Sometimes when you are sorting through your crafting stash you find things that have been lost under other. This is what happened to me this weekend and I decided to use some of it today and see what I could do.
I’m talking shaped card blanks here and the ones I’m going to play with are bobbin shaped and sewing machine shaped, both by Craftwork Cards. I knew I had some embellishments that had been given to me and they would go very well with this theme. I’ve made two cards as I found the shapes quite hard to work with, I say hard as I do like to be quirky. I’m not sure what to do with these cards but that is something to think about.
First up is the bobbin shaped card.
Before I started the card I did cut out a template of the bobbin shape as I would need to hide some “workings” which would show though.
Firstly I used some embroidery threads that I had in my stash and where there was an embossed detail on the card (mimicking the thread), I wound the embroidery thread around this part until I had it covered. As I went along I secured the thread with podge podge. Once I’d finished this I backed the inside of the card to hold firm the threads and to cover the mess.
i set this aside to dry and used some of the embellishments I’d set aside. Using my Spectrum Noir pen I coloured in the bobbin and with the Spectrum Noir sparkle I coloured in the scissors. Once the bobbin dried I then put some more thread around this mini bobbin and getting an unused needle from my stash I finished by popping it into the bobbin and securing it with Modge Podge. I then threaded piece of ribbon though the button embellishment.
i stamped some images from the Stitch in Time stamp set I had in my stash and stuck these to the card with some hot glue. I like this and I am considering sending this to Making Cards Magazine for their Your Cards section.
Now the sewing machine card. The card I made was the third attempt. I really did not like this card as I felt that I could not do much with it. In the end I decided to score an A4 piece of Adorable Scoreable to make an A5 card. I found some paper in my stash and mounted that onto black Adoreable Scoreable. I stamped some more images from the Stitch in time stamp set and coloured these in with some of the Natural set of Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils, then mixing them with a dash of water for a hint of colour. I then mounted them onto the card together with the sewing machine card front.
I’m not sure about this card at all, I am very critical of my work and I can’t decided whether or not this is good enough.
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