Friday, February 21, 2014
A very vintage birthday!
I was secretly hoping that she wouldn't need to mail it because I was having a lot of fun with all of the 3-D embellishments. Thank heavens she wasn't! I was actually making two at the same time. One of my friends was having a birthday as well and I was making one for her, too. The funny thing is, I didn't even end up by giving it to her because it didn't match the gift sack. I made her a new card altogether in a mad dash and didn't get it photographed. Yes...I know I am crazy! Anyway, I now have a spare on hand.
The felt roses were made using dies from MFT and I love them. I don't know how I lived without them for so long. I added some gems to the middle for some extra detail using tombow mono multi glue. I use that stuff all the time!! The pattern paper is from the Marcella by K & Company design collection, but it is quite old. I love it, though, and have a huge slab. Of course, I love adding accordion medallions and doilies to my vintage designs.
A button here or there, zig-zag stitching and some distressing and the cards were done! I had so much fun creating them, but when I was done I second guessed myself as to whether she would like it. She told me she loved it so I am going to believe her. Oh...I also used one of the Mojo Monday sketches for the design. It was one where there was a contest, but I didn't get it photographed in time to enter...not saying I was going to win or anything, but it is always fun to see what everyone does. I love how everyone's creativity and minds think!
I have been super busy sewing up a storm. I have made three rag quilts in the last few weeks. Two of them were made last week. I gave two away, but kept one for myself. Hopefully I will have time to make some St. Patrick's Day things. I found some fun paper the other day when I was picking up some fabric, so I will get busy and show you what I come up with. Thanks for fluttering by!