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Monday, 30 April 2012

A Stitch in Time

It has just recently been my best friends birthday and this is the card I made her.  She is a keen patchworker and when I saw this die from Tim Holtz I just knew I had to use it in a card for her!
I used the Tim Holtz "Vintage Shabby" paper stack and layered a sheet, which had been altered with Kaiser Kraft rub-ons - not something I use often, on some dark brown card and then on a kraft card base.  I embossed some tan co-ordinations card with the sewing theme embossing folders and layered on an embossed piece of dark brown card.  I die cut the dress form and cotton reel from wood effect card enhanced with glossy accents, layered with a stickyback canvas body section the had been stamped with measuring tape, wrapped some tape ribbon around the reel and then adhered to the card with glue gel.  I then embellished wth flowers, a button and scabble letters.
I really hope she likes this card as she is such a great friend, we have known each other for so long and I love making cards for someone who appreciates them as much as she does. I am going home on holidays in May and she is coming to visit so I look forward to spending time with her and giving her, her birthday present!
I also decided to enter this card in one my favourite challenges and that is Sunday Stampers run by Hels Sheridan at  This week the theme is Little Red Corvette, with red the colour feature of the week. Fingers crossed!


At the SECC Christmas Hobbycraft Show in Glasgow, I succumbed and bought IndigoBlu's Flitter Glu with no high hopes for it working very well, based on past experience with these types of glues.  However, I am wrapped to be able to say that it is every bit as good as they say and I was so happy with it that I haven't stopped using it since!  Hence the above piece of artwork.
I was walking around Ikea one day and saw this black mirror for sale for just over a pound and the brain went into overdrive! Oh, the things I could do with that I thought! So I bought it, took it home and attacked it with flitter glu, gilding flakes and the gorgeous IndigoBlu poppy stamp set. I then embellished it with Tim Holtz Butterfly stamps and a sentiment, a spellbinders butterfly die cut from embossing metal and some adhesive gems.
It was all sealed with a coat of Spray'n'Shine to protect it and give a nice shiny finish and voila!