Updated : I forgot to mention that I used Teri’s sketch (upside down 😀 ) at Skipping Stone Challenge#89. That was actually the starting point of this card and I don’t know how I forgot to mention it here. Silly me!!
A2 Yes, I used the Faber Castell sketch pens.
A3 I use Color Box FROST WHITE ink and I love it. I do not have it in stock at the moment, but if you would like to purchase it, drop me an e-mail and I will get it for you.
Q4 Do we really need these die-cut machines, when we have the best tools with us…10 fingers and one good scissor? – Tejal
A4 To tell you all the truth, each time I start making a card or any other project I wish I had some of those fancy tools to make life a little easier. But then when I finish making a card, I am always so proud of myself for having done it without any tool 😀
Q5 What does shabby chic mean? – Snehal
A5 I don’t have the exact definition for you but as far as I know it’s a mix of vintage and distressed along with a soft and feminine feel. Use of pastels, distressing, a worn out look, floral prints, vintage lace, classic and pretty, they all add up for the shabby chic appeal.
Q6 Tips on Sewing. What thread I use? Do I poke holes before I start sewing? -Tejal
A6 My tips:
– Poke holes before you start sewing on your card
– Poke holes from the wrong side of your card stock, that makes it easy and you are saved from the trouble of rubbing off the pencil marks
– I use a big size needle and and foam pad as a cushion when poking holes.
– use embroidery threads (I use anchor threads, easily available in India). They have a good texture and are available in ample colors
– A standard embroidery floss has six strands of thread. Vary the number of threads (use 2, 3, 4, 6) and get a different look each time
– Hand Sewing might take some time. Have patience and watch your favorite program or listen to your favorite song and enjoy sewing 🙂
Advice1 Join a design team to spark up the mojo and keep you going. – Yvonne
A1 You know, each time I think about joining a design team, the questions that comes to my mind are ” Am I ready for it? Am I good enough to be on a design team? Will I be able to inspire all those wonderfully talented people out there? What if I go blank when working in a timeline?
And I never get those questions answered, so end up not applying for the design team positions. But I guess I need to give it a try and that’s the way to get all the above questions answered 🙂