Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #22 - Scrapbooker's Paradise

This was the Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law that depicts his favorite shirt - a thread bare, chambray denim shirt with a well worn polka dot hanky.  I used some rough sandpaper on the shirt 'fabric' paying particular attention to the edges.  I worked and worked at distressing the paper "hanky" to get a fabric look with frayed edges.  It is hard to see in the photo but the edges of the hanky as well as the cajun cardstock have both been distressed.  I also used some snaps from my sewing collection that were originally black but I sanded off most of the color to give them a worn look as well.  I hauled out my machine and did the stitching in a denim blue color thread.  What a blast this was!!!

Supplies: Black & Cajun Craze - Stampin Up; Blue "Denim" is Basil, Polka Dot paper - unknown


  1. How adorable Geri! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  2. I really love your card. I am partial to denim and partial to pockets and you have incorporated both! I see you are from Manitoba. I am in Vancouver now, but I came from Manitoba in 1989. I lived first in Brandon and then in Winnipeg.

  3. This is magnificent! Great job and thanks for Playing in Paradise!