5.15.2013

Life is Sew Good:

Good morning all! 
This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "pastels":


I am "sew" excited to share this card with you.  I knew I wanted to do a sewing-themed card for one of my favourite challenges, but didn't have any large embellishments that would go with this theme so...

I decided to make a dress, which I drew a "pattern" on cardstock, then traced it onto this beautiful iridescent rose paper.  The dress template took for ever as it took a couple of tries to get the right shape.  You should have seen my first attempt - yikers!  I figured I'd take this theme literally by making a dress pattern and whipping up my own little paper dress :)



I "mashed" two stamps together by masking off half of the secound stamp, as well as using ink and a toothpick to make a little coma between the two sentiments.   I added tiny buttons, stitching, stick pins, and seam binding tape for an overall sewing-themed card.

I like this card "sew" much (okay, I will stop) that I don't want to give it away!  Terrible, I know.

Card Ingredients:  JustRite It's Sew Vintage (Amazing Paper Graces) stamps, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink, CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold inks, DCWC cardstock, KaiserCraft Magnolia Grove papers, Mayan Road metal hanger, Prima flower, Celebrate It ribbon, random seam binding tape, Dress It Up buttons, Wild Orchard stick pins.   Tools:  sewing machine, Lattice Pendant Shapeabilities, Oval and Labels 3 Nesties,

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room - spring, pink, green, cream/white, sewing element, JustRite Friday Challenge - Sew Good, Simon Says Stamp and Show - paper pads.



Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros

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11 comments:

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Deanne-

Your card is so cheerful and pretty! I really like it!!!

Anita said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the sentiment and the dress is adorable!

Sheri said...

This is STUNNING! Love that little hanger! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Larissa Heskett said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE all of the added little details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Anita Houston said...

I like, no LOVE, this card too...shabby chic goodness! The papers are super gorgeous, and all the feminine bits and the design itself is just fabulous! Thanks for making a big impact with a little paper this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Maria said...

Your card is so lovely with pretty little dress on hanger! Perfect sentiment, paper, ribbon and pins, too!

Sleepy Stamper said...

This is so beautiful!!! You did awesome on that dress pattern!

Hugs,
Anitra

Tracey said...

So Beautiful........love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us in The Shabby Tea Room !

Sarah said...

A very beautiful card indeed. Fabulous detail, colours and crafting. Well done. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

Starr said...

What a darling card! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Shabby TEa Room!