Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thanks Sew Much

Hi, everyone.

Two posts in one day! Gotta get most of my cardmaking in today with tomorrow's anniversary and birthday festivities. :)

The card below is for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a card featuring buttons.

Bo Bunny Mamarazzi2; Bazzill cardstock
computer-generated sentiment (Lucida Handwriting)
stitching in DMC floss 543 with Sew Easy
stash buttons adhered with Glossy Accents

This card is a real departure for me. First of all, I don't often use punny sentiments. And since most of my cards go to Operation Write Home, I don't often use thick embellishments. Finally, this is the first card on which I've done any stitching. Up until now, I've only used my Sew Easy to pierce holes for brads.

Speaking of the stitching, I made a template for the holes by running a line of holes along the edge of a ruler. I drew a pencil outline of where I wanted the stitches to be placed. Then I used the template to hand pierce holes in their designated locations.

One more thing... Bobbi mentioned that the buttons she uses on cards always remind her of her mother since her mom always found them for her at flea markets. The same thing is true for me and embroidery/cross stitch floss. One of the last gifts from my mom was a collection of all the colors of floss made by DMC. The floss on this card is from that collection. Thanks, Mom!

I'm pretty pleased with the way the card turned out. Just wish it could go to OWH. Oh well, looks like this one is going to have to be saved for a friend. :)

Lastly, my apologies to the CAS-ual Fridays team for the double link. I'm still trying to figure out this digital photography thing and came up with a much brighter image after posting the first link. The second image is a little blurrier, but the colors are so much truer to the actual card. The first image just didn't seem to do justice to this little card.

Parting Thoughts

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!


Sylvia Blum said...

sew pretty :)
Thank you for playing along with us in the CAS-ual Fridays "Button Up" challenge

Jingle said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Pamela said...

Beautiful card with a punny sentiment :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well, I sure hope this isn't the last time you sew on a card ... it turned out wonderfully! And it's flat, too, for OWH : ) Lovely card, thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! lovely card! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!