Monday, April 23, 2012

A Stitch in Time

Good morning stamping friends!   I get to help you start a new week with some Sweet 'n Sassy elegance! Taylor hosted the "Hump Day" challenge for me over at Splitcoaststampers this week due to a family emergency. Thank you, Taylor!  The challenge was to use faux or real stitching, so a little bit of real sewing was done to create this sample.

"To Paris With Love" was a new clear stamp set released last month.  The set includes the beautiful collage, five sentiments, and three other detail elements. Some soft color was added to a piece of Vintage Cream card stock by smearing Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, and Victorian Velvet Distress inks onto a non-stick mat. These were spritzed with water and the card stock was dabbed into the color several times, then dried with a heat gun.  The Paris collage was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Some zig-zag and straight stitching were used to attach the light pink and tan patterned papers to kraft card stock and everything was layered onto a Vintage Cream card base.  The corners of the image were stamped on some pink patterned paper, cut out and popped up in the bottom corners.  A little lace, a punched border, some pearls, and a mulberry flower finish the card.  This set makes it easy to create elegant cards for your friends and family! sew or faux sew...that's the question!  I hope I've encouraged you to try a little sewing on your next project and to check out the "Hump Day" challenge every Wednesday over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Forum on Splitcoaststampers!

Don't forget....there's a 40% sale on everything at the store until the end of the month in honor of Mr. Sweet 'n Sassy's birthday!  Now's a good time to add this set, or others on your wish list, to your collection!

This is the day the Lord has made...enjoy it...and have a wonderful week!



Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! I love your stitching and layers of stamps!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is soooooo pretty! The colors are so soft and I just love the image of the Eiffel Tower!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous card Cathy!!!