Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Shoes!

Hello!  I'm not playing along with any card challenges in this post.  In the past I've made a few paper shoes for friends.  These were made using a template created by Ellen Hutson. I've received requests for custom order paper shoes through my Etsy shop.  So, I've purchased the rights to use Ellen's template for commercial use.  I'm so excited to have unlimited use of the template!

My Etsy "shoe" customer suggested that I post a few photos of some of the items I'm creating for her...here on my blog.  As long as she doesn't mind sharing...I'm in!  By the way, I'll be making 2 more pairs...probably this weekend.  So, you'll probably see a few pics of those also.

First is a wedding card and shoe set.  You've seen the card before.  A couple of posts ago.  But I was asked to create a pair of shoes to coordinate with it.  The white portions of the shoe are made from a Stampin' Up! patterned paper.  It's clear embossed with script text.  In person it's SO pretty.
I had hoped to use the same butterfly die for the shoe, but it was too big.  So I used a MS punch for that butterfly.  I used the same embossed paper for butterflies on the card and the shoes.  I sponged both with blue ink, to bring out the script pattern of the paper.
Then, a pair of shoes with a red sole.  Similar to shoes by a famous designer with the initials C.L.  When my customer asked me to create these shoes, I had no idea who this designer was.  The funny thing is...both my husband and one of my male co-workers had heard of C.L. ! 
I'll be back to participating in card challenges soon.  But, for now...I'm a shoe designer.  And it's fun!

Thanks for taking a look!


2 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Susie, I can see why they are in demand! Such a special kind of 'card'! Do they come in a size 8?

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    1. I wish! Then I could wear them!

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