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So, those of you who have been reading my blog know that lately I’ve been loving my my mom’s sewing machine. Earlier this week she came and took it away – to make curtains! Really, Mom, curtains? My paper crafting is soooooo much more important! 😉

Anyway, the day she came to make me cry borrow take back her sewing machine, I ran downstairs and did a quick stitch around an index card so I’d have one to play with – yesterday was the day!

I misted the card with water, rubbed Distress Stains over it, then misted with water again to make them blend even more. It’s a small miracle the card didn’t simply disintegrate under that much abuse. And I’m wasn’t finished with it yet!

I took mercy and dried the card after all that, then laid down a stencil and misted with Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist. Heat set again. I stamped the butterflies and words in Cobalt Archival Ink and the swirls (an old, old Fancy Pants set) in Coffee Archival Ink and called it done.

I love how the misting turned out – in some lights you see a small shimmer, in other lights you really see the bronze pattern. And Archival Ink is becoming a new love – I have an order placed for a bunch of new colours – yay!

I also like how the stitching turned out to be a textural component rather than a frame, as I initially intended – love when things turn out different but better than planned!

M spent most of yesterday with Nana (the sewing machine thief) baking brownies, playing with her new toys, and watching TV so an index card was pretty low on her list of priorities, we’ll see what today brings!

S.

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