Saturday, April 6, 2013

For Someone Who Likes to Sew

Good morning, my blogging friends!
Last night I finished this card but really struggled with whether or not I needed to add a little tag somewhere that said either "Happy Mother's Day" or "Happy Birthday". I finally decided to leave it as is...and left the inside blank so someone could write their own note (maybe reminiscing about a mom's/friends sewing abilities!). Anyone who has sewn for children would enjoy this card, I think! The stamp set I used is from Stampin Up, several years old, purchased at a garage sale and only used once before (by me anyway). I was looking for "bunnies" for a certain challenge...but, alas, I've waited too long to enter that one! I think I will put this card on Etsy...just started a brand new account there, at the insistence of my daughter.

It is a little hard to photograph the sparkle on my cards sometimes...but I did use Stickles "Stardust" as a highlight on most of the objects and the bunnies. The images are all colored with colored pencils, cropped, adhered to solid card stock (scraps from my scrap box), and two of them are machine stitched part way around the edges. Two of the images are raised a bit with foam adhesive dots.

Inside: More stitching on the blank card stock, with two of the small images for accents. The lacy edge is a Martha Stewart edge punch "Doily Lace".

On the back: "Handmade with LOVE", a stamp from Inkadinkadoo, "Love & Friendship", and the frame stamp from Stamping Scrapping Design, from the set called "Tag Accents".
All of the card stock/papers used are Paper Studio, the stick-pin is one I made last week after watching a tutorial online! And the pink ribbon is from my stash.

Here are the 3 challenges I'm entering this card in: - #111 "Spring Pastels"


Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love all the images and your stitching! Such a fun card!

Grandma Bonnie said...

This is a very nice card, Sandie and i can see all of the beautiful details you have on your card!

Susan Dube said...

What a beautiful, refreshing card! Love the colors and your coloring is out of this world! The stitching is fabulous and I love all the details!

Jane Hirst said...

Beautiful card!!

Luv Jane xx

Rene said...

Beautiful card!!!! And your card with Mia is so sweet!
Rene :D