Am vainly searching for my mojo lately as far as card making is concerned - really as far as a lot of things are concerned!
This is another one of those - 'I think it's not toooo bad but could have done it better' efforts. Trouble is don't know what I could have done better... perhaps the sewing machine should have been stamped onto a frame or decoupaged to make it stand out a bit more?
I did consider this but when I set out to make the card I wanted it to be somewhere between CAS and 'frilly and fancy' and a bit more 'flat' than my usual multi layered efforts!
The papers are called 'For the Record' by Raspberry Road. Some digi papers I find really bright and not my cup of tea but I really like these - they all co-ordinate beautifully and the set is such a pretty one.
Used Kraft card as a base, layered the papers onto black card after distressing and sponging with Antique Linen DI then stitched (not very well I might add).
The stamps were a free set with a crafting magazine - I don't normally buy crafting mags but paid for this one 'cos I wanted the stamps!!
Black satin edged organza ribbon tied round and a huge bit of blingy stuck in the centre of the bow - the blingy was in fact an old ring and I just used a pair of pliers to remove the front from the back! Happily too I found a single black 'dew drop' in my stash so popped that onto the bottom corner.
Used more of the papers on the inside to tie it all together.
All in all don't suppose it's too bad - might do another similar and swap the placement of sentiment and sewing machine.....
If you, like me, are experiencing freezing weather conditions I wish you all a warm and snuggly day in your crafty spaces! x
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