Saturday, July 2, 2011

Challenge Entry: Wish Shoe Well

June's theme at Gingersnap Creations was "At the Mall" and I am WAY behind on my challenge submissions for this fun subject.  Luckily, I still have some time to submit.  This "Wish Shoe Well" birthday card is for GC106:  Spicy Supply - Packaging Materials

The Details:
  • I bought a new pair of sneakers a few months ago and the box was lined by surprisingly pretty polka dot webbing.  I of course stashed it away and when I saw the supply challenge was packaging materials, I knew exactly what I wanted to use.  I use packaging in my art all the time, so this wasn't really stepping out for me, but it's always fun to challenge yourself to use a new material and webbing was definitely new to me.  And since I was using a shoe image, I thought shoe box liner was perfect!
  • I used Matte Mod Podge to adhere the webbing in a textured manner, then used my heat gun to carefully melt just a few areas to enhance the wrinkles.
  • The "flower" is also made from the webbing.  I folded the webbing so I had 8 layers, then cut a rough circle.  I stacked the layers offset from each other, then basted the center with clear thread.  I then sewed the button on using crochet thread.  To ruffle the petals, I again used my heat gun to carefully melt the petals toward the center.  Sometimes the layers would fuse together, but I just pulled them apart and the fluffiness seemed even better when this happened.

: PTI cardstock ‘Aqua Mist’; SU! cardstock ‘Confetti White’; DCWV cardstock
Stamps: SU! ‘Steppin’ Style’, ‘Beyond the Basics’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’; SU! Craft ‘White’; Martha Stewart craft markers
Embellishments: button; sparkle crochet thread

Tools: foam tape; Matte Mod Podge; mini mister; tweezers; needle; thread; scissors; heat gun; glue dots
Misc: Ryka shoe box liner


  1. very nice Vicki!! Like how you used the paper from the shoe box.

  2. What a smart thing to use for the packaging challenge. Love the blue flower center mimicking the polkadots.

  3. Great way to recycle, just darling!

  4. How fun that you up-cycled shoe packaging for a fun shoe card .... so glad you joined us for creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

  5. Such a great card! I don't think I've ever found such pretty paper in any sneakers I've purchased lol! That webbing looks fun. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)


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