Friday, 8 April 2011

On the mend

Hi everyone,

So I promised to be back with another card; well, here it is:

Isn't that little sewing machine the cutest?

And here's a close-up:

Challenge #7 over at the Lawnscaping blog is 'Make your own patterned paper with stamps'. I've followed almost all the rules but I haven't yet been able to use a Lawn Fawn set :(Sorry - I'll use one next time!)

So, this is a very simple one (do I ever do anything else?!) - I stamped the bobbins (semi-)evenly across the card-blank, staggering it from one line to the next.
I cut a 1.5"(I think) strip of vellum, adhered it to the card and added the faux-stitching. I stamped, cut and added the sewing machine using 3D squares. I coloured the heart using a copic marker, and then added glossy accents to give it a little bit extra.

The sentiment was printed, cut and distressed, and then I inked the edges directly using my ink-pad. Finally rounded the corners, and there it was!

Hope you like it! I've actually loved this challenge - using stamps in different ways is just so resourceful! Love. It.

Tasha :)

Cardstock: Vellum, eBay; Linen Cardstock, Papermill Direct (UK)
Ink: Orange, and Royal Blue, Versacolor
Stamps: "Sew Cute", Maya Road; Sentiment from "Material Girl" digi-set by Pink Petticoat designs
Tools: Tim Holtz distress tool; Crop-a-dile corner chomper; Fiskars paper-trimmer
Misc: Red copic marker; Signo white gel pen; scissors, 3D squares

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:
1.  Lawnscaping #7 - Own patterned paper


  1. Super cute. Love the clean and simple design. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping.

  2. Beautiful card and a great sentiment! TFS =)

  3. I love cards with sewing stuff Tasha! Very creative stamping the bobbins as your back round! A very fun card!

  4. This is so cute. Love the colors!


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