Thursday, 14 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge

The card I made today,  I am entering into the
Their theme this week is "Use Stitching Challenge".

    I intended making an easel card for this challenge originally,  but then I was messing about and made a couple of card blanks and when I looked at this one, I had an idea.
I found some black card, and some silver thread, and remembering a pattern I used to do at school I started to sew a pattern on to  it. Then I found a lovely image I've had for a while, and coloured it with Rose Pink, Mint Green and Red Promarkers.
The card I used was a cream pearlised card which I scored using my Hougie Board, then I used a nice striped but subtle paper to matt onto the card, and found a silk flower in my collection, then used a pink sparkly brad to fix it to the card.  
I fixed some ribbon onto my card with double sided tape, and then I made a bow with the same ribbon and stuck it onto the card.
For the sentiment, I printed out the words Happy Birthday using the Quiggly Wiggly font, then cut it out. 
I then  cut another piece of white card, slightly bigger than the piece with Happy Birthday on, and coloured it with my Rose Pink Promarker.  Then I matted and layered the Happy Birthday piece of card onto it, and then fixed it to the card with double sided foam pads.
I finished the card off by cutting out the image of the girl, and stuck it onto the black stitched diamond shape with foam pads. Then I finished it all off by adding gems to the corners for a little more sparkle.

I hope you like my card, thank you for looking.


  1. This turned out great Karen,the stitching is really striking and looks lovely with the cute image. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Kim xXx

  2. Fab creation, love the different folded card & the image is great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Lovely Card Karen, thanks for playing on our stitching challenge on Crafty Sentiments this week, Hazelxox


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