Pretty clothes! Pretty shoes! and such PRETTY colors! I love this beautiful collection............ so I made a card to match.
I was so *dancin' happy* to find that I had a sunshiney gingham patterned paper (from My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose collection) to match my fabrics! Totally fun.
Well if you want to make that fabric flower too, here's how:
Grab your trusty ole PaperTrey Ink large scalloped border die (doesn't everyone have one of those?)... And..... ignore the flower and pearl-button for a moment please. They aren't s'posed to be there.
Next step (use imagination) ... die-cut a strip of gingham using the border die <-- too obvious for words -- and then use the widest stitch (around size 4 perhaps) on your sewing machine........
see ^ like this ^
weeelll... I should have said this at the sewing-step, but since I didn't, I'll just sincerely hope at this point that you didn't double stitch the ends. They need to be loose and the threads free.
So, grab one end of the loose thread and pull it gently until the scalloped strip starts bunching and gathering. It will automatically (involuntarily perhaps) curl into a round.... just tease it a little here and there and it will be fine.
And all you have left to do is cobble on a cute flower and a button and a pearl on top (later I found out that the flower was actually two flowers kind of stuck together, so since I'd already stuck it on I separated the petals and made it add more "pouf" to the whole thing-y)
hey buddy. purty cute!
Stamps from BasicGrey and Crafty Secrets.
Can't wait to show you more, but time slips away from me EVERYDAY. how does it happen? Life's getting to a crazy fever-pitch ..... *groan*
Thinkin' of giving up this blogging madness.......