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.
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
Card Makin' Mamas: Buttons
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~