Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sew Lovely Birthday in Mambo

Woohoooo today I have a dear friend who celebrates her birthday and this is the card I have made and sent her.


Once again the Sew lovely/ Sew Sweet stamp set from the mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up! has won my heart and decided to use it for todays card.

I love the bright feel of this card. I have started with a A5 card blank in Basic Gray. I used the bobbin from the set to add a tone on tone pattern to the top half of the blank. Next I took a piece of Melon mambo card measuring 9cm x 10.5cm added a scallop border on both sides and ran it through the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder and the Big Shot.

A strip of Daffodil delight ribbon was edged with the same scallop punch and offset behind the first row, this created a really nice visual effect.

For the main panel I took some old olive card cut at 6.5cm x 6.5cm then a whisper white panel cut at 6cm x 6cm.  I stamped and pieced the sewing machine and using a ruler and the mambo marker pen a drew my cotton around it. I cut a slit at the bottom of the machine big enough to allow me to thread some white satin ribbon through. Before I adhere it to the back I stamped my sentiment on it in black ink. Now if you tried stamping onto your ribbon and all you got was a mess you want to spray your ribbon with some hair spray before you attempt stamping onto it, it works like a dream Smile. You do need to let the hairspray dry first though.

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I used some scraps to stamp the manikins on cut them out and  popped them to the side of my focal panel. Finished off with a old olive narrow grosgrain bow.

Here’s the supply list: All products Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated.
PAPER: Basic Gray, Melon mambo, Old Olive and whisper white cardstock, Daffodil Delight  Designer paper from the Brights stack
INK: Basic Black ink
STAMPS: Sew Lovely, Party this way
TOOLS: Scallop Border Punch ,
ACCESSORIES: rhinestones, white satin ribbon, and old olive narrow grosgrain ribbon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rebecca hope you’re having a fabulous day !!
thank you for stopping by see you again tomorrow.

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  1. I love this idea of the text going out the machine!!! Very beautiful!

  2. Love your card Monica !!! The colours work fab together you are a very talented lady xxxx Andy

  3. Monica, that is a really beautiful card. I love the ribbon coming out of the sewing machine :) Thank you for sharing

  4. Beautiful card Monica hugs maxine x

  5. What a gorgeous, bright, happy card! I love the Basic Gray card base, and the super-clever way you've created the sentiment, Monica. Great tip about the hairspray, too - thanks!

  6. Monica you are so very clever! Love the ribbon with sentiment coming out from the machine-awesome. TFS Cheers Donna Zammit :)

  7. I have fallen in love with this stamp set especially after our class and yet you still come up with a stunning design.

  8. How clever is this, I love the idea.


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