Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Sew Special

Before I talk about this project, I would like to draw your attention to the right hand side column of my blog. Yesss!!!! I have won the Top 3 Merit award for my May entry in the Country View Craft Challenge. I know this is a small achievement (Tim Holtz needn't be worried), yet I am over the moon:Dand inordinately proud. Plus, I get to make an appearance as Guest Designer next month ! Hope my offering will be up to par...

But enough showing off, June is the month for die-cuts at Country View Crafts so I created a card with plenty of die-cuts from 3 different brands.
I created the background on glossy cardstock using the resist technique with an Impression Obsession stamp.
The "Sew special" letters have been cut with dies (Die-namics) from shrink plastic and lightly colored with alcohol pens (not obvious from the photo). I also punched 2 holes at the top of the letters in order to thread some twine, but after shrinking I realised my holes were a bit small and I used thin wire instead. I used the negative shapes for the I and the L so I could thread them in the same way as the others.
The scissors and thimble have been distressed with black alcohol ink.
The dress is an image transfer from patterned paper on white material, seen from the material side and therefore a lot paler than the original paper.

I am also entering this card in the My Mum's Craft Shop challenge - Dies, Dies, Dies

I used lots of techniques and materials and I quite enjoyed myself making this card !


  1. Very the dress form, they are a favorite of mine, and I seem to be getting quite a collection of them!! Good luck with the challenge and congrats on your win and getting to be a guest designer!!

  2. Your card is "sew special" too! Love all the different elements you've used on here. Fantastic!
    Oh, and congrats on those wins!!! Fabulous and well deserved!

  3. Well done on your win! And good luck with this one! I love all the techniques and the dress-form; that background is lovely too. Julie Ann xx

  4. Congrats on your win ! This card is so interesting with all the great details and techniques you've used. Now I have to go find out about resist on glossy CS and image transfer. They sound familiar,and possibly I've even done them, but I have a lousy memory.
    P.S. That IO b'ground stamp looks super fab on this card!

  5. A beautiful card! Well thought out, great design and an unusual palette but it so works. Fab. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  6. Love the detail and the die cats are fab !
    Von ♥