Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #096: Sew Good

Our challenge for the JustRite Friday Challenge was to create a card or project featuring sewing elements (stitching, buttons, fabric, etc.), This was a really fun challenge for me with lots of little elements to create!

I chose My Mind's Eye's Howdy Doody 6x6" paper pad to work with. I die cut the bottom decorative CS edge with Spellbinders' A2 Bracket Borders One, adding hand stitching to the edge with a DMC Pearlescent #E818 embroidery thread and then machine stitching with an aqua sewing thread all around my card's edge.

I then die cut and stamped the banner from JustRite's coordinating Buntings and Banners clear stamp & matching die set. Next I die cut several buttons from the same set in white and cream shrink plastic, as well as hand tracing and cutting an embroidery floss holder from my stash. I punched holes in all the items and colored the buttons with my air compressor using Copic markers before shrinking them and the floss holder. The buttons were threaded with cream embroidery thread and I added gold rayon thread to my floss holder and DMC aqua Jewel Effects E3949 thread to a spool charm from my stash.

I tied a bow from measuring tape ribbon and attached my thread holders to it with an aqua baby safety pin. My sentiment is from Becca Feeken's Just the Right Words stamp set -- one of my favs! It is die cut with Spellbinders' Ornate Squares.

My second photo shows a detailed view of the stitching and spool/floss holders.
It was sure fun to make and I'm glad you stopped by for a visit!


Sheri said...

This is TOO FUN! I just LOVE the little spools and tiny buttons but that ribbon is just PERFECT! Thanks for joining us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Marge!! The papers are so beautiful!! I love, love the measuring tape bow - so creative and fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! How FUN!! I LOVE your Mini Thread holder and spool what a Great idea!! I LOVE shrink Plastic!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Shona said...

So sweet ! I love that paper and all the shrink plastic. I've never used that, but you have me intrigued. I was so slow this week that I missed it altogether, so I'm thinking you won the race to be last this time ! Maybe I need to race to be first ( Hahaha, like that'll happen) !!

1CardCreator said...

What a sweet card Marge! ~Diane

Glenda said...

Gorgeous! Such pretty details!


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