Thursday, September 3, 2009

I just tried a new thing...

...SEWING on my cards! I've been inspired by StampTV's technique challenge this week. I have always admired cards with stitching, but I never thought I could do it. Well, I finally dusted my old sewing machine and after a few tries, I can now say I LOVE doing it. So, from now on you will see a lot of stitching on my projects. I'm just so excited! Here's my first post with this technique.


Besides butterfly, another favorite image of mine to stamp with is trees - in all forms and sizes. I have quite a selection of tree-themed stamps in my collection. For this card, I am using Get Sketchy #3 layout and HeroArts' Man Week challenge. The images were colored with Copics (E57, E55, E53, B41, YG91, YG95). I hand drew the clouds with Sharpies and cut them out, just perfect for the ShortCuts challenge this week to create clouds.

Stamps: Trees, Birds and Trees, Live Simply (HeroArts)
Paper: GinaK Green Apple, Pure Luxury white, DCWV spring stack, Bashful Blue
Ink: Memento Tux blk, Copics, Sharpie
Other: Buttons by PTI, sewing machine

ETA: If you like my tree stamps, you can purchase both sets through ABC Toys & Crafts. My friend, Justine, is in their DT and has a discount code on her blog. Check it out HERE.

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9 comments:

  1. Nina, i, too, am a fan of trees, and your card is just adorable! the stitching is great (i'm too intimidated to bust out my sewing machine for cards yet), and i LOVE the clouds!

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  2. Super cute card, I love critters.

    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

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  3. Oh nina! this turned out beautifully!! great job on the sewing!!

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  4. Wonderful card, love the bright colours. ANesha

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  5. This is stunning, thnx for playing!

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  6. first of all ths card made me scream! LOVE IT!! And I too want to start sewing on my cards....I have never used a sewing machine...is it hard???
    There's a little hobby shop downtown Zagreb that I usually got to on Petrinska but to my surprise when I was doing some grocery shopping at Interspar I saw it there where they keep pencil crayons, crayons, glue, tape, office supplies so now I don't have to go all the way into town anymore.

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  7. another thing.....where do you get all your supplies??? On line?? I pretty much order EVERYTHING on line.

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  8. OMGoodness.....how cute is this? LOVE your stitching...I'm a huge fan of sewing on my cards...thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

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  9. This is so fantastic. Pretty sure it would qualify for Moxie Fab, so clever and unique. Your coloring is outstanding Nina. Thank you so much for the shoutout!!!!!!!
    Hugs Hugz

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