Yes, another lame post title…oh wait, you won’t see the other lame title for a few more hours (hee hee, I scheduled a post for later…gotta spread the goodness out). Sew, yes, lame title – I love puns, what can I say?
It is a new month and that means a new challenge in the Papertrey Pixie blog group. This is my month to host (PTPC2). I love inspiration challenges – mostly because there are so many different directions you can go that you get a great variety in cards and that makes it fun (to me). I found this fun selection of fat quarters (hence the sewing pun).
What drew me to the selection originally was the colors, but when I started making my card I found I also liked the arrangement of patterns. I stuck with the same design on each square (unlike the inspiration) because I think with cards it helps unify it when stamping (had I had the right pattern paper, I would have used different patterns). I also went with a scallop die because I don’t have pinking shears.
Now if I could just learn to sew! I recently bought the Janome SewMini. I love the machine but it really likes to *go* so I have a hard time controlling the paper as it goes. Oh well – wonky is charming, right?
And by using my Damask set, I’ve also accomplished another challenge – inking up those heretofore uninked images. I love this set and everything I’ve seen done with it…but I must say my previous attempts at using this set have ended in the trash. I like this one though – so yay!!
Ink: White, Hibiscus;
Paper: Kraft, Raspberry, Chocolate, Chartreuse, Orange Crush, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus;
Other: buttons in colors above (PTI); sewing machine & thread (not PTI); Scallop Square die (Spellbinders);