Wednesday, November 26, 2014

True Friendship

Hello, again!  I'm back to try my hand at that sewing machine one more time.  This time I made a card especially for a friend, who tells me she likes things a little on the frilly side, who has beautiful penmanship and who likes butterflies.  She also sews and picks up an occasional book.  SEW...I put all this together to make a card for her that celebrates all those things.



My background is from Tim's Wildflower Paper Stash. I stamped the sentiment from Tim's Heartfelt set in Archival ink and sewed around the perimeter of the panel.  I tied off the long threads into a sweet bow in one corner. I distressed and inked the edges of the panel with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I glued this panel onto my card blank using Perfect Paper Adhesive.


I die cut the dress form from Tim's Sewing Room die on a piece of waste chipboard and embossed it using Tim's Woodgrain Texture Fade.  I inked the recessed side with Walnut Distress ink before inserting the die cut and embossing to leave ink on the embossed piece.  Next I inked the dress form with Brushed Corduroy and inked one edge with Walnut Stain to make a shadow--well, I tried to make a shadow.

I die cut many book pages using the same die, cutting just the "body" of the form. I folded each in half and glued them together at the fold to make my 3D dress form.  I inked the edges in Walnut Stain and glued this to the chipboard dress form.  I made the skirt from petticoat trim.  I adhered the completed dress form to the card with dimensional glue dots.


The butterflies were die cut using Tim's Movers and Shapers with Tim's Eclectic Elements fabric, cutting 6 butterflies. I cut the wings off 4 of them and coated front and back of each piece with Matte Multi Medium and sprinkled them with Perfect Pearls powders.  I attached the 2 sets of wings to each of the whole butterflies, pinching them in at the body to make them 3D.  I allowed these to dry overnight.  Once dry, I painted each butterfly's thorax  with paints Distress Brushed Pewter and Copper Paint Dabber) and dipped them in micro beads.  Again, allowed to dry.


The antennae were made from pins which I painted with alcohol inks.  I cut off the pointed ends and bent them into antennae.  These were glued onto the dried butterflies. I used glue dots to adhere the completed butterlies to the card, bending the wings to make them appear to fly.


I hope my friend likes her card...I'm sure she will.  It has been sew much fun to make, knowing it was made with love and just for her.


Thank you for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I sincerely appreciate each and every one of them. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, I wish you a day filled with peace and gratitude.

I would like to enter this into the following wonderful, inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey "All Sewn Up"
It's All About the Vintage and Beauty Home Made Embellishments My butterflies are home made.
Stamplorations "Stamps and Layers"
Frilly and Funkie " A Gift From the Heart" A home made card is a truly a gift!
Country View Challenges "Bugs, Bees, and Butterflies"

28 comments:

  1. OMG...you are rocking all your crafts! I love the dress form. So pretty and awesome you made it 3D! I am anything but "Frilly" so hats off to you. Fabulous and Girly! Thanks again for joining and sharing over at Frilly and Funkie!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! You made my day! I've been trying for a frilly look, and just can't get it, so your comment is extra special to me as a Frilly wanna-be!

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  2. Seriously that is SO good!!! I love the 3D mannequin and those butterflies are so delicate and beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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    1. Jenny, your comment is so sweet! I'm so happy you like my card! What a fun project to make, although I went through many trials to get that paper mannequin right! Now I have lots of paper scraps to use on another project, right?

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  3. Wow what a brilliant piece love the way you have done the dress

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    1. Thank you! The skirt "cam to me" when I was hunting a perfect piece of lace to run along the bottom of the card. Nothing is ever planned!

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  4. Beautiful card, loving the bookpage dressform and the butterflies are so pretty! x

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    1. Ruth, you are so sweet! I appreciate your stopping by my blog and leaving your awesome comments!

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  5. Hello Sara,
    I am loving this, the design is just wonderful, and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us this month at CVC.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, I'm so happy you like my card! I am loving seeing all those wonderful bugs on your challenge!

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  6. This is so pretty Sara..love the idea of tying a bow on the excess thread! The frilled skirt and the butterflies are oh so cute! Your friend would definitely love this, I would!

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    1. Ah, Rupa! You always make me smile when you visit my blog and leave your sweet comments! I'm happy you like that little detail! A bugger to tie, but it does add a little bit of "me".

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  7. Awwww!
    This is absolutely stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at It's all About the Vintage & Beauty.
    Hugs Merkku

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  8. Another beautiful sewing themed card Sara and so different to your other one. Love the gorgeous dress form and beautiful detailed butterflies.
    Thanks for linking to 'All Sewn Up' at A Vintage Journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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    1. Hi Brenda, Thank you for another sweet comment! Yes, it's quite a different style for me. Frilly does not come easy for me!

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  9. Fabulous! The skirt is amazing and love those beautiful butterflies

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey

    Jools x

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    1. Thank you, Jools! I'm so happy you like it!

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  10. This is so beautiful Sara! Love the colours, feminine and soft. Also the book pages for the body piece is so effective. Another amazing piece xx

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    1. Georgie, you make me smile when you leave a comment on my blog! You should see all the in-effective trials of that bodice! This was one fun project!

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  11. Hi Sara, love all your details, especially the 3D dress form - very frilly! I am sure your friend will be delighted to receive the card x

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I'm happy the "frilly" comes through to you! I have such a hard time "getting" that style!

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  12. Just gorgeous Sara! The palette is so feminine and dreamy! Your butterflies are stunning with their stamen antennae and your 3d dress form is genius and brilliant! I love that you used book pages! Fabulous my friend! hugs :)

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  13. Thank you, Pamellia! What a generous compliment! It's always so much more fun to create something when I have the recipient in mind as I am working. Creativity really comes out! Hugs!

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  14. What a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Vintage and Beauty.

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  15. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  16. How fun is your dress form! Well done - Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations!

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