The Sew What?! Technique Blog Hop is about using stitching in your artwork - be it real stitches or faux stitching using Thin Cuts, stamp images, etc. This is my second time joining this Technique blog hop group and I'm very happy to be part of it because its an International group and I am in Australia, with lots of my sister consultants in this blog hop in the US and Canada. If you have arrived here from Valerie Kapsha then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas for using stitching in your artworks and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
I pulled out the new Stitched Borders stamp set that I wanted for this challenge. I started by stamping the shortest length stamp as shown below (the longest stitch) around the edge of my white daisy cardstock in black ink. Lining it up well as I could in a straight line for the second stamp to get the right length.
Then I pulled out my new Colour of the Year When you purchase this stamp set, Close to my Heart will donate $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.and stamped the block words "you're a Beautiful Soul" from the stamp set.
I cut out the sugar plum titles and placed them around the middle of the card so I could get the placement of the stitching circles. I lay them on top of the card so I could get the placement right but didn't stick them down right away. I moved them aside to stamp the circles. Then I stamped the two hearts from the Operation Smile™: Beautiful Soul with and then stamped the stitched heart besides each one. To finish it off I layered the white daisy with behind the card and then the title stuck on with 3D Foam tape.
I am very happy with my finished card although my photo looks a bit skewed - trust me its perfectly square - Trick photography :)
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project idea. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my stitched card, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Technique Blog Hop which is Melissa Robinson I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.
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Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia