Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Stampscape Inchie Birthday Card.
Inchies are cards with one inch vignettes.  This is a masculine birthday card made with a layout of 4 inchies using small parts of Stampscape stamps.

Let us Grow Old like Beautiful Lace, Cherished and Treasured and Cared for with Grace

I made this embellishment for a birthday card for my sister.  You can see the full card toward the end of the blog.  It turned out to be one of my all time favorite cards.  Maybe that is because of the sentimental value.  Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are centered around watching my sister draw and design clothing.  When she was in high school drawing was one of her favorite past times.  My mother had a desk from her childhood that she refinished and put in my sister's bedroom.  My sister would sit for hours drawing ladies with fashionable clothing.  Her dream was to be a designer of couture clothing.  My grandmother, mother and sister all sewed clothing.  I remember once my mother making turquoise (my favorite color) look alike dresses for the three of us.  They had those twirly skirts and mine had a big black K in a beautiful font on the bodice. I loved that dress! My sister helped me with my first sewing project in junior high school.
I started with Ranger Archival ink and stamped the image below on Cryogen card stock.  The image is an unmounted rubber stamp from a I'm not sure who it belongs to.  If anyone knows, I will be happy to add the name here.  

Colored with Copic Markers below:

I used the Brother Scan'n Cut to cut out the image.  It did a great job!  And then I tried free hand writing the poem that I wanted to use and cutting that out.  FABULOUS!  This just amazed me that it would cut such a fine line.  So much fun to use my new Christmas present!!  Thank you to my wonderful husband!!!
So Cool!
Next, some deckle edged vanilla cardstock.

I found this really cool paper, Botanique!.

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I cut out layered ovals and mounted the sewing girl with pop-ups.
Colored up some scrap lace left over from a wedding recpetion invitation...

Added some tiny buttons. And a row of edging cut out on the Broteher Scan 'n Cut.