Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Machine Stitching

I don't usually post 2 times in one day, but I missed yesterday. It took me 2 days to make this card for some challenges that end today. Why did it take so long? Well, I just was not happy with the growing results. Did that ever happen to you?

I had such a pretty card in mine. One of the challenges is to use the faux silk technique. I was excited since I love the look of this technique though it had been a long time since I used it. I decided that this card would be worthy of my much cherished and extremely horded velvet and washi papers.

Can you see how pretty it is. The velvet paper is more like fabric than paper and even picks up EVERYTHING like velvet does, lol. The stitching came out OK, I have only used my machine a couple of times since I am not very good at it. Not that ignoring it will make me better...sheesh, I can be so silly lol

I used my other much beloved paper...white gold from Paper Temptress. It is a very pale yellowish color with the prettiest gold shimmer.

Here is the finished card. I had fits trying to find embellishments to work well with the card. I had ordered some really tiny flowers that would have been perfect for it, but they had not come in yet. I used some larger ones and just stopped thinking about how cute the tiny flowers would look. I finished the card by lunch...then guess what came in the mail in the afternoon! Yup...my ordered flowers, lol

I don't have the money to order those pretty pearl swirls I see so often. I did find, however, these glittery metal swirls in the floral section and hoped they would add that little something that was missing.

Does my post sound blah...lol...that is because I am not the happiest with the results, but I really wanted to enter it into the challenges. Sew...here it is.

The challenges are:

Creative Belli
Your Next Stamp
Little Miss Muffet
Catered Crop (choose at least 3 from the recipe) beside stitching, Emellishments: Ribbon; Colore medium: Ink; Tools: Sewing Machine; Techinique: Sewing

Res-Q: Faux Silk
Totally Stampalicious: Anything goes
Landscaping (no digis) make own pattern paper using stamp
Diesreactivestemplefreunde: Swirls

Have a wonderful day :o) HUGS


Ellie said...

Hi Sandy, I think the card looks amazing! Those papers are just beautiful and I love the sewing!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow, I am soo impressed with the stitching, it makes the card look complete! Such a lovely, lovely card. So elegant!

I always have an image in my head on how a card or layout is going to come out and then it looks totally different on paper!!


Donna said...

gorgeous card, your stitching and swirls look fantastic! Thank you for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is a real beauty the stitching is fantastic, thanks for playing along with the Your Next Stamp challenge stitching!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Sandy this is stunning those papers, the design, colours and stitching wow, awesome work I love it.
Lorraine x

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!


Linda McClain said...

I love finding embellishments outside the scrapbooking isle - I love your flower-isle swirls. It's a truly beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

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scrapn_momof2 said...

I think you card is beautiful, Love the papers.

Marie / Legojenta said...

I think your card turned out really nice! TFS =)

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty! Love all the little embellishments, I hoard my Washi paper too!

~Vittory~ said...

The card is gorgeous! Tasty!
Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Challenge. Hope to see you again!
With best regards,

Pops x said...

Hey sweetie these are just stunning, loving your colours, gorgeous, hugs pops x x x

Oma said...

Beautiful card Sandy!

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely card Sandy! The stitching looks fab and I love the papers you have used!


Ellie said...

Hi Sandy, me again :-)
I just read your comment on my digital tuesday card that you liked my stitching on the ribbon. I have to admit I cheated (LOL) as that is actually not ribbon, it's a strip of black cardstock and I used my sewing machine on that. Also, those flowers already came with the print, but you gave me an idea, as I have never thought about doing that myself.
Hope you're having a fabulous day,


debby4000 said...

Wonderful adorable card.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at DDH with us!

Vroni said...

Your card is so amazing and great! Wonderful and so beautiful!
Thank you for joining at creative stamp friends.
Lovely Hugs

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