Friday, November 03, 2006

Dare3 it was all my fault

I thought Sewing would be such a good idea for this week's Dare. pah!
It wasn't long till I was regretting it, funny how all the ideas you get in your head just won't make it onto paper sometimes isn't it?
Anyway this was my card. All the letters are made from various ribbons, folded (or otherwise persuaded .....) into shape and sewn by machine onto some thin pink card. I used different stitches and wasn't too precious about how neat it looked going more for a "relaxed" look - well that's my excuse anyway. After the sewing I cut them out quite close to the stitches ready to be fixed onto the card. the "O" is made with loops of 4 differnet ribbons sewn together then a cute flower shaped button sewn in the middle (it hides all the messy stitching too) and tied with a dotty pink narrow ribbon. . I used a DL sized card - it had to be big to get all the letters on! The edges have strips of Junkitx Hip Hop Skinny Stripes paper along the edges - I love this paper.


The tag is machine sewn - a chance to try out the memory in my sewing machine which lets me load several stitches/letter patterns in and then just put my foot down - cool or what?. The little primas are sewn with bead centres and the button in the centre of the big Prima came from a pack of similar ones but I can't remember who makes them, sorry!

With a bit of luck I might even get rund to doing another card with sewing stuff on - I'm sure those ideas that are swimming around the goldfish bowl I call my head could actually get out and show themselves if I only force them.....

Don't forget you don't have to have a blog to play along now, we've got a gallery and an email address for you to send your cards to - check the Daring Cardmakers Blog for all the info. Now I'll sit back and look forward to seeing your "Just Sew" stories, shall I?

9 comments:

LisaBabe said...

I love everything about this card, Kathy - especially that fact that it's got my fave colour of the moment in it - GREEN :D:D:D

Paula said...

Gorgeous & I like the "ribbon, otherwise persuaded"!!!!!!
I can't tie bows. They always turn out upside down...I'm left handed my sis thinks that is the reason why so my bows will be knots from now on!!!!!
I think it is a really good dare.
You stole the hat trick, it can really only get better. Thanks

Kathy Pitt said...

oh this card is gorgeous!! How clever are you girl! I wouldnt know where to begin to make something like that!

Kel said...

I love this card - the colours are to die for and I have to get me some of that Junkitz...

Heidi said...

WOW - that must have taken forever to sew- love the card though

Jane said...

gorgeous as always !

Anonymous said...

Kathy your card is gorgeous.
I've really enjoyed this weeks challenge - thanks.x

Frog said...

Wow Kathy what a gorgeous card , i just love the stitched flower wording . I would not know where to start. Thank you for the lovely comments you left for my card.

Andrea xx

Frog said...

Fantastic card Kathy , i love the sticthed flower wording, i would loce that for my up and coming birthday lol.

Andrea xx