Three in One

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Well, hello there!  It is a super chilly, 27 degree day in our neck of the woods; but everyone is filled with excitement, because we woke up to our first snow!  I was just telling a friend, yesterday, that if it was going to be this cold, it might as well snow.  But our weatherman promised that it wouldn't come as far north as us.  So, we were pleasantly surprised to open the curtains and find that he was oh, so wrong.  Woohoo!
So, anyway, in putting all that aside, I've got a pretty, little, papercrafted number to share, with you all, today.
I started this card by distressing the edges of a piece of aqua, patterned paper with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face; and machine stitching, around its edges, with aqua-threaded, straight stitches.  I then added a strip of pink, lacy, patterned paper, which had its right side corners rounded, down its middle, just left of vertical center; trimmed it, down its left side, with a length of white lace; and machine stitched, around its edges, with aqua-threaded, zig-zag stitches.  A length of aqua, polka dot, frayed fabric was then wrapped around the card face twice; tied, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished with a mini clothespin, dressed up with a duo of hemp twine bows, as well as the "Thanks sew much" sentiment, which was stamped, in Crumb Cake and Coral Calypso inks, on Whisper White, cardstock, Cricut-cut tags, distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, and pinned to the fabric bow with a regular, old, safety pin.
I then stamped the larger dress form, in Coral Calypso ink, on Whisper White cardstock; hand cut it out; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; dressed it up with a white, flower, sticker embellishment; and framed it, just to the right of the embellished bow, with an ink distressed, kraft, polka dot die cut, both of which were adhered, to the card face, with foam tape.  Another stamped, in Pretty in Pink ink, on Whisper White cardstock, hand cut, and ink distressed, smaller dress form was adhered, tucked under the larger one's right side, to appear as though it were in the background.
Finally, I added a couple of color-coordinating buttons, in the bottom right corner of the card face, by stitching them in place with hemp twine.
Inspiration for this card came from the Celebrating Hobbies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, Create for Fun's Color Challenge #44...
and Deconstructing Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 29.
That's all, for today, folks!  Please don't forget that you have until the close of the day EST, today, to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #109.  Then, I'll be back, late tomorrow, with a brand new, bold and beautiful, color story to try your hands at.  Until then, thanks ever so much for stopping by, and happy stamping! 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: C'est la Vie (Wplus9); In Stitches (Skipping Stones) Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, & all patterned (SU) Ink: Coral Calypso, Crumb Cake, & Pretty in Pink (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: aqua thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Corner punch & aqua button blossom (SU); pink button & white flower sticker embellishment (Paper Studio); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); foam tape (Scotch); George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); Label Layers 2 die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); fabric ribbon & safety pin (JoAnn Fabrics); mini clothespin (Canvas Corp.); white lace (Hobby Lobby)

23 comments:

Annette said...

I so love this card...great color combo and awesome design...love it

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love all these bits and pieces, and fabulous ribbon.

Anne said...

This is stunning !!I just love it !

Heather Jensen said...

Sew very pretty. I love the dress for and fabric ribbon. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Patrice said...

Love that card - a perfect combination of challenges!

Jen Adcock said...

Gosh this sure is one beautiful card! I just love all the lacey gorgeousness and the clothes and safety pinned sentiments...Genius! What an inspiring card! WOW!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee snow!! I wish we had it!! And loving your card!! Just GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee that sewn title and loveeeeeeee the dress form! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to the Celebrating Hobbies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, I've just gotten my very first dress form stamp on Black Friday. I need a chance to try it out now! Your card is inspiring. Love that bit of gorgeous lace. Oooh, so pretty!

I received my new twine, too, thanks to your suggestion. It's great stuff, and so affordable. I ordered 40 yards, just to keep me for a while. ;)

Deborah Frings said...

This is lovely!! I really like the bright, cheerful feel to your card. Love the polka dot ribbon and pretty dress form. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Jinny! Love the sewing theme and all the beautiful detail! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Jinny! Thanks for playing along with us at CR84FN!

SimplyMe said...

Beautiful card. Saw it on cr84fn blog and I just had to come over to see it up close.

Lindsay said...

GORGEOUS Jinny, but then what isn't something you make gorgeous? Love the colors, sigh...

Andrea M said...
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Andrea M said...

WOW Jinny! This is so lovely!!! So many fabulous details! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!!,love those dress forms and the tag/bow is fabulous!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

OM Goodness! This is fabulous! I just love the bow and the pin, tags and clothespin! cute, cute, cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Jinny!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Jinny, I saw this featured at Moxie Fab World today, and wanted to say congrats!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win!!!!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the design and soft color. congrats on your win.

Phyllis Strickland said...

You card is sensational! Now I have to look at the rest of your blog!