Friday, August 22, 2008

Congrats!

Happy Friday, everyone! Kristina gave us a great challenge. We got to choose the 4th color. I chose a tangerine-type color.

I loved the inspiration photo of a bedroom belonging to a designer that works for Nate Berkus. Love his style and hers! The wall and bedding were my biggest inspiration. I finally had a chance to play with my new sewing machine. I've only owned heavy, metal, 30-year old hand-me-down sewing machines that only had a straight stitch. This is my first time playing with other stitches. Fun! My biggest challenge was sewing in a straight line. If anyone has any tips about sewing on cardstock, I'd like to hear them.
For the butterfly, I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch to punch our a shape from my SU rub-ons. I applied the rub-on to cardstock and then repunched out the image.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Petals (Inque Boutique)
Paper: Basic Gray, white textured, tangerine scrap (very old piece of paper)
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Making Memories Sticker Shimmer Metro Alpha Black, ribbon, Making Memories leather label holder, Singer sewing machine, black thread, dimensionals, SU Eastern Elegance rub-ons, slit punch, clear embossing powder, Tombo glue

4 comments:

Kara said...

Cool card! Love the punch+rubon technique, great idea. I'll have to try that.
Thanks,
Kara

Kaye said...

I've been sewing on cardstock for a long time. Infact, I teach classes on it. The best tip I can give you is to use interfacing behind your card stock. It helps hold your cardstock together when you are using a fairly close stitch. LOVE the card! You did a really good job.
Kaye

Catherine said...

very cool, still don't know how to sew.. gotta learn how to do this =)

Esther said...

Lovely card!