Monday, 18 January 2010

Sew Happy Birthday

It's my daughter Sarah's 19th Birthday today and as she doing an Art Foundation year now studying textiles prior to her degree in September,  I've gone all out with a stitching themed card.
I'm also going to enter it in a couple of challenges:
Sew Many Challenges with a theme of anything goes (how about that with my card theme!!!)
Sunday Stampers with a theme of Birthdays as it's Hels Sheridan challenge's second birthday

To make the card I stamped my favourite brocade background stamp (sadly very old and source unknown) in VersaFine Vintage Sepia directly on the cream card blank.
I then trimmed scraps of fabric with pinking shears and stuck these on. I printed out an image from Dezinaworld's Sew 1 collage sheet and cut it out leaving a narrow white border.
I also cut out the scissors and a thimble from the sheet and assembled the card as shown, adding 2 gingham fabric flowers with buttons stitched in the centre, a scrap of ribbon and a greeting on a frayed piece of aida fabric.

18 comments:

  1. Wow Fliss!! I love this card. How creative and original! It's definitely SEW appropriate for Sew Many Challenges lol We're so glad you joined us this week and hope to see you joining us more in the future!!

    happy Birthday to your daughter Sarah!

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  2. Fabulous, Fliss! Bet she loves it! Happy birthday to your girl, and best wishes for a bright future...

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  3. Love the theme of this birthday card sew original!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter

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  4. How nice to match your card so well to your daughters chosen subject. And the greeting on the piece of binca works very well. She will love it.

    One of my sons did an art foundation course but then went to photojournalism for his degree.

    B x

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  5. Gorgeous card, just loving all those layers you have popped on it....tis FAB! I bet she loves it and Happy Birthday to her too...hope she has a wonderful day....thanks for joining in with the challenge...have a good week x

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  6. Wonderful card Fliss

    liz xx

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  7. What a fitting B-day card for your daughter. How thoughtful!

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.
    KymKreates

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  8. What a great card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at SMC.

    hugs
    Mary

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  9. Fantastic card Fliss, your daughter will love it. She has obviously inherited your creative flair.
    Fiona x

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  10. wow this is gorjus hun love those papers too love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx fab design

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  11. WOW, What a perfect card for your Daughter!!!! She is going to LOVE it!!! Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges!

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  12. So clever! Love that background stamp!!! Thanks for playing at Sew Many Challenges!

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  13. Wow! Fabulous! Love the scraps of material! Awesome idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Cards. Hope you'll be joining us for the next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Kym

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  14. Very creative, what a fabulous idea. Thanks for playing along at Sew Many Cards, hope to see you again soon.

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  15. Beautiful card Fliss, and thanks so much for the mention my friend, Its really special and i am sorry so late coming to let you know, i have had my grandchildren in the flat so its been hectic
    hugs June xxxx

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  16. a beautiful card fliss, love all the different elements xx

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  17. Hope she had a great Birthday! I did a foundation course in Art too - many moons ago! I did pottery, photography and fine art. Great mix eh??!!

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  18. I'm SEW happy to see you enter your awesome card at Sew Many Challenges! Love all the details and sewing stuff :)

    Angela
    SewManyCards.com

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Fliss xx