There are only a few cards that I have ever fallen in love with, but this one is definitely in my top 10 favorites of all time. I have had the base of this card sitting on my work desk for several weeks. I kept looking at it...over and over again, trying to figure out something extra special for it. I love how the Sweet Buttons embosslits cut from Crumb Cake CS and applied to a matching CS base make this card look like it has been embossed with an embossing folder. It took several runs through the Big Shot (about 6) to get enough buttons for the card front...but it was worth every crank of the handle. (Here's a great tip: I applied a Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the card stock before running it through the Big Shot Machine. Then all I had to do was peel-n-stick them to the cardstock base.)
I used the FTL136 layout from Clean & Simple Stamping. It was absolutely the perfect layout to use on this card. I rotated the layout 90 degrees and it worked perfectly for what I had in mind. I didn't really include a sentiment on this card...which makes it much more versatile. This would be a fabulous Mother's Day card.
I have memories of visiting my grandparents house when I was a young girl. My grandmother did a lot of sewing for other people. I guess you could call her a seemstress. Anyway, she had one of these wire form dress stands in her sewing room. I always thought it was really fascinating. That is probably one of the reasons I love this stamp set. I really wanted to make it look like there was a dress actually on the form, so I stamped it on the back of the dsp and cut it just outside the lines, flipped it over, and then adhered it to the stamped image. I made the skirt by punching some Love Notes DSP with the Scallop Circle punch, making a small snip to the center, and then fan-folded it between scallops. I used Tombow Multi-purpose Adhesive to attach the skirt to the card. I found some adorable little 3/8" wooden spools at the craft store (in the wood dept.), so I wrapped one with some thread and then used mini glue dots to attach it to the card.
I hope you have a great Easter weekend.