Thursday, December 5, 2019

Stitched Stamped Image and Stitched Frame

Hello. I am so excited because Paper Smooches is having a Design Team Call. Paper Smooches is very special to me because I got my first, ever online challenge win in one of their challenges. That was like 6 years ago. You can see the card I created by clicking on the sidebar with the Paper Smooches Icon with the header September 2013 Trend Watch Winner. My first two stamp sets from Paper Smooches are the PS Cyber Cafe and PS Hip To Be Square. I continued to join their challenges. I think my side bar is mostly from my accomplishments in the PS Challenges. And this DT Call is such a great opportunity not only to me but to everyone there who loves PS products. Good luck to all of us!

Now, onto my created card. I stamped the sentiment using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can use any light colored ink also. The stamp I used to create the sentiment is PS Garden Greetings stamp set. This stamp comes with individual letter stamps to spell Love. When I saw this stamp set, I have plans to create a customized sentiment of hello. I stamped the letter L on the center of a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Neenah Solar White card stock. I slowly built the hello sentiment by aligning the next letter to the letter L. I created a mask for the letter L so I can have equal spacing of the letters. The H is from the sentiment hi in the stamp set.  I positioned the H close to the E. I covered the I with tape then applied ink to the H, removed the tape, then stamped the H on the card stock. I am using the Misti Stamping Tool which allowed me to repeatedly stamp the letter in case the impression wasn't too great during the first stamping.

I colored the letters using Copic markers. I poked holes on the lines of the stamped image using a craft pick. I threaded different DMC floss for each image. I added French knots to the flowers. I added sequins to the flowers and cactus, secured this using a French knot. I brushed in Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen to the flowers and cactus.

I die cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Neenah Desert Storm card stock using PS Cross Stitch die. This die is smaller than an A2 flat card so I have to run the die twice through the Sizzix Big Shot. I moved the die to the area without holes, lining up the last row of open holes with the last row of the die. I also taped the metal die to the card stock to prevent shifting when I ran this though the Big Shot.

I cut a rectangular window at the center of this holed panel using a craft knife. I did some cross stitching using white DMC floss to create a stitched frame.

I traced the window of the stitched frame on the stitched sentiment panel. I trimmed this off. I adhered the stitched frame on a top folding horizontal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" note card. I adhered a foam on the back of the stitched sentiment and adhered this to the open area of the frame.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day.

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness Maria, this must have taken forever to do but the end result is completely worth it. It's just gorgeous!