21 July 2012

Creating Yourself

Good evening everyone, including those of you who are kind enough to follow my ramblings. Well, it's definitely the birthday season! It is one of my best friend's 50th today. She has overcome so many obstacles in her life and always keeps on keeping on no matter what. Such an inspiration. A card was needed...


We were chatting recently (discussing options for prom dresses for her eldest) and she reminded me that used to do lots of dressmaking, and an idea formed.


The colour scheme came about almost by accident - mopping up the remains of DI and water, especially on embossed white card, can have surprisingly subtle results. In this case it co-ordinated beautifully with a piece of Basic Grey card and some SB Fleur de Lis squares. The sentiment (Sam Poole) fit my friend so well.


It was then a case of layering up the embellies/stamped images (Andy Skinner/Sam Poole) including faux buttons, ribbon, lace, etc.


Having a spare piece of the embossed card meant I could layer up the taylor's dummy and then finish it with some dyed seam binding (courteousy of The Funkie Junkie's Boutique).

Pleased to say my friend loved her card. And I'm going to enter it for the Simon Says Stamp And Show challenge - No Rules (sponsored by Simon Says Stamp). Time to disappear for another day. Thanks for your lovely comments, hugs to you all wherever you are. Buttons x

16 comments:

  1. All the sewing bits and pieces came together so beautifully on your card Buttons. I am sure your friend would have loved such a personalised gift.
    I have just come downstairs from reading Sunday Paper and there is an article about a Facebook page for girls to put photos of their formal dresses up - so no one else gets the same? Had me reminiscing about my formals all those years ago - I drew what I wanted- mum and I either scrounged through the fabric cupboard or went shopping and she made what I wanted. Often for very few $$$'s but huge amounts of uniqueness.
    I still create any important outfits for myself and love doing so. How the world has changed!Must say my heart did a little happy jiggle the other day when a young man told me he loved my unique coat!
    Anyways Ilove seeing your unique takes on challenges and crafting too!

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  2. This is a gorgeous piece, the soft vintage colours are fab trace. X

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  3. What a lovely card/gift for your friend. Am sure she was over the moon to receive this.
    Hugs, neet xx

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  4. Gorgeous creation.. love the vintage feel & colours.. I'm sure your friend will love it... I would be over the moon to receive something as beautiful as this.. simply Beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

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  5. ...this card is just yummy...so much attention to detail, loVe the frames they are gorgeous & hold a lovely sentiment too...beautifully put together Buttons, she will adore this card...Mel :)

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  6. ...this card is just yummy...so much attention to detail, loVe the frames they are gorgeous & hold a lovely sentiment too...beautifully put together Buttons, she will adore this card...Mel :)

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  7. Beautiful card Buttons, so well thought out and put together. The sentiment is perfect for your friend, it would seem. Funny how things trigger other things and I can still remember my prom dress, first shop bought dress because my Mum used to make all my clothes (she was an excellent seamstress)but she let me have a new one for the prom. Love all the detail in your card, especially the fabulous frames. Another brilliant card! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  8. Hi Buttons, what a fabulous card, brilliantly pieced together. There is so much to look at. I am sure it will be treasured by your friend. X hope you are still celebrating your birthday x

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  9. Great card and love the subtle 50th

    Sam xxx

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  10. How wonderful to be able to make such a beautiful personalised card for a friend - I bet she loves it

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  11. This is so gorgeous...great layers and love the theme! The sentiment is wonderful.

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  12. I love this! there is so much to see and so much lovely texture. Just perfect x

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  13. Love the layers and the fact that there's so much to see.
    Juliax

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  14. No wonder she loves it - it's a miniature sewing work of art! You make some really stunning things, Buttons!

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  15. Another fabulous card, love all the different layers.
    Avril xx

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  16. That is a beautiful card, the different ideas on this site are awesome. I love using distrssing ink by Tim Holtz. Please keep sharing.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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