Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Stitches at House of Cards ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well and you had a good day yesterday. It’s a new month and that means it’s a new challenge at House of Cards and here is my DT creation …
An A5 card
I love my vintage style tailor form! The stamped & embossed stitched hearts have great texture!
I used an NBUS die and embossing folder to create my reels
More NBUS stamps the sentiment and the button!
A final look
For all the details and rules please visit here House of Cards Challenge Blog
If you want to see what each of us has made then here are the links:
Luckily for me this also fits the following Challenges & I’ll link up later today:
Quirky Crafts Challenge #20 Quirky Sewn with Love
All of my lovely team mates are very talented and I hope to go over and check out their blogs later on today! Why don’t you come on over and join us! You don’t have to use real stitching on your card or you can if you want to! Hopefully I will see you over there playing along with us too.
I have to admit that this theme turned out to be a bit of a stinker for me, lol! I knew what I wanted to create for the Stitch theme and I started my card and finished my card. I hated my first card, and, it is somewhere on the floor at the back of my craft room where I threw it when I finished. Thankfully I have learnt to let loose when creating MM projects but I still suffer from petulance and annoyance when a card is not right or perfect enough. I took a day’s break before starting something new. I was putting some stamps away and looking through my other stamps desperate for inspiration. Thank goodness I have many different and varied stamps and I forget about some sets sometimes lol!
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Tools & Supplies
Stamp: Oak House Studio stamp set; Papermania Christmas stamp set; Clarity Stamp: tailor’s form
Die Cutting Machine & Dies: Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Tim Holtz Sizzix Sewing Room Bigz die; Tim Holtz Sizzix Pattern & Stitches Embossing Folder set; Spellbinders Elongated Ovals Nestability Die set
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; pot of water; circle punches #; Martha Stewart border punch #
Card Paper: Crafters Companion A4 Kraft card and Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card; HOTP DP #; snippet of very old velvet paper #; various sizes of snippets of white and Kraft card were used for stamping and die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Adirondack Purple IP #; Versamark IP; gold EP #
Embellishments: various snippets of ribbon, twine and crochet thread were used on the die cut spools #; purple grosgrain ribbon from my stash #
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; Stix2 glue gun (thank you Brenda)
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 7 years old