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- it ends tonight- I will be home from work ~ 9PM EST, so By 10 PM.....
I have been inspired to make cards for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. McMahon Five Designs
new BCA freebie is released today, so I used it for my card.
Such a fun image, isn't it??? You can find it HERE
in the McMahon Five Designs store in the Breast Cancer charity. I used Mountain Rose cardstock- love the color and ohhh so shimmery
- it is one of my absolute favorite cardstocks.....!!! For the next layer- I want to show you a sewing tip- you can use your straight edge punches around curves- just like you are sewing in a sleeve or around a neck line.......
First, I drew a circle for my Sketch from Card Patterns:
Yes, I traced around the masking tape and cut out the DSP.......
Next, I punched out the straight edged punch. I liked how this design goes with the tail of the bird:
This will go around the circle......seriously.......
How you ask???
Cut notches in the edging of the punch- come up to ~ 1/8 inch from the decorative edge. Notice the Rt end of the punched strip......if the punch is wider, you will want the notches wider on the bottom too, so the punch will curve smoother- so can you see the difference between the notches on the Rt and Lt end???
Next is the test.......you may need to practice a few times if this is new to you.......
Sorry the picture is a bit blurry- I have applied tape to the bottom side of the edge of my circle, and have started slowly easing the punched edge to it.
There you go- what do you think???
Next, I colored my image with Copics and added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. The bird die is a Tim Holtz and is cut out of more pink cardstock- love the pink and the Kraft colored cardstock together! The cardstock is Safari Brown and it is texturized in columns- looks awesome IRL as a birdcage too....... I added some pearls to the birdcage and added a row of Cluny lace with a Zig Zag.
I added pink silk ribbon and more lace to the side with a Zig Zag stitch and added more pearls. I added one more little embellishment- I made a decorated Pretty as we call it in the Technique Junkies
- that is the flower which is colored with Pink Copic markers.
My tutorial showing a straight edge punch as the outer border of a card is HERE
The technique also works with lace- that tutorial is HERE
If you would like to see more samples- the technique was the Monday Technique on Splitcoaststampers- you can look at the technique gallery TLC320 for more inspiration HERE
For basic information regarding sewing on cards, HERE
is that tutorial.
Challenges for today:
- Sketch 138
Craft your passion
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet
- anything goes
Outlaws- greeting challenge
- Pink Awareness
- something that flies
- Geometric shapes
- Friday- use fancy trim- I have Cluny lace and the altered punched trim
Inspire Me Fridays
- Pink for BCA
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