Tuesday, May 06, 2014
I started with a large envelope and made a white card base that would fit in it. I embossed two quarters sheets white cardstock, rubbed them lightly with a white pigment ink pad and embossed them with clear embossing powder. It gives the raised areas a bit of lustre without adding colour. I layered them on my card front and stitched them down using my sewing machine and white thread.
I added a double punched scallop border (SU) which I embellished with rhinestones and two layers of vintage white seam binding which I laid over the place where the two layers overlapped. I added two embossed hearts and a punched greeting which I backed with vellum and adhered to the front of my card using 3D foam tape.
My Mom has been a sewer all of her life. She made all of our clothes when we were little and most of our clothing well into high school - even our winter coats!! She has tackled a wide variety of projects for others as well, including a deer skin jacket - beautiful!! She mostly sews for herself and my Dad now, tackles small projects and does a lot of quilting in the winter months. They live independently and will soon be both over eighty. I am looking forward to seeing them and letting them know how much I appreciate them!!