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8.10.2010

Lawn Fawn :: Sneak-a-Peek :: Bannerific + Sophie's Sentiments {again}


Hey there, Bleeps! Thanks so much for taking a peek yesterday of my card featuring some stamps from Lawn Fawn's Bannerific + Sophie's Sentiments stamp sets. As promised, I'm back today with another card, using the same stamp sets, but different stamps from the sets, and a slightly different style! I just wanted to show you how versatile the sets are. You can create something a little more elegant and also clean and graphic with a flair of elegance (my favorite)! And who says a baby card can't be elegant and cute? Why do we design baby cards as if they're given to the baby? They're given to the new parents, right? So, I thought to add some black to this baby card, not to weigh it down, but to add elegance and maturity for the new parents!

So, if you're wondering about those cute paper rosettes, they're from my friend, Maile Belles. I so admire her style and design and she's such a sweet person. Well, she made some for projects shown on her blog and I really like them, but somehow I can't make them! I only tried once, but she made it look so easy! I was super happy to receive some in the mail, especially handmade by Maile. That makes these great rosettes even better than if I made them myself! I think she could package them as embellishments and sell them!

The banners in "Bannerific" are a great way to add a sentiment and embellishment to your projects. When you see the entire set, you'll know it's a must-have for any stamper's collection!
To see more sneak-a-peeks featuring these new sets, please head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog to check out what the rest of the design team created!

Instructions
  1. Adhere doily to an A2 black card base.
  2. Die cut circle from fabric and add stitching.
  3. Adhere circle die cut to doily center.
  4. Stamp banner and sentiment on green cardstock, cut out, then pop off card front center.
  5. Add black rosettes and embellish with rhinestones.
Tips & Tricks
  • Stitching - Adding stitching, whether super straight seamstress-style or quirky and fun (like I've used today), is a great way to add texture and movement in paper crafting designs. If you're like me and have a difficult time sewing straight, sew crooked...on purpose! Not only is it fun, but you get a neat result too! If you want to practice sewing straight...well, don't ask me! I do find that sewing machines with a foot pedal speed are a lot easier to control. In my experience, going slow was the best way I could get a straight and even stitch. If you don't have a fabulous machine (again, like me - I broke my good one), then barely press the pedal, align the edge of the project on the sewing machine to something to keep it straight and use both hands to feed it through!
Supplies

Stamps :: Lawn Fawn- bannerific + sophie's sentiments
Ink :: Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - spring moss, true black
Fabric :: Love My Tapes - sticky-back polka dot
Embellishments :: KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Maile Belles - black rosettes; Craft Supply - doily
Tools :: Spellbinders™ - S4-114 standard circles LG nestabilities®, W-001 wizard; Janome - sewing machine

Thanks so much for checking out more peeks today! I'll be back tomorrow with something bold and something new...and more Lawn Fawn!

13 comments:

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful card, Ashley!
I love the doily and the stitching! So pretty! :)

Kary said...

WOW, another pretty card!! The stitching really adds interest to the card - very, very nice!!

Lindsay said...

This is fabulous Ashley! I love the black and wow Maile sure does have talent doesn't she?! I can't wait for these stamps to be available!

Diane Jaquay said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! The circular stitching adds a wonderful touch, and I love the doily and flowers and of course that fabulous BANNER!!!

Cass. said...

This is so pretty. Looks so elegant with the little doily in behind. The banner looks fab on this card.
In love with those little flowers too :)

Tara said...

This is so feminine and lovely with the doily and great colour combo... Love that banner!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card!

Heather Jensen said...

Simple and elegant! Those flowers are adorable. They are so tiny...it would be hard to make them. :)

catnap said...

You're right about designing the card for the parents and not the baby. And you really came up with a gorgeous card for the proud parents.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

ileana said...

I really love this one! thanks fo sharing your tips. Have a great day!

Maile Belles said...

Love, love, love it! Simply gorgeous! So happy to see you using the flowers, you make them look amazing!!!

Savitri said...

Cute cute and yes, love them little flowers!!!

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