Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hand Sewn Goodness

How much fun is this card?!?! Super simple (as far as bling and layout) but not really when it comes to time- it was SO worth it though! I am veru into sewing on cards right now, but currently I do all of my sewing by hand (for fear of tearing the paper) even though we have 3 sewing machines at our house! I'm sure someday I trust the machine but for now I like to pierce my projects and then hand sew while I watch TV reruns and relax a bit after work. I stamped the center image in versamark, then pierced it with my paper piercer, and then sewed it! The centers of the smaller flowers are sewn with brown thread as well to bring it all together.

Stamps: Really Retro (sentiment), Garden Greetings

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue

Ink: Soft Sky

Accessories: chocolate brown satin ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Bloom Dots, brown thread, baby blue thread

17 comments:

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous...I luv the colors...nice work! *~*

Sharon said...

This looks amazing!! Love the colors, too.

laos348 said...

Wonderfl sewing! I like the color combo and can just imagine the work that went into this one!

Elizabeth said...

OOhh - lovely! I have this stamp set, you have inspired me!

Kerry said...

Pretty colors and that sewn flower is fabulous!

Ann said...

I LOVE the stitching and colors on this one!

Jackie said...

I do like this layout & colors you used! tfs!!!

Cindy said...

WOW...very very nice

Kim Scheerer said...

That is a great card...I have wanted to try sewing, but haven't found the time. This card make me want to find the time!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card. I can't believe you hand stitch. you have more patience than I!

Melody said...

Love the handsewing!

Becky said...

This turned out really nice, I havent sewn on my cards yet, but when I do, I dont think it will be by hand, I do not have that much patience :).

Joanne Travis said...

I love the blue and brown combination. Beautiful!!

Frogwoman said...

Lovely card. TFS!

Gramrussell said...

ve your sewing. I am doing more of that myself but I have tried it with my machine! Love the look. TFS

Ashley said...

this is just gorgeous!

Loretta Rodger said...

Really pretty!