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"