Here it is Very Vintage Challenge time again over at the Stamping Vacation Challenge Blog. The Challenge starts on Saturday, but I am giving you an advance look at the new challenge. You will not be able to link up until Saturday. I will be at an all day card making event on Saturday and that is why I am posting a little early. The theme for this month is Sewing.
Create a project that uses something related to sewing. Link your creation at the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog and be entered into the monthly drawing. You may enter as many times as you like. I decided to use one of the fabulous stamps from my Blockheads Stamp set Household Notions.
I stamped the image with Faded Jeans Distress ink and embossed it with clear powder. I layered it with blue CS that is dry embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and a Cuttlebug folder.
I distressed the dry embossing with distress inks. The ribbon edge stamped was stamped with Vintage Photo ink. The card base is made from cream CS. I cut the card base along the edge of the lace stamp.
Accents are ribbon, fabric, and buttons. I used a floral type ribbon (not the stiff side) to make the floret. I ran long stitches down one long edge and pulled the stitches to gather the ribbon. I used the stiff floral type ribbon because it laid flat when gathered. Fabric works well too. Soft ribbon has a different look when used in this manner. I wrapped a strip of fabric around the blue CS before gluing to the card base. I just crossed the ends of the strip and secured with some glue. I also added several buttons from my stash.
A few fun Challenges for Embossed Sewing Card:
Divas By Design: New Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Reasonable Ribbon: use two ribbons, lace or trim- I used a ribbon and a fabric strip for trim
Friday Mashup: nature or use dry embossing
Crafts and Me: Swirls
Totally Gorjuss: Recipe: use one of one thing, two of another and three of a third thing - I used one image, two embossing folders, and three different types of embellishments.
The Shabby Tea Room: photo inspiration - I used the blues and edged my card with brown like the brown door edges the right side of the photo.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Love ya.