Friday, February 26, 2010

Embellish-It FC77 - Levi's

Did you know that February 26th is Levi Strauss' birthday, Our challenge this week at Embellish-It Scrapbooking this week is to create a birthday card or any occasion card for someone inspired by ads of the jeans, using pictures with the jeans or a part of jeans/tag/pocket/buttons.

So, my card is more of a general card than a birthday or occasion card, though will be given on the occasion of our church retreat this weekend.

Stamps: Spring Blossoms (Sarah Kay)
Paper: Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Cut up jeans, Patchwork Thickers, Lime Rickey Brad (Basic Grey), Stickles, Martha Stewart Border Punch, lace

I wanted to piece the jeans into my image. I used cut up jeans that used to belong to my daughter and were damaged to the point that they could not be given to the thrift store. I had one dark pair and one very light pair. So I mixed them into the image. I love the dramatic contrast.

I used Mod Podge to stiffen the jeans, and then sent them through the Big Shot with a frame die and flower dies to create jeans flowers. The brad is from Basic Grey.

I used the Thickers and lace on the inside of my card to help hold up the easel. I love the contrast against the navy blue.

Reminder - Embellish-It Scrapbooking has a great deal on ribbon right now.
1. Each customer who purchases $5.00 in American Crafts products will receive a spool of ribbon.
2. For every purchase of Thickers, you will receive a free spool of American Crafts ribbon. So, if you buy 3 packs of Thickers, you get 3 spools of ribbon for free.

PLUS - Free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.


Marlene said...

Holy cow!!! What detail!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Peggie said...

What a fun use of old jeans. Great job.

Jodie from Oz said...

Julie, Your card is stunning, I love the image and your wonderful colouring. Such a fun challenge and you perfected it. hugs Jodie from Oz

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Julie! I don't think I've ever seen this stamp look so stunning and I love your easel design too. Hope you're well. Hugs, Chris :)