Sep 15, 2018

Vintage Tim Holtz Dressform Inventor 3 Stamped Card


Hi friends!  I'm back today with another two-toned stamped plaid background card.  In case you missed the tutorial for this plaid background, click HERE.  For this plaid I wanted to go feminine and chose to dip my panel in a bath of Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, then stamped in Worn Lipstick and Crushed Olive.  A little trick I used to make the colors less intense was to lightly lay a baby wipe over the inked and spritzed stamp before making my imprint with my Stamp Platform. This took up just enough ink to make a lighter and less even impression. 


I stamped and watercolored the dressform image from the Tim Holtz Inventor 3 stamp set.  I stamped the scissors from the same set onto sanded gold Metallic Kraft Core and embossed in black.  I adhered some old buttons and used my sewing machine to stitch the many layers.


I made a tiny thread holder with Tim's Labels die set and stamped 3/4 from his Merchant stamp set.


I stamped the border of my main panel with the beautiful Ornate Trims stamp set, a gift from my crafty BFF Sara Emily.  She accidentally ordered two and was so kind to send me this set I've been wanting for ages!  Thank you my friend!  I couldn't wait to ink it up!  :)


As a final detail, I added inked Tim's Floral Texture Fade with Shabby Shutters and ran it through my machine.  I tucked in one of Tim's new 3D Impresslits, Scallop, which I sponged with Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo.  I had so much fun making this card and hope you like it! 

14 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable, such fun elements. Love the bits of stitching. Enjoy a great weekend.

Darlene said...

Hello my friend ... sorry I have been to visit in awhile ... busy, busy, busy! But I see your creations are just as inspiring as always! LOVE this and the real stitches just make it all the better! FANTASTIC creation Autumn! Hope you are well!! HUGS

Isabel Gonzalez said...

Oh Autumn, this is the cutest card ever!

nancy buzzard said...

The colors are perfect for a feminine card; the layers, old buttons, and stamped images all compliment each other. Love the plaid backgrounds; can't wait to see how you use the other samples!

Mimi said...

Hello, you! I always love sewing-inspired card!!! So pretty. Hey, stay dry, huh?!

Donna Ellis said...

Cheery sewing theme creation, Autumn. The dress forms bring back a touch of nostalgia and a feeling of being loved. My mother’s greatest passion was fashion design and I always wore the most incredible outfits as a result! Thanks for bringing back those special moments for me today through your wonderful masterpiece. Hugs, de

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Love the card.. and these are my fave colors... pink and green with touches of black! Just my cup of tea.... the stitching adds to much too. Very pretty and creative!

Paper Profusion said...

Yes I do like it! Really feminine and pretty card Autumn. Your machine stitching is very neat indeed! The ornate trims stamp is calling to me now! Nicola x

Redanne said...

I don't like it.... I love it!! What a gorgeous background, the two tone is beautiful and I love how you added real stitching to your sewing themed elements. A stunning card! Hugs, Anne xx

Marty Fishman said...

I love it! Your card is so sweet and what an awesome theme! I love that plaid background and it's perfect for this card. Your Impresslit is so pretty just inked up and is a great accent, as are all of your clever sewing embellishments. Great card, Autumn! Hugs :-)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is just the sweetest Autumn, so fresh in colour and with those additional wrapped spools of thread teamed up with those haberdashery images the stitched edge ties it all together so nicely. Amazing creation as always.
Hope you are safe and well dear Friend.
Hug Tracey xx

Paper Wishes said...

Such a pretty card I dont usually go for pink but with this green it looks really bright and warm.

butterfly said...

Such pretty springtime colours - you're making that stamp look very tempting!
Alison x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Autumn, being a former quilter and one who still loves sewing, this is such a gorgeous card to see! I love all the beautiful details and how you've included so many wonderful "notions" and images. I remember using a dress form many years ago, and I really love how you've used it. Truly a wonderful card with your lovely sale...and I also love that you have some DP with Scripture on it. Hugs and love, sweet friend! (P. S. While I don't always get an opportunity to comment, I love receiving your blog emails. You are a joy!)

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