My friend Anki decided to have a go at sketches, and being one of my favourites on my Blogroll, I decided to give it a go! :) And here, I present you... my first real stitched card! :) Machine stitched... not hand stitched this time! :) The stitches in the main image are faux, but the DP and the panel are done with the machine. It is a different card from ones I usually do, and I still didn't decide if I like it as much as the others or not... but this is what I came with!! ;)
For this card I decided to use a differnet technique (I never did it before at least!) I cut two large leaves which were meant for decoupage, and I corrugated them before I stuck them to the card. After I placed both, I punched a large and some small flowers, and did the same. I think it added to the texture and different feel it gave to the flower.
After that, I added some bling to the flowers with a glitter pen. I also doodled a bit with glitter on the door. Obviously Edwin's wings and star on his clothes are also embellished with glitter glue.
I used :green and purple cardstock K-Ology DP Magnolia House and Edwin images Green silk ribbon Purple flower and brad from stash Small punched flowers and mini brads Shake-it decoupage sheets for leaves Sewing machine Corrugating paper machine (for leaves and flowers) Black staz-on ink pad In my thoughts~ Studio G stamp for sentiment Silver glitter glue
Hope you are having a happy and crafting weekend. God bless you all :)
I am a Religous Sister, and have been for the last 21 years. I have always had a love for drawing, collages, and anything to do with art and crafts. Some years back started to draw and paint posters, and cards once in a while. About three years ago I decided to have a go with real cardmaking, and have been hooked since! I also use this hobby to involve kids I take care of, and they love to make cards themseves to the people they love! :)
I think that when you give someone a hand crafted card, you are showing that you really care, and is worth to spend time and money on her/him to make him something unique.. a part of yourself!
Presently my days are full of kids, kids who live in a Children's Home, kids who are so energetic and burst with life.. and I really love each and every one of them. We make each other's day, and they are also so very proud of me and my cards!