Thursday, November 25, 2010

Styling with Couture

this is the card for Gingersnap Creations - Chestnut Theme Challenge - Haute Couture. i saw this really cool couture design by John Galliano. so i thought i'll do my thing... & this is what i came up with...

i distressed the card with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks (victorian velvet, aged mahogany) & stamped with swirls. then i used a written patterned paper and adhered it on to a tag. i used a colored twine thread and instead of an eyelet, i used a button up side down. the tag is inked and embossed gold wording "always" is affixed. then i used an iced gold cardboard to stitch on. finally add everything together with the lace and Voila!!!

Things i used:
Tim Holtz's Distress Inks - victorian velvet, aged mahogany, vintage photo, tea dye & walnut stain
Printed paper
Metal button
Colored Twine
Embossed Wording

Challenges i entered:
Gingersnap Creations - Random Redhead Challenge - Stitching
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distress Inks

The Shabby Tea Room - Pick a cause (my cause is "all in the name of fashion")

I hope you like my design...


  1. great card, love the colors! thanks for playing along this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

  2. Love how you incorporated a tag onto the card! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Love those colors and fabulous combination of images.

  4. This is beautiful - so retro and elegant! Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

  5. WOW this is stunning!

    This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

    Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

  6. Pretty card - very feminine! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)