Saturday, February 18, 2012

My first sewed card ...

Today I headed to Cherish The Thought Scrapbooking store in Coquitlam.  They just got in their shipment of Memory Box die-cuts and were holding a few for me.  I picked up the Elegant Scroll and Madera Corner.  Talked briefly to the owner, as she was in the middle of teaching a class ... she mentioned that their stock is already half gone even though they got the product yesterday.  More is the the way, so she told me to let them know if I wanted anything in particular and they would hold it for me when they get new stock.  Great customer service!!

I wanted to try sewing on a card and so went on You Tube to find out how to load my bobbin with thread and then load the bobbin into the machine :) ... I'm such an amateur when it comes to sewing.  With all the crafts that I have done over the years ... and there has been LOTS, you'd think I would be able to sew.  Just don't have the patience, which is really weird, because I can spend hours just making one card :)  Anyways, I'm pretty happy with how my sewing turned out and I've had the background done for almost a week now.  Just couldn't figure out what I wanted to put on top of it.  I ended up using a darker green for the Elegant Scroll die-cut (just bought it today) and then also used the same designer paper to make a rolled flower using my new C.C. Designs Rolled Rose die-cut.  Hope you like.

"Enchanted Rose"

Stamps:  A Word for You - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sewing machine, green thread, Big Shot, Elegant Scroll die-cut (Memory Box), Rolled Rose die-cut (C.C. Designs), glue, adhesives, glue dots, and dimensionals

I cut three strips from three different DPs and adhered them to a Very Vanilla base.  Using my sewing machine, I sewed a straight stitch around the outside and sewed zigzag stitch between the different DPs.  I mounted the stitched background onto a larger piece of DP and then mounted the whole thing onto a card base of Old Olive cardstock.

I ran the Elegant Scroll die-cut through my Big Shot with Old Olive cardstock and attached to the card front with a little glue.

I ran the same DP used for the background, through my Big Shot with the Rolled Rose die-cut.  I rolled the cut circle into a rose and used glue to hold it together.  I attached the rose on top of the scroll with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto a piece of DP, trimmed it to size and then tucked the end just under the rose to secure it in place.

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