Sunday, February 7, 2010

Embellish with Ribbon

I've had this idea for a card in my head for awhile (do any of you do that). Between Embellish's challenge and Paige's challenge to use fabric, I was super inspired to make this card a reality. And I realized CPS sketch was very similar in design too! I'm never good at combining challenges, but apparently I did it with this one. Here's Ashley's inspiration photo:

And the sketch:

And here's my card:
For this card I drew a heart on my fabric (there are two layers), pinned them to patterned paper and sewed around. I left just a little hole to stuff some cotton in. It's has tons of dimension!

And since I used burlap (anyone else love the burlap challenge on Project Runway) hopefully the edges will fray even more. Oh and you may not have seen burlap in this color before. I just used some of my spray inks to get the perfect brown!


In other news, thank you to all of you that have been so supportive of my stamp adventure. It truly means so much to me! You can purchase You're Dandy here.

Also, you have to go check out Tiff and Amy's blogs today. These girls are really rocking You're Dandy. Amy even worked in Key to My Heart!

31 comments:

craft_princess said...

WOW! Amazing! Now I have to ask because I have never actually sewed on card other than by hand or faux....but how do you keep the paper from crushing in a machine? I figured it would just tear or crumble.

Any suggestions??
Thanks!
-Stacie

KAREN B. said...

Really cool and trendy card, was it difficult to stitch around the burlap?

Laurel said...

Oh this is a beauty!

Jessica said...

I totally do that!! Ideas bounce in my mind all day everyday :) I'm so glad you made yours a reality because it is gorgeous. TFS

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous Courtney!!! Love the heart!!!

Tiff said...

We are SO on the same wavelength (I must be playing with your new stamp set a little too much)! LOL! The paper just screams Valentine's Day! Your card is gorgeous! That burlap is such a cool element!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very creative! What a super fabulous creation.

Deanna said...

Super cute! You should email this to Paige at Card Trends, she is looking for heart and fabric this week! :)

Elise said...

NO, no, NO - YOU'RE A DANDY! Seriously, Courtney! {Oh, if there was simply more time in the day!} This card is stunning! I love your style and decision process in your crafting! Fabulous! {I really want to TOUCH IT!} hee hee

Maureen said...

what stunning paper! Wow! that heart says it all!

AnitaRex said...

Such an awesome card! Love that burlap! And love that you made it the color you wanted. The cotton inside adds the perfect touch!

Ann said...

LOVE that burlap heart! You rock, girlie! And, yes, sometime I get ideas and just have to wait to put them into action. :D

Laural-Lee said...

The use of burlap is a fantastic idea. Don't you love being inspired by other types of art. If I had time I'd be watching project runway too. Those ppl are so talented!

Annmaree said...

thats awesome!!!

Virginia L. said...

Creative and original. Love your take on the challenge!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

This is amazing Courtney! WOW! So unique and fun! I love that heart! I am still trying to figure out how to use my darn sewing machine that I got for Christmas! LOL!! It has been very frustrating...but I am determined to conquer! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Scrapping Julie said...

super cute courtney. love the burlap on it and your new stamp set is SWEET!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love your card! So cool! I loved that burlap, potato sack challenge too! Very cool inspiration! :)

de said...

So pretty! I love this! Embellish challenges are fun! I love to combine them with EBKS, which I still need to do for this one!

Kay said...

CUTE, girl!!! Once again, I love what you've done with the texture and dimension!!! This is a fabulous idea!!!
♥♥ Kay

Lea L. said...

That heart is really neat...it adds so much texture! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

♥Lea

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! You are so creative! (Hence the title of your blog I'm guessing!) LOVE how you colored the burlap and sewed it on.

FAB card!

travelingmama said...

This is just way cool! Love that burlap! Hope you are having a great week, girlie!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow! What a beaty!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow I love this and love the texture of the heart!!!

Stephanie said...

this is stinkin' AWESOME!!! i love the burlap & yep, I'm really enjoying Project Runway...thank goodness it's back in NYC, but I wish it was back on Bravo too!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Hey Courtney, I love that heart! This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So cute, Court! :) Loving the texture! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Charlene Austin said...

Um...hello! The burlap is amazing!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty!!

Wendy said...

Hey this is really stunning! I love the heart, I need to venture away from stamping and use different products. You make it look so easy and so great!