Monday 1 April 2013

Stitching Challenge Card x

Hiya, this is my card for our challenge blog x The theme this month is stitching (real of faux) which I was really excited about as I’ve wanted to give card stitching a go for a while :-) I think I found this card the hardest yet – not the stitching – I’m just finding it really tricky choosing papers for the designs. I’ve got a stack of beautiful My Mind’s Eye paper pads and I love them soooo much but when it comes to actually making a card and choosing papers to go together I struggle – I already had huge respect for card makers already but that respect has grown even more since I started having a go myself - I didn’t realise how very difficult it would be!! :-)

Anyway, onto the details - I decided to go with the ‘Foxy Friend’ digi and to avoid patterned paper altogether and just go with colours that fitted nicely to be on the safe side. I used the ‘Hey Buddy’ stamp from the ‘Simply Said’ stamp set by Paper Smooches with the Antique Linen Ink Pad by Tim Holtz as I thought the ink matched quite nicely with the rest of the card. To make the holes for the stitching I used the ‘Sew Easy Stitch Piercer’ (which I must admit is Sew Easy to use) and matched some embroidery threads as well as I could from my craft cupboard. I can’t decide if I like this card or not – it seems to be less about how much I like the card now and whether I dislike it enough to start again from scratch lol :-) I’ll get there though I’m sure – every day’s a learning day :-D

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