Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Card


I have another card to share that was submitted at Sketches 4 All for their Technique Tuesday Challenge (TECH-TUESDAY).  The "technique" was to use STITCHING on your project.

Using a sketch from Splitcoast Stampers (SC345), this is what I created:
The paper I did the stitching on was already embossed, so I got the brilliant idea to just stitch along these swirls.  So I got out the needle (I have a paper piercer, but chose a needle this time around) and started poking all the holes.  It wasn't long before I realized that I may have bit off more than I could chew!  This was going to be a lot of stitching!  I think it took me around an hour.  Once I got started, I couldn't just stop... all the holes were punched... so I had to continue on!  I sure won't be making any mass production of these cards!  On the flip side, I do love how it turned out though.

I embossed the lower portion of the card.  I stamped the sentiment on the embossed paper, which was double-sided, so I just flipped it over for the orange color... that matched with my other papers too.  Woo hoo!  I then cut out the circle and inked the edges.  A gem was added for the center of the flower.  Ribbon is across the bottom portion of my embroidered paper.

Supplies used:
Paper: Momenta, Colorbok
Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: A la mode Purple
Flower & Leaves
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embroidery Floss: Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, the stitching is simply stunning, wow that would have been so therapeutic to sit and do it too, really should try some, just gorgeous work. Thanks for the inspiration. Melx