Many of you have seen these 3D dress cards floating around on pinterest. I thought it would be fun to write a tutorial on how to make one of these cute cards.
To get the pattern needed, you can print it off from one of my previous posts here http://www.yelloworigamibird.blogspot.com/2012/10/cute-dress-card-template.html
Keep reading after the break for step by step instructions and pictures!
I find it easiest to fold the pattern so I have a folded version to reference when I am making my dress.
The red lines below indicate mountain folds and the teal lines indicate valley folds. It also helps to label the front and back on your pattern so you don't do the folds the wrong way! - I've done that many times only to have to refold the skirt.
2. Trace the pattern pieces onto your patterned paper and cut them out. Thinner paper is easier to fold, but thicker paper tends to hold the dress pleats better. You can keep the 'hem' of the dress even or use scalloped scissors to add a little design at the bottom.
3. Now flip your skirt over and make identical line markings on your dress as on the pattern. Fold along these lines. Make sure you are making the folds on the correct side! I always have to have my pattern along side as I am folding.
4. Choose paper for the card. I used a cream card stock for the body of the card and brown card stock for the mat on the front.
5. If you are using a mat, glue it to the front of the card. I also rounded out the edges with scissors.
6. Add glue in these spots to your skirt and glue it to the card.
7. Notice the gap between the bodice and skirt. If you glue the bodice right to the top of the skirt it will look disproportionate.
8. Now the fun part! Add a sash of ribbon or corresponding paper and buttons! When I use a ribbon bow I attach it with a hot glue gun. The button applique is from Michaels Arts and Crafts Store.
Enjoy! I hope you have fun making your own 3D dress card!
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