Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sew Suite

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a fun weekend!  Here's a card share for you, I used 2 stamp sets for this card, Sew Suite and Pattern Pieces.  Someting about these stamps reminds me of my Mom and the wonderful memories I have of her teaching me how to sew. 

I remember sitting at her Singer sewing machine, I loved the ornate carvings on that old table and digging through Mom's fabric box looking for just the right piece to make something for my dolls. I can remember that I could hardly reach the treadle...yes...I'm that old! 

LOL!  It seemed so hard to keep the treadle moving and the material running through the machine...kind of like rubbing you hand on your tummy and your head at the same time!  I love those memories of my Mom....
For this card, I stamped the Pattern Pieces stamp in Early Espresso randomly on a kraft coloured piece of tissue paper.  Then I crumpled it up in a ball and smoothed it out. On the Kraft Cardstock layer I ran a glue stick...normally I hate working with a glue stick as I get it all over everything, but for this technique it was perfect!  I covered the whole layer and then smoothed the tissue over it, making sure I didn't smooth out all the wrinkles.

I sponged the edges, added buttons from my button jar, some of my sewing pins and a strip of fabric that I had that matched the Bravo Burgundy perfectly.   I stamped the twill tape and punched out a circle in Brushed Silver for the end of the tape measure.

I love this card and hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy


  1. Judy, saw you post on Sudsol and had to come over and comment. I love your card. Everything goes together perfectly! Great idea to use the tissue paper. Love it! TFS!

  2. Fabulous use of the twill for the tape measure! And I never thought of using tissue paper to make it look like a real pattern. you are talented!

  3. Love it!!! So cute!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful card!

    Heather Pilz