Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vintage Fabric Love

Yes, I know, I said I would make a better attempt to blog, but well - I work two jobs. My schedule can be kind of crazy. I work a mixture of days and, on occasion, overnight. A boy has got to eat and sleep sometime. However, I DO have three more projects to share soon (already photographed) because I HAVE been making things here and there. And, I have a list of things I want to make.

I’m here today with a card for the Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday Challenge. It seems that I miss challenges a lot of the time, and I am so happy I found the time to participate in this one because the trigger is totally up my alley. A vintage embroidery pattern:

Pattern Play

I love everything about this, from the pattern itself, to the colors. So, I tried my best to make a project that reflected the original. I bought Lovely Layers from Papertrey a while ago (like, October!) and I hadn’t the chance to ink it up, but it was perfect for this.




Lot’s of stamping here! I made this knowing that I was going to send it in the mail, so I wanted to keep it kind of, “simple.” The majority of the stamps from Lovely Layers. I went back in with an Inkadinkado flourish to add more detail. I also used some dots from Polka Dot Basics II, and a leaf from WPlus 9’s Folk Art Florals. To give it more of a fabric look, I took my Just Jeans background and stamped over the entire panel. I do this when I want to add more texture.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day.


Stamps: Lovely Layers, Just Jeans, Folk Art Florals, Polka Dot Basics II

Ink: Regal Rose, Brocade Blue. Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake (SU); Limeade Ice, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink); Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink), Vellum (Jo-Ann)

Other: Tread (Coats & Clark), Button and Twine (Papertrey Ink)


  1. What a beautiful card! Love the center flower, and your stamping is superb!

  2. Wow!! This is gorgeous! It looks like fabric and I thought it was patterned paper!!

  3. Trell ~ YEAH!!! So nice to see you again posting! I am sure you are very busy but it's so nice to see your creations! This one is simply BEAUTIFUL! I hope you get more to craft soon ~ missing seeing you work! Have a great day!!!

  4. Gorgeous card and wonderful take on the Trigger! I love the colors, pattern you created and the Lovely Layers are perfect here.

  5. Hey Trell! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  6. This is stunning Trell! Like Kara I really thought this was patterned paper until I read and looked in more detail! Beautiful!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving some love! I so appreciate it!!

  7. Seriously, making patterned paper is your THING! This is incredible and looks exactly like something a famous company would commission. I actually thought it was a patterned paper base with extra stamping...can't even believe it's from "scratch"!!


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