Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Stitched Sentiment Birthday Card


Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today's card features products from Kat Scrappiness which I listed below for your convenience. I am revisiting a technique I have tried before wherein I stitched on an embossed impression made by a sentiment die. Unlike my previous stitched sentiment wherein I colored the sentiment, on this card, I added stitching inside the sentiment. The sentiment is from the KS Happy Birthday Shadow Sentiment craft die. I die cut another shadow piece and adhered it to the back of the stitched piece.

I have limited KS supplies specifically stamps. To add a critter to my card, I selectively inked the quokka from the KS Quokka Easter stamp set. The stamp image has the quokka holding a carrot. I masked the carrot to avoid inking it. If I missed a line, I go back to it, being careful not to ink the carrot. If I inked it by mistake, I wipe off the ink using my finger or a tip of the rag. 

I water colored the image using watercolor pencils. I die cut the image using the coordinating die but somehow, I did not position the die right leaving an unequal white border around the quokka. I did not want to redo the quokka, so I end up fussy cutting the image leaving a narrower border around the image. Using a craft knife, I cut around the hands of the quokka to create a place for me to insert a gift. The gift was created with a glitter paper wrapped with metallic embroidery thread. I topped the gift with metallic bows. 

For the background, I used the KS Buffalo Plaid Background craft die. I die cut this on a light gray cardstock. I adhered this panel to a grape colored cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

To add gift accents to the background, I die cut the squares using the die on different colored cardstocks. I wrapped a metallic twine around this square die cuts to mimic a present. I adhered another square die cut to the back to secure the metallic twine and for a bit of dimension. I pieced these squares back to the plaid die cut. 

I adhered the stitched sentiment to the plaid panel. I adhered the quokka with foam adhesive. 

I thought about adding some bling to the panel but went against it. I wanted the focus to be on the sentiment and the quokka. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you like today's project. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I added below links to the Kat Scrappiness products I used on this card. There will be no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase any of these products. While you are at the Kat Scrappiness website, do check out their wide array of products especially the exclusive Kat Scrappiness products. They have an ongoing promotion, too! Enjoy!

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  1. Wow, what a creative way to make your sentiment! Love the design of your background too, great card! Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

  2. Hi Maria Giselle, I have to say I am in awe of that sentiment. Wow! Just wow! I've done some stitchery work in my crafting days and truly appreciate the time and talent that went into making this sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids!