Friday, March 6, 2009

Thinking of You!

This card is for a very special person for whom I am very grateful to know.

Now that I'm finally back in the groove I am catching up on my list of card making for people in my life "just because".

The fall and the holidays were so busy that I was just filling orders! I'm not complaining but it leaves no time for just fun creative time. So now I'm trying to take advantage!!

As you can see I FINALLY busted out my sewing machine from the depths of my basement. It is such an easy way to add detail to a card or project!

The main image was cut from a card that I bought in a pack at Homegoods. The images are kind of Valentine-esque but with a cool vintage flair. The entire card in and of itself was way overload (I bought the pack for the images...not so much for the fact that they were cards) so I cut my favorite section out. I crumpled it up, twisted it around and back again to distress it so it really looked vintage. I used my Crackle accents on a few spots to add some depth. I purchased the fluffy trim at JoAnn Fabrics. I first used my adhesive runner to position the trim properly and then I sewed it in place. The purple and red mattes were also crumpled and smooshed up to have that distressed look. I also stitched around the edges of those to add continuity.

I used my Cricut to cut circles to add my sentiment (from PTI) and I used craft ink, embossing powder, and my heat gun to give the sentiment a polished look.

I added a bunch of pictures in this card and sent it off yesterday!!! I can't wait until it arrives!!

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