Saturday, July 3, 2021

Mostly Stitched Card (Craft My Stash #17)


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. This card is part of my Craft My Stash series in which I feature products that I owned for a while or maybe a long while. 

The products I am using in this post are:
  • Studio Calico Heyday 6x6 paper pack
  • Altenew String Art Rectangles dies S
  • Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle dies
  • American Crafts Amy Tangerine Right Now Embroidery Stencil kit
  • Paper Smooches Stitching Basics
  • Waffle Flower Stitched Roses Stamp set
  • My Favorite Things Circle Stax
  • Paper Smooches  Gift Tags 3 dies
  • Waffle Flower A2 Piercing Panel
  • Paper Smooches Easter Egg Die set

I created this card to join in Scrapbook And Cards Summer Issue Sketch Challenge. The sketch to follow is below.

I adhered the rose patterned paper on a heavy weight cardstock for more support. I die cut the windows by first piercing the holes using the Altenew die. I created the window using the Hero Arts die. I needed to do a little bit of measuring and penciling to make sure that the windows are going to be cut equally spaced and leveled with each other. 

I added the stitching over the windows using a variegated DMC floss. I french knotted a flower sequin to the center of the floss.

I used the American Crafts stencil to poke holes on a yellow patterned paper creating a zigzag pattern. I used stem stitch on this. I trimmed this into a strip then cut the bottom edge by following the zigzag stitched pattern.

I die cut a blue cardstock with the Paper Smooches rectangle die. I heat embossed the sentiment on this strip using a stamp from Waffle Flower. I had to do partial stamping to create a one lined sentiment since the stamp is a two line sentiment.

I adhered two of the patterned papers on a scrap cardstock. I die cut circles on these patterned papers using a circle die from MFT. I die cut the holes using the PS die. To add some variety, I die cut an inner hole on the orange circle die cut. I added stitching to these circles, using a blanket stitch on the blue circle. I french knotted a butterfly sequin on the blue circle.

For the tag, I die cut a brown patterned paper using a PS Tag die. I stamped the flower from the Waffle Flower stamp set on a cream cardstock. I ran this through my die cut machine on top of the Waffle Flower Piercing Panel to add dotted impressions, and make it look like a cross stitching cloth. I trimmed this to fit the tag and adhered with foam adhesive. 

I created a bow using a PS die. I doubled the bow by adhering the bow die cuts back to back so as to hide the white back side of the patterned paper. I curled the ends before forming the bow. 

For the heart, I adhered a patterned paper on top of a scrap patterned paper. I die cut the PS heart on this which only cuts the holes shaped like a heart. I fussy cut the edges to create an outlined heart. I added running stitch to the heart.

I adhered each element to the window card panel, following the sketch. I added vellum to the back of the windows.

Below are close up photos of the elements of the card I created.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. So pretty! Love the colors and the variegated thread!

  2. Wow, this is a wonderful original creation! I love design and papers! Beautiful sketch interpretation! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge July "ATG".