Saturday, 15 March 2014

Stitched Birthday

Today's card comes courtesy of the gorgeous colors at ColourQ, the sketch at Fusion and the stitching option at Seize the Birthday.  




I love the addition of the newsprint option for ColourQ.  My newsprint is all on a vanilla base, so I painted some with Gesso to whiten it up a little.  From there, I stamped the waterdrops from Designs by Ryn onto the Gesso in Crumb Cake and then clear embossed them.

The leaves were cut and stamped using the Harvest Berries set and the sentiment is from Birthday Bash Sentiments.  This is my first card with machine stitching on it!  In the past, I've been too lazy to get my machine out, but it just happened to be out today, so I bit the bullet and gave it a go!  All the cut off bits of thread were stuck randomly behind the leaves for a bit of added interest.



Here's a look at the very simple inside.  Some more waterdrops stamped in Crumb Cake.



Thanks for looking.






Products used:

Stamps:  Harvest Berries, Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI), Waterdrops (Designs by Ryn)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lucky Limeade
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, First Edition DSP, Whisper White
Accessories:  Gesso, Clear EP, Harvest Berries die, sewing machine, Neutrals button, Linen Thread, Fishtail Flags (MFT)

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout-out at ColourQ

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOSH....those raindrops are SO realistic! Love the shamrocks too! Love it all! Thanks for playing with the ColourQ challenge colors this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love those water droplets on the gessoed newsprint! Fantastic card!

Lisa said...

Love every little thing about your card Karren! The fresh dew drops and the bright green leafy sprigs...so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wonderful card, Karren! Love your black stitching, and how you carried the design through to the inside of your card. Thanks for joining the Fusion Challenge!

Colleen said...

Love this card...awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday! I think I will CAS this!!

Bonnie said...

You've rocked these challenges with this wonderful card, Karren!

Rita Wright said...

Fabulous card, Karren!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous texture Karren! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Claire said...

Stunning karren - what a great take on the challenges...I love those water drops! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Laura Davis said...

Oh wow what a cool card!
Laura

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love all the greenery on this card and the extra thread is a nifty addition. Those water droplets look so WET! What a fun card!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Karren, love the greenery! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Pretty :)

Lynn Mangan said...

What a fabulous take on all the challenges. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

Linda Callahan said...

Love every single detail of this card! It is wonderful!

Betty J. said...

Great take on the sketch, Karren. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

Glenda J said...

Gorgeous. Love the colours and the beautiful design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!