Sabrina gave us a fun challenge to use buttons. I chose to use one of my very first border punches - needles and buttons.
I lightly scrapped gesso over the papers, after it dried I used a paper piercer and a wierd ruler that has tiny evenly spaced holes in it make faux stitching holes. I then slowly used a light brown micron pen to make faux stitches.
I roughed up the edges with a distressing tool before adhering it to cream coloured cardstock.
Thank you for looking.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 GMT Views: 948
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Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
OMWord!! This is another one of those fantastic collage, mix cards!!! You are sooo good at this my friend! I just love what you do and all the "stuff" you put on looks so phenomenal!! Wow, girlfriend! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
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Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 5:54 PM
Oh WOW! I LOVE this! You are really rocking with mixed media and distress, my personal favorite! My goodness, the embellishments, the clever way you used the border punch- Awesome and your stitches look real! Another favorite!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 28013
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 5:54 PM
I love this!! This has a totally vintage look to it with the distressing and the gesso...wow! Your use of the buttons and needles border punch is inspired ...(I've never seen that punch before,,,it's really cool). Love the lace, love the flower....jumped right into my favs :) GREAT card Miss Susie!
Registered: April 19, 2006 Location: Waterford, WI Posts: 20359
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 6:20 PM
Ohh! Ohh! Ohh! My heart is in my throat. This is awesome. I love the color of the entire card. I love the stitching, and the lace, and the "lace look" and the background is awesome. You know I just about pitched an entire package of those shear leaves. You have given them a new lease on life. This is beautiful!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 79959
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 12:18 AM
Weird ruler? Not a Tim Holtz one? He has one with holes designed for piercing, but I must admit that while it's my everyday ruler, I prefer Magic Mesh for my piercing template. Susie, this is a shabby chic beauty. I love the decorative dress form paired with the skeleton leaf (I had mine out to try to use on my card, but I can tell you they didn't look this good, maybe 'cos my tissue background paper was too strong compared with your distressed background), and the lace and flower. And what fun buttons you brought along - that punched border is totally brilliant.