Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Sewing Fun

Happy Thursday!

Today's card uses quite a few dies and a new die technique that I just learned.  I wanted to show it to you too.  But first I want to give you a link to the original instructional video.  It is such a great idea - and so simple!!  Click here for the link.  It is on the PaperTrey Ink blog which I read daily.

So the technique involves tracing the die with a glue pen to make a border around a die cut piece.  Then glitter is sprinkled over the glue.  I didn't have a glue pen, but I DID have an embossing pen.  And I wanted the border to be on the inside of my die cut piece.  So I used the Spellbinders Long Rectangle die to cut a mat for my dress form.  I left the piece in the die and used my embossing pen to trace around the inside of the die.  Then I removed the die and sprinkled on black embossing powder.  Then I used a heat gun to dry it.  I was so excited when it turned out well.  Now I have a black shiny border on the inside of my mat.  LOVE IT !

I still thought I needed another mat so I used the coordinating scalloped long rectangle.  The large scallop on the left of the card is cut from a MFT Stamps border die.

The dress form is also from MFT Stamps.  There is a stamp set and a die.  The set is called Sew Nifty and you can see it here.  I plan to use this set over and over.  Can't wait to show you what else I figure out to make.

The rest of the card is made from bits and pieces of my stash - buttons, pearls and ribbon.  It's one of my favorite combos!

I will be back tomorrow.....but not with a sewing card this time.


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