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