Hi there! My friend, Karen Baker, has a wonderful sketch over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog this week, and this is one of the many challenges I've been missing lately. I paired it up with this fashion inspiration in the Moxie Fab World, part of a week of challenges to celebrate their new special issue, Card Creations: Get Inspired.
I wanted to capture the look of the houndstooth fabric in the photo, so I stamped PTI's Background Basics: Houndstooth onto Vintage Cream cardstock, cut around it with pinking shears, and debossed it with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. I added a stitched border to reinforce the fabric theme.
The jeweled brooch on the jacket inspired me to make a rolled flower with cream colored seam binding and a brad that had been gathering dust in my stash. The leaves were cut with a Sizzix die from SU's Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
I stamped an elegant sentiment from WPlus9's Very Vintage Greetings on the cream card base, then debossed it with the other side of the L&C impression plate. I popped the houndstooth panel up on foam dots and stitched a simple frame around it.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream), Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Houndstooth), WPlus9 Design Studio (Very Vintage Greetings)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz)
Tools: Sizzix (leaf die), Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Fiskars (pinking shears)
Accessories: seam binding, brad, thread
I'm noticing that my photos once again look darker on Blogger than they did when I edited them, so just imagine them a little brighter. *smile*
I'm home today with a sore throat, laryngitis, and two kids with pink eye, so it sounds like the perfect excuse to do some stamping. Hope you find some time for yourself today, too!
Thanks for stopping by!