Sunday, May 11, 2008


When I first read this challenge, i was like...oh great, i'm horrible with sewing and even faux stitching. i always think it looks so fake! but while going through my sketch journal, i came across an older sketch where i thought the faux stitching would look fabulous on and it did!!!!

at first i was torn between this and another sheet of paper but then became stingy and decided to go with this one, since i didn't love it, but now looking at my card...i love it!!!

unfortunately there is a small ooppssie on it, other parts of the rubber got some ink on my card...=(

also, a note about the flower chipboard..i first tried inking it with normal ink (i don't own any of the craft inks besides Very Vanilla and Whisper White, but that might have to change since I've been using chipboard more. it adds a cool sheen you don't get if you don't emboss it) but the color came off very dull. then i inked it with versa mark and dabbed the flower with pastels and that worked much better! after that i stamped it with versa marker and embossed it. i'm definitely totally loving embossed i just need to stop hoarding it!!!

isn't it fabulous?! i used to hoard all my cards but lately, i've been giving them away and this one is going to a coworker who brought me back a bracelet from her trip to china. hope she likes it!

The Deets:
Paper: Old Oliver, DSP from American Crafts
Ink: Night of Navy, Versa Mark

Stamp: Stitched Ribbon by Hero Arts

Misc: Chipboard flower from Basic Grey, rhinestone brad from $1 Spot at Target, Felt leaves from $1 Spot at Target, thanks a bunch! rub on by SU! SAB set

1 comment:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card -- fun paper and GREAT stitches!!! You were certainly right!!!! Great chipboard accents as well!!! So glad you could play -- thanks so much!!!!