Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vintage Sewing Machine card

It's been a while since I've stamped and made any cards.  I have no good reasons why I haven't.  I can say, however, that I've missed it.  I bought this stamp set a year or two ago.  It is from The Craft's Meow and I just love the set which includes a variety of vintage sewing accessories and themes.  Today I FINALLY got it out and inked it up!
I had a lot of fun attempting to detail the image with thread and machine stitching and also accenting what would have been a gold colored trim/detail on these old black sewing machines.  One thing I do find funny about the set is that the sewing machine is backward.  I certainly have never seen a machine that sews facing this way.  But, the stamp set is fun and I went ahead and played with it.
For inspiration for card layout I stopped by Mojo Monday blog for the MOJO Monday #353 layout.  This sketch was just the ticket I needed to get my creative juices flowing.  The sketch layout is below:
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  The Craft's Meow  "Sew Happy"
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders scalloped square Nestibilities cutting die,  foam dimension mounting tape
Embellishments:  Machine stitching, thread, distressed seam binding, crocheted lace edging, button charm, Crystal Stickles glitter (on the sewing machine needle), clear embossing powder and gold gel pen.

I'm looking forward to doing a lot more card making on a much more regular basis (I hope!).  Sewing still occupies most of my free time and I do have a lot of projects started.  But I really don't want to let my card making go by the wayside.
Hope you're enjoying a lovely summer day!
Until next time,

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  1. Now you KNOW I would love this card! Squeeeeeeal!

  2. I didn't even notice until you said that the sewing machine is backwards, love the papers you paired with it and the pretty lace!

  3. Gosh this is so beautiful and the backing paper is stunning as is your stitching x

  4. I'm a quilter and I LOVE THIS !!!

  5. It is a beautiful card! I didn't even catch that the machine was backward, and I'm a sewer :) Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


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