Good evening to all my lovely followers and visitors and a huge welcome to my latest followers, I'm so very glad to have you join me :)
I'm afraid this post is rather photo heavy.
Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Mum's birthday which is on Thursday. She has opened it today, so I'm safe sharing it here and I just have to say
Happy Birthday Mum!!
for when she reads this tomorrow hehe.
This is what I made her.
I spotted this stamp a while back, and it wasn't easy to get hold of I had to order from the US in the end as I couldn't seem to find it in stock in the UK, but I knew it was the one I needed as my Mum used to be a Dressmaker and worked in the tailoring trade for many years. So this was just perfect for her.
I coloured her up to look a bit like my Mum and to match the papers ofc.
I used my Copics (I'm sure you guessed)
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000
Hair:E17, 19, 29, 57
Dress, bow and sewing: RV99, 95, 93, 91, V99, 95, 93, 91, G82
Sewing machine and shadow: W7, 5, 3, 2, 0
Table: E43, 41
I added some little dots of liquid pearls around the image.
I must apologise for the pics, the colours are not shown at their best, the soft colours of the papers look a little washed out here under the lamp, but I needed to take some pics quick so I could post the card the next morning, to make sure it arrived on time. The papers used are from Pion, Alma's sewing room from 6 x 6 collection apart from the elements sheet which is 12 x 12.
I love all those elements you get on the sheets, the tape measure and button and thread cards and the little needle cases you make up, such fun!
I mounted the elements on some card for stability and all paper elements and backing papers are inked with walnut stain distress ink.
Along with those I added some little wooden half thread spools. The buttons were salvaged from an old cardigan, they were the perfect colour and size for this.
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, apart from the ribbon rose which is from The Ribbon Girl, the lace which you can only see a tiny bit of cos I've gone and covered it up again like a numpty is also from TRG as is the rose coloured twine.
As usual I decorated the inside to coordinate, you can actually see the lace here, yay! lol
The tags were made with more of the paper elements from the sheet, mounted on card and punched. I added shabby seam binding from Live & Love Crafts and a couple of sewing related charms and stamped Happy Birthday with an old clear stamp I had that looks like it's been stitched. I added a Magnolia Doohickey Envelope Edge die to the top and finished off trimming with some pearls and I was done. I hope you enjoyed sharing it with me.
That's all from me today, but don't forget to pop back Friday for my Crafty Catz DT post, I'm stepping right out of my comfort zone this week!
I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
Fashionista Shabby Chic
Tilda's Town #74 Stitching
Simply Magnolia Flowers & Lace
Midweek Magnolias Songbirds (The Sewing Machine Song - from the film The Perils of Pauline)
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes + Pile it On
Have a great day :) xx