Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sew...What's New?

Happy Sunday!
I'm not sure where August went, but suddenly September is upon us!
Today is my last post as Guest Designer for Great Impressions Stamps.
Thank you Deone, Mynn, and the wonderful Design Team for the warm welcome that I received. Everyone has been so thoughtful and kind.  I've SEW enjoyed working with you all.

Today's card uses the Great Impressions stamps, 'What's New?', and 'Spool Trio'.
I really had some fun with this one!

Here's how it all happened...

I actually separated the Spool Trio into individual spools.
Each spool was stamped and colored on the card front.  I stamped in from the right edge just a bit, and made sure that each spool was 'touching' another.
The next step was to cut around the right edge of the spools.

I used some A Muse Ginghmam cardstock, and had turned it inside out, in order to stamp on the white side.
I cut a scrap of the yellow gingham for the front, and added a button and some twine.
I did not have the color cardstock that I wanted for the sentiment, so I colored the piece with
one of my copic markers, before adhering with pop dots.

As you can see, there's about a  half-inch border on the right, after cutting out the spools, where that sweet yellow cardstock shows through.  There was one small huge problem that I didn't think about.  When I actually
opened the card, I gasped in surprise as I realized that the Copics had bled through!  What to do, what to do?  Well, I restamped the spools on white, cut them out, and glued them over the ink spots!
You'll be thrilled to know that these stamps are very nearly 100% symmetrical - it worked!

Hope you've enjoyed my rambling!  I love the way this turned out, and can't wait to mail it to someone special!  Thanks for stopping by today. Stop over at the website and pick out some fun new Great Impressions Stamps!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.


StephC said...

I love this! Those spools look fantastic, and everything about it is beautiful. Well done!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved this more IRL especially - very nice and the yellow gingham is perfect and love the spools cut apart - I think I may do that myself as I have the same stamp. Imagine that.

Glittered Paws said...

Loved this more IRL especially - very nice and the yellow gingham is perfect and love the spools cut apart - I think I may do that myself as I have the same stamp. Imagine that.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Lovely card Patti! Have a good day.
hugs, Helena

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, what an outstanding card. Clever idea to cover up your copic bleeding the way you did.

Danni said...

Super duper cute card!

Lena's Creations said...

What a lovely card, Patti! And what a great idea to cover up the copic bleed through. Thanks for sharing. It's not the first card that has found its way into the trash because of a "bleed-thru". Now I have an idea of how to fix it :-)
Lena’s Creations

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card Patti, love your pretty spool border :)

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the spool edge!! It looks fabulous!! What an awesome card!! Have a great day :)

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Sue from Oregon said...

This is a real cutie Patti!

Cheryl W said...

Well, now, that card is "sew" darn cute! he hee. I love it. I have been sewing since I was 10 years old, so I've always loved those wooden spool images. Great job!

Olga said...

this is fantastic, I love it!!!!!

Stef H said...

love this! great colors too!

hugs :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous design and such a great card, Patti!

Mynn xx said...

This is AMAZING, Patti! LOVE the fun use of the spools--so clever! THANK YOU so much for your hard work as a GDT at Great Impressions! I've sure enjoyed having you join us! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Taunya Butler said...

I am so very excited about this cute wonderful card!! Love the little spools and the way you have used them to create this card is so fun and clever!! Love the yellow gingham on the inside of the card - what fun would that be to write on!! Love seeing your creations and this one really made me SMILE!!!