Saturday 20 September 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Ribbons and Bows

Hello and good morning everyone.

Omg, it's that time of the month again ---- it's Sweet Stampin' time. Yay!!!

This week's theme is Ribbon & Bows. So I thought I would share a retirement card I made for a sewing teacher which I thought suited our challenge.


Here's What I did
I used a 8" x 8" white card base, and matted and layered it with CS (cardstock) and some pretty LOTV (Lili Of the Valley) papers. I printed my sentiment onto white CS and then die cut it using a fancy oval. Whiule still in the die I used some distressing ink around the edge to give a softer look. The mannequin (dress form), scissors and sewing machine were all cut out using my cutting machine. For each of the shapes I created an extra inverted layer which I cut out from patterned paper, to give more dimension I also stamped flowers on top. I added a lace skirt to the mannequin and some ribbon, the thread bobbin was stampede and wrapped with ribbon. To finish off I added a little glitter to the mannequin body and placed buttons around the sentiment. 

** Sorry about the photo quality - it's these grey and foggy days we've been having - such a nightmare to take photos on. **

Here's everything I used:
Stamp: Bobbin 'Sew Pretty' - Craft Mag Freebie, Flowers' My Minds Eye 'The Sweetest Thing' 
Paper/Cardstock (CS): LOTV 'Petal Fresh' and 'Promises - Solid', Papermania CS
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities 'Ovals One'
Other: Silhouette Cameo, Cutting Files, Glitter, Buttons, Ribbon

So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Ribbons & Bows' challenge we'd love to see you. REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card!

This week's sponsor and prize is The Ribbon Girl.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Challenges entered: 


Janine x


Sandra H said...

So pretty Janine is your card x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a beautiful retirement card. Lovely color scheme and lots of great touches!

Tracey T said...

What a pretty card and a lovely fresh colour combination. xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Gorgeous, fresh & fab! Great inspiration for a hobby which I always struggle with when asked too xx

Unknown said...

Wow what a lovely card Janine, all your elements look great and perfect for the occasion. I am sure she will be thrilled to receive this card. Fern x

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.i really love your colour combo and your details are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Ali said...

Lovely - bright and cheerful card love your diecuts x

Cass said...

Love this Janine.So pretty xx

Juls said...

Gorgeous, love anything with a sewing theme ... Love the colours too!! :-) xx