses and tiny formed 1/8” circles.  

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 2 center

As it turns out my card turned out to be much brighter than the inspiration dress.  But that’s what happens with inspiration.  I never know when I start what I’m really going to end up with.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 2 right

Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.  I’m sure enjoying mine.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”  Flowers were made using SU Rose Red (retired) cardstock.

11 thoughts on “Framed Rose Spray Inspired by Barbie Fashion”

  1. Wow beautiful flowers…love the Barbie pics….glad I saved all my Barbies…I also have Midge her freind…slow down your working to much…I missed not seeing your posts all week

  2. Good Morning, Kittie. Beautiful card, and the paper is a good print for the 50’s and your whole concept of roses. They are perfect together. I love it. My! What gorgeous dresses they made for Barbie Doll. I spent a whole day sewing cloths for that doll for my daughter and her friends years ago. Even made ski outfit out of an old bathrobe.but nothing like these for sure. …thanks for sharing the pictures it brought back memories and your card was the added gift, a beauty…..have a good week-end.

  3. oh gosh, thanks for the trip down Memory Lane with these fashions! almost all of the clothes my Barbie wore were handmade by family members because those ladies could sew like nobodies business! me, I can’t sew a straight stitch to save me. but my doll was decked to the nines! 🙂
    your card is gorgeous, especially with that fabulous bg! your roses are always beautiful!

  4. Love this. My daughter still has all her Barbies. Darling card. Such intricate details. Take care of yourself.

  5. Oh my what beautiful Barbie dresses. I never had a Barbie doll of my own but loved the costumes. Your Rose card is beautiful, love the patterned paper and the color of the roses are divine.
    Missed you but glad your back.

  6. Kittie, what a beautiful card…. I love the flowers…. my New Years resolution is to learn to make them… I still have 7 & 1/2 months to learn.. lol. Really gorgeous card… thank you for sharing….


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