Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mom's Pinking Shears

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.  
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29 comments:

  1. Oh Greta, what a fabulous card. The pinked edge makes for a fabulous drama...don't be surprised if a stamp co makes a die!

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  2. think i still have an big old pair of pinking shears too and got rid of all those various edged scissors I used to have - will have to dig those shears out and give this a try 'cause it certainly makes for a wonderful card.

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  3. So pretty!! I love the pinking shear border, and the lovely distress ink colors. Makes a beautiful Easter card.

    Theresa

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  4. Beautiful card, Greta, I love the gorgeous inky border. I think I may have an old pair of my Mum's pinking shears, I'll have to try and dig them out. xx

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  5. Beautiful card, Greta! My mom has some seriously awesome pinking shears, JO X

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  6. Cherish the memories of your Mum Greta and I bet she would have been pleased you had used her pinking scissors. Beautiful card, love the way you used the scissors and love the egg stamp, delicate and so very pretty x

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  7. Beautiful Easter card, Greta! Love the pinked edge!! (So fun you can use your mom's scissors!)

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  8. I LOVE this Greta!!!!! I have your card that you made me for Valentine's still up in my living room :-) I just love it!!!I tried finding a pair of pinking sheers years ago with no luck, but it's OK I has dies for that lol!

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  9. Hi Greta your card is lovely ,well done my friend xx

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  10. Great memories of your mom, Greta! Just love your wavy pinked border and the yummy inked eggs!!

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  11. Beautiful card and how wonderful you used you Moms scissors. I love the pretty design. Great Easter design.

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  12. Beautiful card Greta - and your Mom would be delighted to see you ruining her pinking shears on card/paper! That's a joke between us - my Mum used to hide her best scissors from me when I was a kid. She was the sewing person and I just loved to chop up paper! A lovely card, clever that you cut a wave as well - and a lovely memory shared with us.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. This is beautiful and all the more special because you used your mom's shears. You should keep this one or send it to your sister since the love of your mom went into it!

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  14. Oh, so pretty, Greta! Love the wonderful curved edge done with the pinking shears! Very special since you used your Mom’s shears! I don’t have my Mom’s pinking shears, but do have some buttons and the old sewing cabinet of hers. Anyways, do love this beautiful card....so special and beautiful!

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  15. I'm sure your Mom would love that you used her shears for your beloved hobby, Greta! I've used mine on cards, too, and will be putting this in my to-CASE folder because I love it! Your colored egg panel is divine!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. A very pretty card for our 'Bring on the Bling' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in. And yes, I remember how heavy those pinking shears were.

    B x

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  17. Gorgeous Greta. And a lovely reminder of your Mum. I too, remember the old type pinking shears.

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  18. So pretty Greta! Love the pinked edge and the pretty embossed image! So delicate looking!

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  19. The DI on the eggs is so soft and pretty. It is a wonderful design but to tell you the truth, I am cringing. Back in the day when I sewed I warned the boys about my good scissors not to be used on paper! There would be a penalty if they even touched them! I'm sure your mom would be happy that you were able to use hers for your hobby. She is smiling.

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  20. This is a lovely card, love the sequin addition and the great stamping, I can see why when using something of your Mum's, it would bring back lovely memories.
    Faith
    x

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  21. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Cas on Friday!
    Mariken DT

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  22. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts "Bring On The Bling" challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  23. Lovely project, so elegant! Thank you for entering our bling challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  24. Your Easter eggs are gorgeous, Greta! I love how you blended your inks and your clever use of pinking shears! And, to think I've spent 10 bucks on a die to get the same effect...good for you!

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  25. What a beautiful Easter card! I have pinking shears, too, so I'll pin your card to remind me that I can use them for paper crafting! Love the row of sequins on the top, great idea!

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  26. Oh it's wonderful! Thinking of you and sending hugs

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  27. Your Easter card is very pretty Greta and how wonderful that you will now be using the pinking shears your Mother used when you do your crafting. Bitter sweet but I'm sure they will bring back many happy memories whenever you use them. Barbxx

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  28. Oh i LOVE it !!! the pinking shears are perfect for this and how lovely you used something of your mums on this gorgeous card. This has made my day seeing this. Your talent always makes me smile xxx

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  29. Thank you for sending me this beautiful card, Greta! It's even more stunning in person and easier for me to CASE this way! You're so thoughtful, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

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