Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sew Special Birthday Card

I love Crafty Secrets... and am so excited because the sale has started at the ABC store! Now you can get Crafty Secrets- and My Cute Stamps for 20% off! I just recently got the Crafty Secrets Sew Special stamp set and just love it! I had so much fun making this card and would like to share it with you today:

I have several friends who sew, and I have been wanting to make birthday cards themed just for them. When I saw the set I just knew that would be the perfect one to use. I think it will really be fun to make variations of this card.

I started out with some SU! Early Espresso and Cajun Craze card stock onto which I added a beautiful patterned piece from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante collection. I distressed the edges well and inked the sides with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. The Ranger blending tool works great for this.

Then I stamped the mannequin stamp onto some water color paper and water colored it with SU! Watercolor Wonder crayons. I stamped it again onto a piece of Authentique patterned paper from (believe it or not) the Christmas paper pad, "Wonder". Then I cut out just the bustier part of the image and paper pieced it onto the mannequin. I love how it came out! So, I worked the rest of the card around that wonderful image.

I used the same technique as I did on my card from last week (here) where I pleated the lace around my die cut Spellbinders shape. This time it is a scalloped oval, embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added several vintage buttons all around the inside of it. The gathered lace behind it is some vintage trim I had in my stash. I was going to use one of the awesome sentiments from the set, but just decided to make it a birthday card for one of my friends. But I know I'll use those other sentiment stamps soon; they are adorable!
I used Versamark ink and gold embossing powder with the SU! stamp from the Four Frames set. Then I punched it out with the label punch. My happy birthday sentiment is from the SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

I hope you'll check out all the wonderful Crafty Secrets- and My Cute Stamps- items that are on sale now and take advantage of the great prices. I just LOVE my new Sew Special set and can hardly wait to make another card with it!

Don't forget- you still have time to get your entry in for our"Springtime Theme" challenge with a chance to win up to $25.00 in store credit!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
CCCB Challenge #2: Ribbon and/or lace
Shopping Our Stash challenge 44: Buttons and/or Bows
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will leave me a comment, as I always love hearing from you :-) I hope you are having a happy start to Spring, and as always, I wish you blessings~


jennfontaine said...

Love this card! The first thing that struck me is the colour! It's so soft, yet so rich looking!
Love the beautiful patterned paper!

The bustier is so lovely~great job!

The distressing was such a perfect touch. The buttons are lovely!

Your use of lace is always so great~perfect/soft look!

You always have such great details Sarah! Love it!

Julia said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia

Melissa Czapor said...

The lace on your card is perfect!! So glad you joined us at The Crafters cafe challenge bog!! Thanks for sharing!! Blessings!!

Chana Malkah said...

This is really pretty! So glad you shared it with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

happyscrapper said...

this is a wonderful vintage sewing card. The papers are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at CCCB, and hope to see you back.
Christine Dt at CCCB

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx