This card was inspired by a store bought card (not by me I might add). I couldn’t wait to make this card so that I could try out some faux stitching. I was visiting one of my favorite blogs Whoistracy? blog and saw the technique she used to ‘stitch’ on this card….and I had to try. Her cards are stunning and she has just launched her own line of stamps which I just have to purchase!
I have faux stitched before by just using a white marker…but never making holes and then using the marker. The effect is remarkable, you can hardly tell it isn’t real stitching. The hardest thing about this card was drawing my wavy lines and getting them to look abstract and not contrived :-)….In other words…fiddly…i.e. you have to fiddle about to get it to work. Once the lines were drawn in pencil I just pierced some holes with my paper piercer and joined them dot to dot style with my Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. The second card I put together with some leftover cardstock as I was digging the purple.
Supplies: CTMH cardstock, CTMH sentiment stamp CTMH Playful Flourishes SS, CTMH Pansy Purple Ink, flowers from Hobby Lobby, Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Well Saturday morning I woke up to below freezing temps and snow…enough to have covered everything..the kids kitted up in their first snowsuit expedition of the fall/winter and went outside. I think the early snowfall is a record even for Iowa. Saturday afternoon I went to an open house at a neighbors and set up my CTMH stuff…but it really wasn’t anyone’s ‘thing’. Now if I had been selling candles, jewelry, makeup, or cooking stuff I would have done really well. The only person to make a card was a 4 year old! I did decide to cart all my cards along with me which I sold for $1 or $2 each depending on size (no envies) and I sold a TON! People really liked them…I was blown away. I should have just set my cards out on the table and left my CTMH stuff at home ha ha!! I am thinking I should have charged more! The weird thing was some of them I didn’t want to sell…..it was like losing a child or a best friend with all the work I had put into them. One lady liked her card so much she said she was going to frame it and put it on her fridge or on her mantle! I was pumped :-)
Anyways..enough blabbing I am off to check out all your blogs.
Mom and youngest DD at Big Creek State park
Can’t wait to scrap this shot of DD and DS!