WT471 ~ Button It Up.
I made this for my SIL's upcoming birthday - finally I get to use sequins and they look OK!!
Because the TH dress form is quite big, this is larger than I normally make my cards, 7" x 5".
I stitched a piece of fancy tissue to the base and trimmed round it, and added a little embossing with white and Aged Teal ep.
I cut the dress form from chipboard, painted it with brown acrylic and stuck burlap over the body part. I pleated some Sinamay mesh and glued it on with a hot-glue gun, and tied a ribbon around. I added a little fabric-coated bird perched on the shoulder. Sequins are attached using French Knots with silver floss. I used Joanne's Pearlized Button tutorial to make a couple of large buttons. The chipboard was embossed with a fan design, and I used several colours of Perfect Pearls.
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 GMT Views: 953
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 4915
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 1:27 AM
Fantastic card. It is 2A.M and my sweet old lady dog is having one of her insomniac nights...not too good when you have to get up at 5 am for work. Your card made me smile. I love the bird on the shoulder and thebeautiful blue bkg. All the creative elements made me go back several times to your explanation. Absolutely wonderful.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32011
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 2:55 AM
I had to study this, and take in all the details - it's delightful from the pretty blue bg right down to the finishing touches of the pearlized buttons and mesh - I think I'll be CASEing you on this one, mf!