This card has been rumbling around in my head for a couple of days and finally decided to emerge tonight. I had a friend around doing a scrap page, but I was on a mission to get this done and posted as I wanted to enter the Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge 10.
The Challenge this week is right up my alley! I've always loved to sew - I started making my own clothes without patterns when I was about 9 years old and have sewn ever since. I wouldn't call myself the most fashionable person around, but that doesn't take away from the joy of it all. And I have 3 very fashion conscious daughters who have taught me a thing or two over the years!
Here is the card I created.
... and here are the three sections of the Challenge
I retrieved 3 stamp sets to get started on this card, but ended up using just one: the gorgeous ESTABLISHED ELEGANCE from Stampin' Up! Soft Suede was the closest colour ink I could find to Khaki, and Night of Navy was perfect to go with this.
Recently a friend gave me some wonderfully light fibrous paper that I sewed with the machine, onto some pre-inked, dry embossed white card. I really like how the texture from the embossed card shows through this. I stamped directly onto this with Navy and Suede creating a collage of things that remind me of fashion.
Many of my cards seem to have a vintage feel lately, so this large brad from the VINTAGE BRADS Collection is a perfect embellishment.
Don't you just love the crown image? I stamped this plus plenty of other small images from the set onto the "background" card prior to sponging around the edges in both Suede and Navy.
Of course you can't be sewing without pins and as I had some with blue beads on top I decided they would make a great embellishment for this card. I scrunched some CRUMB CAKE SEAM BINDING ribbon, tied it in a bow and placed the pins through it. Everything is mounted onto NIGHT OF NAVY TEXTURED CARD (available in 12 x 12 inch size)
Hope you like the card and it inspires you to try this stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is so versatile and has terrific images to create scrap page embellishments as well as cards.
This card also fulfills the challenge guidelines for
Paper Sundaes - your favourite colours
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - In Stitches
The Crafty Pad - Vintage
That' s it for tonight,
Until next time