Well, today, I have something to share with you that is a little new for me. I got all of this great Anna Griffin stuff for Christmas. I am finally getting a bit of time to play with some of it and trying some new things. This is a card I made with some stamps that I hadn't used yet. These are a beautiful vintage sewing stamp set that is available on HSN.
I took some white card stock and stamped several things from the set in black. I then used colored pencils (new for me) and colored them in. I used precision scissors and a craft knife to cut everything out. After the hand cramps stopped, I got back to work assembling everything. To start with, I took several strips of Anna Griffin paper that I had left as scraps. I stuck them down to a piece of scrap card stock in stripes. I then loaded the sewing machine with gold thread and sewed all of the stripes together. I cut out the mats and added the lace. I then cut the scalloped hearts and pillow shapes (CTMH AP) and inked them with a chocolate ink. I couldn't find any stamps that had the sentiment that I wanted, so I wrote it myself. I know... should have printed it on the computer. Lesson learned. Hee! Hee!
I popped everything with 3D adhesive and added the ribbon (My Craft Spot). I added a couple of gems to the pins and some glossy accents to some of the pieces.
I added a few more cut outs on the inside of the card as well. These, again, were stamped in black and then colored in with colored pencils. When it was all said and done, we were just thrilled with the final card. The only problem with this one will be mailing it. Between the mats and all of the layers of paper, it is probably the heaviest card to come out of our craft room, so it will probably cost more to mail than it did to make. Hee! Hee! Oh well... It's worth it. We would just love to hear what ya'll think about this one and we sincerely appreciate your visit today!