I was so pleased when I saw Claudia's sketch over at Friday Sketchers this week. I really like it's simplicity. I thought I'd make a card using Sarita's brilliant technique of stamping a background, she does this so well and has really inspired me again! I took a Basic Grey stamp set which I recently bought in a sale and stamped out the two main flourishes in pink and blue. This has ended up as a real girlie card and I have to say I'm chuffed with the result. When I added the sentiment I actually thought it resembled a little clothing label like you'd find in the back of a shirt or blouse.
Now what do you think of my marvellous sewing heh? Well I've tried and tried to create stitching on a sewing machine and I'm simply pants at it, so it's faux stitching all the way from now on. I bought a selection of gel pens so I can try to fool you all that it's coloured thread. Just need to vary my stitches a bit now I think.
You may notice that I've used one of the Christmas Tildas for my image, but made sure I cut off the holly bits in her hair. I keep trying to fool you lot don't I? Really I should know better, I'm quite sure you don't miss a trick, lol!
Image - Magnolia Sentiment - Studio G Background Stamps - Basic Grey Flowers - Flora Doodles and Prima Large Brad - Doodlebug Colouring - ProMarkers and Polychromos Embellishments - Pearls and Ribbon from my stash
I'm giving this card to a friend's daughter for her birthday next week, she's quite a girlie girl so I'm hoping she'll be pleased with it!
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
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