My mom was not a seamstress, but she did have pinking shears. They're big & heavy with black handles--still work great. One day I was looking for something in her old sewing box & noticed them, so decided to put them with my craft supplies. Recently Helen mentioned using her mother's pinking shears & Tracy made a card I wanted to case. Both influences can be seen in my entry for the current challenge at Impression Obsession.
The beautiful filigree egg image from the set called Easter Eggs was randomly stamped & heat embossed. Then I blended 3 Distress Oxides: worn lipstick, cracked pistachio & wilted violet. Next I used the pinking shears to cut the wavy edge of a white panel & I stamped the sentiment (cut off the flourish) in Delicata Silvery Shimmer. I have an inexpensive roll of white sequins in a container on my table & decided to use them instead of ribbon across the top--fun change for me! The egg panel was attached with no adhesive next to the pinked edge, so it isn't flat even though I didn't use foam tape. I'd planned for the eggs to be the bottom of the card. However, as I was working the card was under my panel & the eggs showed much better with that little strip of white below them. I think my mom would love that I used her shears. Got a little tearful wishing she was here, but also brought back happy memories of my always loving mom.
I'm also entering Allsorts, CAS on Friday, SSS Wednesday & SSS National Craft Month. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.