Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Not Sloppy, It's Shabby-Chic!
My sew-ing, that is! I finally broke down and bought a sewing machine because I can no longer deny what a really awesome touch a sewn edge gives to that certain card with that certain set of stamps. In fact, one of Clear Dollar Stamps' new releases, Ageless Antiques, is the perfect example of a sew-friendly set! For this card, I used the antique lamp and went crazy with the sewing machine (please don't look too close...I haven't got the concept of a "straight line" down yet! Oh well, it adds to the whole shabby-chic feel, no?). I love the openness of the just screams to be stamped on patterned paper (which I did, and on 3 separate patterns, which I then cut out and stuck on with foam adhesive... check out the close-up). Other details:

Stamps: Clear Dollar
Stamps - Ageless Antiques
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black; Ranger Antique Linen Distress
Markers: Copics #R39, R81, R85, W1, W3
Other Color Medium: Pebbles Inc. Shimmer Chalks (gold above & under lampshades)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Whisper White
DP: Basic Grey - Infuse collection
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Nestabilities Blossom, Double-Ended Tags, Tiny Tags; Fiskars Give It a Swirl border punch
Embellishments: May Arts pink velvet and plaid ribbon; Prima velvet flowers; Making Memories brads (black); Lasting Impressions brad (matte olive); sewing machine/green thread

Well, a couple more cards with March-release stamps, then it'll be on to April's...where DOES the time go? See you soon, and in the meantime, Happy First-Day-of-Spring!


Laurie tx stamper said...

Yes, looks very shabby chic! Lovely card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute! I love the shades and that you popped them up. Fabulous card.

Jeannie said...

VERY cute card!
Great job!

Peace and Luv,

Ann said...

Super cute!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, the vintage look and the gorgeous colors!!!!!