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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  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!

  2. Super cute card, I love critters.

    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

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

  4. Wonderful card, love the bright colours. ANesha

  5. This is stunning, thnx for playing!

  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 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.

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

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

  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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