Tara has a fantastic challenge for us.....use stitching/faux stitching on your card along with vellum. I love faux stitching so I was really excited to do this.
I grabbed one of the new sets from the Christmas catalog, White Christmas, and I embossed the trees with white embossing powder(SU, which I found in my stash a few days after posting on here that I had none, sigh). I then took vellum and cut it along the lines of the hill on the stamp to create my snowy hillside (for the bottom hill I did the same thing, just reversed the strip to get the hill going in the other direction). The snowman was stamped in Memento Ink and I colored him in with a white gel pen and some metallic green and red pens I have. I used the snowflakes from the set and stamped them in Whisper White and then covered some of them with Dazzling Details to get a little sparkle. The bird in the tree was stamped in Real Red and the sentiment was stamped in Marina Mist.
Now, I was going to do faux stitching. I love the look and besides, I hate actual sewing. I avoid it all costs. When I was in the Navy I paid someone to do any sewing I needed, big or small and throughout the years at home hubby has done any sewing that's been needed. So yeah, I don't like to sew. For some crazy reason I grabbed a needle and hand stitched the borders on the card! I don't know what got into me, maybe the rain we had all week made me a little more loopy than normal, I don't know. I can say that while I like how it all came out, I wont be reproducing this card, at least not with hand stitching :)
Come by The Friday Mashup and see all the great projects from the rest of the design team and then play along with us!
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
- Create a Project using "Vellum".
- Create a Project with "Stitching (Sewing or Faux)".
- or Mash it up! and create a Project with "Vellum and Stitching
Stamps: White Christmas
Paper: Soft Sky, Vellum
Ink: White Craft Ink, Memento Ink, Real Red, Marina Mist
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Green Metallic Pen, Red Metallic Pen, Dazzling Details, DMC Floss, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Lisa, your card is beautiful, and your hand stitching is amazing! Love it!ReplyDelete
I AM IN AWE OF THIS!!!! I mean, really, this is a BEAUTY! You outdid yourself on this, Lisa.ReplyDelete
I loved this card the instant I saw it. Then I read your post and can't believe you hand stitched it! WOW! Beautiful!ReplyDelete