Friday, July 19, 2019

Upcycled Retro "You are inspiring" sewing pattern card


Hello Crafty Friends!

If you are a part of the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group on Facebook then you would have seen this project in process on my Show Me Sunday post.  I was in the midst of a project using an old sewing pattern and the You are stamp set:
You Are, Set of 5 - Mounted
Would you like to make an upcycled project using the lovely stamp set and an old sewing pattern?  Excellent!  You have come to the right blog post.  :)  Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the instructions...

Aside from the stamp set, you will also need:
  • An old/vintage sewing pattern in the original envelope
  • Glue stick or double sided adhesive sheet
  • Card stock for your mats and card base
  • Double sided adhesive tape roll
  • Foam tape
  • Kraft card stock to mount your sewing pattern
  • Black archival ink
  • Dye or water reactive ink that coordinates with your sewing pattern image
  • Circle or flower shape dies
  • Embellishments- such as stamen for the flowers and half pearls

Card Instructions:

  1. Cut the image from the front of a sewing pattern envelope.  Mat onto desired card stock.
  2. Cut Kraft card stock to desired size.  For my project, I made it slightly smaller than the card base.  Apply a large sheet of double sided adhesive tape or use a glue stick to mount a piece of the sewing pattern to the Kraft card stock.  Trim.  Optional:  Apply either a die cut, or wide ribbon or rectangular card stock to center of card front.  (In my case I foiled a wide ribbon in gold.) 
  3. Create a tent fold card using black card stock.  Mount Kraft/sewing pattern (from prior step) onto card front.
  4. Find two areas of your sewing pattern that is free from printing.  Stamp "You are" and "inspiring" onto the open areas.  Cut to size and mount onto black card stock.
  5. Mount the image onto the card front using foam tape.  Mount "You are" as shown or as desired.
  6. Mount "inspiring" as shown or as desired.
  7. To create the sewing pattern flowers:  Cut two strips of the sewing pattern that is as wide as your circle or flower die.  You will want it long enough for several flowers to be cut.  Fold several times to create two stacks.  Die cut one folded stack using a larger circle or flower die.  Set aside.  Use a smaller circle or flower die to cut the other folded pattern.  Dye your flowers as desired.  In may case I used a yellow and red dye.  Use a heat tool to help dry the pattern.  (It takes a long time to dry otherwise!)  Create your flowers.
  8. Mount the flowers to the card front.  I decided to mount mine around "inspiring" to really put emphasis on the word.
  9. Add embellishments.

Isn't it a cool card?  The tres chic woman looks quite inspiring in her retro dress!

Quietfire Design Stamp set used:  You are

Thank you for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the Inspiring retro card!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

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