Monday, 20 February 2012

Sew fed up with the sewing puns :-)

Don't know about you but I'm a bit bored with all those sentiments like "Sew Pretty", "Sew Chic", "Sew, it's your birthday", etc. etc. Not bored with the sewing theme though, especially when I have this fabulous dress form and some gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamps to play with! This card is for my Mum's birthday - Happy Birthday Mum!


A variety of distress ink colours were used to create the background, then dried with a heat tool before overstamping in Brushed Corduroy and brushing with gold Perfect Pearls to get that shimmery background.


Different types of lace and flower trim were dyed with Tattered Rose distress ink and adhered to the dress form with glossy accents.


Sewing machine, pair of scissors and spinning wheel charms were fixed to a length of chain with jump rings and attached to a key ring threaded through an eyelet set into the card.


The sentiment is gloriously pun-free!

Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-328
Kaisercraft clear stamp set: Life Sentiments
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Perfect Pearls: Gold
cardstock: white A4 300gsm folded to make a blank, cream 300gsm for diecutting
Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz die: Sewing Room
Spellbinders Nestabilities: oval, scalloped oval
Glossy accents
Pinflair dimensional glue
charms, chain, jump rings, key ring

Entered for the following challenges:
The ribbon girl - pink, brown & cream
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - 3 in a row (lace, buttons, charms)
Totally Gorjuss - Lace
Sarah Hurley - die cuts
Just Tracys crafts - for a female and something flowing (I used 3 different types of lace to make the dress!)


  1. Your mom will love this Maddy its so beautiful and after seeing all the shimmer on your cards I am going to have to add perfect pearls to my wishlist I think! Love Jayne. x

  2. Gorgeous feminine card, your Mum will love this.
    Love the dress form, look so pretty.
    Avril xx

  3. oh gosh this is one really beautiful card Hun,love that dress and your mum will just love this to bits hugs Cherylxxxxx

  4. Wow, that's a breathtaking creation.

  5. Really stunning Maddy, I love the gorgeous dress you made! I want one like that! lol. Lee xx

  6. Love the clever design of your card, its gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Just Tracys. Jill

  7. Hi Maddy, oooh another gorgeous card! The dress is wonderful, colour combo lovely and it's so shimmery - beautiful!


    PS - Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

  8. Gorgeous card~stunning! Good luck and thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.
    Emma x

  9. Stunning card, your dress and charms are fantastic! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  10. Beautiful card.. And I repet other comment as well: Fantastic dress and charms!!! You made great job with this card.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “BINGO” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  11. Stunning wee creation!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Sarah Hurley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xx

  12. Love how you made the wee dress with lace Maddy, another gorgeous card. Love Kathy xx


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