Saturday, November 15, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


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We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

I was inspired by the sewing theme of the inspiration photo, but I don't have any sewing stamps (must remedy that another day). What I do have is lots and lots of Maya Road chipboard, in particular the Still Sew Cute collection, which includes, among other things, spools and needles. I covered a spool in a woodgrain pattern, then wrapped some strawberry twine around it. The needle is heat-embossed in silver (two times for extra coverage).

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's SWEET THING -- I just replaced the word "so" with tiny alphabet stickers spelling out the word "sew." In the background is a pink tag that I die-cut using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set from Reverse Confetti. Along the left edge is a DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die-cut.

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Reverse Confetti StampsSWEET THING
Ink: Espresso Truffle and Wedding Dress Memento Luxe ink
Paper: Echo Park This & That Graceful 6x6 collection, 
Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red card stock
Other: The Twinery strawberry twine, Maya Road Still Sew Cute chipboard pack,
sanding block, distressing tool, paper doily, foam tape


Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Amy. Loving the sewing theme and the needle and thread is a lovely touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Melody said...

That card is so sweet! Love the distressed edges with the doily peeking out.

Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute, Amy! Love the sweet design and the distressed edges are a perfect touch!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Amy. Love the spool, the thread, the needle... the papers are so pretty... love the distressed edges too.

Marisa said...

Perfect papers and adore the needle and thread.

Conniecrafter said...

very cute!!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely SWEET

Oliwiaen said...

Perfect choice of papers and colours, as always! Love the embossed needle, it looks so realistic :)

lenny tucker said...

How do you do the borders????

Amy Sheffer said...

lenny tucker, I use a Tonic/Tim Holtz distressing tool, similar to this one: