Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm Sew Excited!

I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday with your dads or sons.  I had a wonderful afternoon with my FIL.  He came over and my hubby and I bbq'ed for him.  My MIL and the rest of the fam is in Mexico right now, so he was alone.  It was all the better for us because we got to have him all to ourselves.  :)  That never happens, especially on a holiday. 

The card I have for you today is for the I'm So Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  This card took me out of my comfort zone a bit. 

I used burlap for the first time, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but it didn't really feel like me at first.  I also used fabric for the first time and I even frayed the edges.  I also frayed the edges of the burlap.  Burlap and fabric are not things you would normally see on my cards, but I've wanted to try some new things.  I used PTI's parisian lace die, which I'm totally in love with by the way, to make the doily.  I wanted to make it seem more like a fabric doily so I crumbled it and used a sponge to add some versamagic wheat ink.  I think it makes it look more realistic and more antique.

I don't have a dress form die, so I used a stamp from my Hero Arts Sew Artsy set.  I stamped it on white cardstock, cut it out, and paper pieced it with kraft cardstock.  Before I adhered it to the card I added the fabric and tied a small piece of A Muse Studio sheer polka dot sugar ribbon.  I love the swirliness of the sentiment by Lawn Fawn.  It's perfect for this card.  I thought the card needed just a little something else, so I added the PTI buttons in the lower right corner.  I am really happy with the way this card turned out, especially since it was so out of the box for me. 

Because of challenges like this, I have tried new things and stepped out of my comfort zone more times than I can count.  I'd like to thank all of the owners of the blogs/challenges that I play along with because you have expanded my creativity and made me realize I can do more than I ever thought I could.  Thank you so much for all that you have done for me!  Happy Crafting!

3 comments:

  1. Hey Rachael! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  2. Well that was screwy - I tried to post a comment to this card the other day and Google wouldn't let me - CONGRATS on your Moxie Fab Win - I love your card and the fact that you reached so far out of your comfort zone - Hugs to you!

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