A Card Inspired By Clothing

A Card Inspired By Clothing
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For about a week, I had an idea in my head for a card.  I recently purchased a soft black top with sparkly silver beads on the pocket and edges of the sleeve.  I figured I could take my double-sided Red-Line tape and adhere a line or a pattern to some black cardstock, and then dump silver glitter on it to form a sparkly line.  In 2005, when the family was helping me prepare to sell my Grandma’s house, I came across some old art supplies from when my mom, aunts, and uncle were living in the house.  I saved some vintage “Sparkl-It Non-Tarnish Aluminum Glitter” in a jar, among some other useful art supplies.  I decided to use it when making my card.

Before actually making the card, I was thinking it would be fun to do a checkerboard pattern on a card.  I was flipping through my DCWV paper stacks when I came across some fun black & white 1980’s-looking paper.  This reminded me of one of my best friend’s photos from her Senior photo session in 1990.

So, here are the inspirations for my card:

Black & silver tee

Black & silver tee

Stacy's 1990 Senior Picture

Stacy's 1990 Senior Picture

Here is the finished product – the black and white card I made, inspired by a t-shirt and a friend’s photo.  I think it would work on its side with the buckle at the bottom, but I also really liked it as a portrait length card.  Click on any image to view it larger:

My 1980's Buckle Card

My 1980's Buckle Card

That was fun, and I think I will look for more things to inspire my card-making creativity!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. I love it too :). You should totally be a stamp demonstator. I am ready to be done just because I can never find the time except that I have such a nice group of friends that join me.

    • Thanks – how flattering! I l like just being known as a real estate agent/broker who makes cards for her hobby, but if that changes, I’ll let you know. 🙂 I wish I had lots of crafty friends like you here at home – you’re blessed to have a great group of crafty ladies.

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