Our theme for the Dirty Dozen back in March was "Keeping You in Stitches". Well, I used to sew all my own clothes back in the 80's. I made at least one outfit a week and would always wear it to work on Friday. I have always enjoyed sewing and do a lot of it on my cards.
I have had the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Set for some time and haven't pulled it out of it's package. Gosh it was so fun to make this-why did I wait so long!!! I cut the dress form on chipboard, painted it with Picket Fence Crackle Paint (love that stuff). I free hand cut the bodice and cut two layers of paper for the skirt. The lace underskirt is actually a Martha Stewart Chrysanthemum punch-isn't it cute.
The frame is from my cast offs from something that didn't work a while back-it's a cuttle bug die and embossing folder. The pearls are from Recollection. I distress inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
This is a close up of the pretty pearls I used.
I even distress inked the red roses on this card as well.
This is the inside of my card. I used the spool pieces from the die and wrapped some crochet thread I had on hand around the spools and attached them for accent.
Makes me wish I had a pretty dress like this in my closet!!! Of course, since I sew, I could always make one right. But it's so much easier and much more fun to make them in miniature like this. I want to play with this die again real soon. Thanks for visiting me today. I hope I have inspired you to play with this die if you have it in your collection. See you real soon.