Saturday 19 October 2019

Funky Fossil Designs - October 2019 New Release - Preview Day #2

Hi everyone and welcome back to Day 2 of the Funky Fossil Design October New Release. 

We have two more super cute stamp sets to share with you today - Sew Lovely and Plant a Garden:

 I can't sew to save myself but know many talented men and women who are wizards with a needle and thread. I'm a gardener for a living, so this gardening set totally speaks to me and I can see it will get a lot of use!!!

For my card I wanted to make it 'pretty in pink' and add some needlework-type touches as well:

When I was little I loved to play (even though I was probably not allowed....) with a very old sewing machine (similar to this one) where it would be a table one minute and then  it would flip over and there was the machine. I was fascinated with the gold painting on it (it was black and the stand was all black with fancy metal work) and how it hung upside-down under the table. Really wish it hadn't been sold....

For this card I stamped the sewing machine image on some white CS with Gina K Amalgam black ink, coloured with my Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut out. I wanted to have stitching in the background so I used a Couture Creations circle die on some white CS. I then grabbed two stitching dies from MFT Stamps and die-cut them across the circle.

On the card front I used my new Funky Fossil 'Knitted Background Stencil', holding it in place with washi tape and blending over Distress Oxide ink in 'Spun Sugar'. The stitched circle was adhered to some white foam and then to the card front. And the sewing machine was put on some foam tape for dimension.

I gold heat embossed the sentiment (from the same stamp set) on white CS and gently blended the same Distress Oxide ink over top before popping on foam tape and gluing on some Neat and Tangled sequins.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge where their theme is 'All things Pink'.

I hope you've fallen in love with all these new stamp sets as much as I have and I'll be back soon with a chance to win your choice of one of these sets as we celebrate the sets being available to purchase!!

Take care


  1. Oh Shona what memories this image evokes - my mother sewed on an old singer all her life - she was able to have a motor fitted to it (not all could) and it was used right up to her death. I love how you have featured it here with the stitching around it.

  2. What a lovely card! I love the knitted stencil background and the sewing machine stamp looks amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Creative wishes, Jo