Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stitched Gratitude...


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Just off our whirlwind Pals Hop, I didn't want to miss an opportunity to do this week's Friday Challenge: Sew Right! I love embroidery and stitchery, but usually it takes so much time that I don't get to do it that much. So, I took a chance and got out my needle and floss and figured I'd give this challenge a whirl!
My wonderful mom-in-law, Susan, just sent our little guy a box of cookies. It's just one example of how thoughtful she is and I wanted to make her a special thank you card. For this card, I stamped this lovely bouquet of flowers twice, once on white cardstock and again on some textured Kiwi Kiss. Here I used some periwinkle embroidery floss and needle to stitch each bloom. I then added tiny little stitched centers in a soft yellow. Using a watercolor pen, I filled in the spaces with some Bordering Blue ink before carefully cutting out the stitched blossoms and gluing to the leaves and stem. Whew!
I die-cut a small embossed oval from chipboard and sponged around the edges to create a frame. I then used a larger die to create the oval-shaped card base and stamped my simple sentiment directly on before stitching around the entire card in soft yellow. A pretty satin bow to match the leaves completed this stitched "with love" card.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Plant a Little Love and Custom Design Cardmaking Kit (sentiment); Stampin Up Bashful Blue and Bordering Blue Classic Dye Ink; Chipboard (generic); SU Kiwi Kiss Textured Cardstock; SU Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock; SU Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon; Spellbinders Classic Oval and Long Oval Nestabilities HAPPY BEANS: Periwinkle and Soft Yellow Embroidery Thread (generic); Singer Sewing Needle

8 comments:

Mrs Ham said...

Regina, this is gorgeous.

Liz Weber said...

Wowzers Regina that is some awesome needle and thread work! Looks so effective and amazing! Your card is beautiful!

Judy McMullen said...

What a beautiful card! Your MIL will love it I'm sure with the terrific oval shape and the gorgeous stitching!!

Kathy Martin said...

Amazing! Love all the stitching! :)

Cards by Gina said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning! You're incredible!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just amazing, Regina!! Your stitching is gorgeous.. what a one of a kind creation!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Ah Regina, you stitching is beautiful!!! It makes those flowers pop. Love that card. Hugs,

Mary Fish said...

Love the stitched touches you have been adding. Beautiful work. Hugs, M