Thursday, January 12, 2017

You're SEW Special

Today's card is a birthday card for my mom and since she is a quilter, I wanted to incorporate that theme.  This design could easily be used for other occasions as well.  It all depends on what you add to the inside :-).

The following Die-Versions dies were used to create the card:

Magical font

I started out by die cutting the vintage sewing machine twice from black cardstock.  I heat embossed the top layer with Dark Night embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Love this dark blue color.  It looks different depending on how it catches the light. I adhered this to the second black layer and offset it for a bit of a shadow effect.

I ran the Nesting Flowers die cut (I used the largest die from this set) through my machine using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Script Texture).  Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) was used to accent the raised portion as well as all the edges.  I also tucked a couple pieces of tulle under this die cut.

The "You're" and "Special" were die cut using the A Little Lime font and the SEW was die cut from the Magical font.  I added a lot of bling to the letters using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (Starry Night).

To finish the birthday card, I left the right side of the card base longer so I could add a string of buttons.

On the inside of the card a retired DV die - Happy Birthday Present - was used and accented with more Sparkle markers.

Be sure to visit the Die-Versions Blog to see what the rest of the team has created for you.

I'm entering this into the Cute Card Thursday (theme: buttons)


April said...

What a great card! I love the background with the die. The buttons and thread add the finished touch!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the quilted background and the thread and buttons running down the side! Very pretty!!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Anne. Love the buttons, perfect embellishments for this wonderful card!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is so creative and fabulous!! I love the quilted background!! The sewing machine looks amazing!! Those buttons along the side are a perfect touch!! What a gorgeous card!! I love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love your vintage sewing machine~The background looks amazing!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

NanaConnie said...

I love that die cut sewing machine, Anne! Fantastic card with the quilt background. :-D

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous! I love that rich, metallic blue!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card- so special that it is personalized for your Mom! I just got the sewing machine die- and really like how you added the shadow layer.