Our challenge this week is to Stitch it up!
You can do the real deal with thread and needle or you can do a little faux stitching with a piercer and pen! I actually used needle and thread.... a rare event in my craft room. You can always play along with our challenge and have a chance to win a gift certificate! Just in time to do a little holiday shopping for yourself! Find all the detail son how to enter our challenge on the Flourishes Blog.
Check out what the DT stitched up for you today!
Kerin Sylvester is our special Guest Designer this week. You can find lots of amazing inspiration on her blog Stamps, Paper, Glitter! Welcome Kerin! We are tickled to have you with us this week!
I used the Winter Berries set this week. I really love every single sentiment in this set, so it will see a lot of ink. My golds in the picture look awful.... in person they match nicely. I tried to edit to reflect the way the golds actually look, I just made it worse! lol!
I chose this die (Spellbinder's Majestic Labels 25) because I was going to hand stitch the border around the shape and this die does the little piercings in the paper. I traced the inside of the die and hand cut it out, resulting in the stamped panel in the above picture. I added a little airbrushing with Y28 Copic and stamped the image. This way the actual stitched die cut would be a nice fitted layer.
Here it is.... needle and thread. I won't lie, this was kind of a pain! I thought this metallic thread would be really cool. Instead it was kind of fussy to work with. It is not smooth strands, so it kept catching when I was threading it though. Plus the little piercings were made by the die and some were smaller than others, which made extra work for me too. I would have been better off choosing some plain old embroidery floss. And the kicker... in the end I think the stitching got a little lost in the layers on my card!
Here is an up close.... and I forgot to snap a pic of my Copics.
Leaves: YG95, YG93, YG97, YG99
Berries: R89, R37, R56, 0 Blender
I used a Viva Clear Glass Effects Pen to add a little bit of shine to the berries.
The sentiment is heat embossed using Versafine and Gold Detail EP.
On the inside I added some very soft airbrushing with Copic Y28 around the edges. A little decorative strip along the edge with my leftovers. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green.
- Stamps by Flourishes: Winter Berries #SS255
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Olympia Green, Versamark and Gold Detail EP
- Paper: Carta Bella 6x6 Collection- So this is Christmas, Flourishes Evergreen Collection, Bravo Burgundy from SU, Flourishes White Classic Card Stock
- Other: Bow Easy Tool, Misc. Ribbon, Foam Tape, Viva Clear Glass Effects Pen, Spellbinder's Majestic Labels 25 #S5-189, Spellbinder's Labels 25 #S5-077