Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friendship Card (for sewing friends)
This is a card with no Cricut involved - pretty rare for me! I was trying, again, to tidy up my craft space and I came across a set of stamps from My Sentiments Exactly called "friendship sentiments." I hadn't used this yet so, instead of finishing the cleaning (boring...!) I decided to try out one of the sentiments and make a card.
The blue card base is Bazzill cardstock and the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl". I chose the paper to go with the stamp because it had stitching and embroidery. I didn't like the way the stamp looked on the scalloped rectangle so I went back and looked through my Nestabilities.
I found that the sentiment fit in the Labels Three set when I turned the die on the diagonal and I liked the way this looked. I stamped the sentiment with Broken China Distress Ink on ivory cardstock. I had a scalloped rectangle in the same blue as the card base from my earlier attempt on the card so I placed the label with the sentiment on top of the scalloped rectangle. I wanted to add buttons to the top and bottom. I used a sharp pointed tool to punch the starter holes for my sewing.
I sewed the buttons through both layers and brought the ends to the front to tie in bows. I used Lemondrop baker's twine from The Twinery - I ordered a sample pack of eight colors a while ago and this was also sitting on my table.
I left the twine a bit long when I sewed so I could adjust the bows - then I trimmed the ends.
I used foam squares to raise the sentiment from the card surface.
I think this card would be perfect for a friend who sews - the stitch patterns in the paper are charming and the homespun look seems very warm and welcoming.
Have you ever been on a cruise - Do you have any tips or advice? All will be greatly appreciated. I don't think that I will have easy access to the internet on the ship so I am planning to pre-post for the time I will be away - this way you will still get an email each day...
When I get back, I will finally have my million hits and blogoversary celebration - maybe I'll have a few tropical surprises to be added to the mix of celebration gifts!
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