Friday, 25 April 2014

Papertrey Ink Stitched Love birthday card



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Hello everyone,

Its the day for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and this time Nichole gave us some embroidery inspiration.
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Now I have never been very good with a needle but I decided to try and rise to the challenge and have a go with a real needle and thread, as well as some stamped stitches. I used the PTI Stitched Sentiments stamps and the accompanying embroidery hoop and banner dies.



 I started by stitching the border on a panel of card, and then added a strip of Spring Moss card. The white card looked a bit stark and in need of some texture, so I used an Impression Obsession background stamp, and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then cut the embroidery hoop in white and red, and stamped the hoop with Kraft ink, and the top screw part with silver embossing powder to give a metal effect. The red circle was stamped and embossed in white, and inserted into the hoop. The banner was cut in spring moss and backed with another banner cut from stripey red paper, before having the sentiment stamped and embossed in white. This was all matted onto pure poppy card and then onto the base card. This picture doesn't show the texture very well, but you can see it a little better on this one.


 I was quite pleased with how the screw part looks - so cute!

I'd like to play along with

 the challenge over at Addicted to Stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More!
which this time is Make Your Mark, and I hope that making my mark with a needle and thread counts.

                                                          

Seize the Birthday - anything goes
Scrapping Everyday Miracles  Challenge 1-  Love.
Sarah Hurley challenge - stitching real or faux.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop.

Hugs
Carol x

27 comments:

  1. This is perfect, love what you've done with the banner!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the hand-stitching you added along the side!

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  3. The details on your beautiful card are just exquisite, Carol!! You need to frame this one! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. WOW Carol, all the details on this are fabulous. It's so pretty.

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  5. So very beautiful. Love the excellent stitching details...the embroidery was just so pretty. And the texture on the white background added so much dimension to the lovely embroidery hoop. Really do love this wonderful card. WTGo with interpreting the challenge. TFS & Hugs. Happy Weekend.

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  6. I love this! So clever to do the stitching on the side (which by the way is lovely!)

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  7. What a gorgeous and creative card, I love the texture, I had to quickly read through to see how you did it, just beautiful and I too love how the embossed screw came out. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment too. ~Diane

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  8. This is so sweet, and i love the stitching you added!

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  9. This is so lovely! Well done!

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  10. Gorgeous card and I love that border. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

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  11. Wow...what a beautiful card! I love that you did some actual stitching on it too, so sweet.

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  12. Delightful Carol! I am impressed with the embossed background - brilliant touch!!

    Patti

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  13. Love everything about your card from the stitched border & embossed background to the striped paper backing the banner!

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  14. Such a fabulous card. Very perfect for the embroidery challenge. I love your embossed background and your hoop focal point, and am especially impressed that you actually sewed on your card.

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  15. Oh I love that background,so beautiful! Beautiful card and choice of stamps!

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  16. Love that stitched border! Such a fantastic design for this challenge! Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your sweet comment.

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  17. Beautiful card. Love your stitched border and the pretty background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  18. Lovely card, Carol! Your stamp images are PERFECT and your stitching down the side is beautiful :-)

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  19. Hi Carol your card is beautiful! I love the stitching and the woodgrain paper looks fab behind the stamped topper :)

    Have a great wknd

    Vic x

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  20. This is really beautiful Carol!! love that woodgrain paper and stitching is fab huggles Sue xx

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  21. great card really like the stitching. Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley 365 blog

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  22. Too cute! And you even did some needle point along the side panel, very cool :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to have you back again soon!

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  23. Very pretty Carol! Love the hand stitched embroidery too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

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  24. beautiful card! Great stitching! Thanks for sharing it with us at SEM.

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  25. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley 365 this month.
    C xx

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  26. Love your added stitching and this card is overall wonderful! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday this time!

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  27. I want to feature your embroidery inspired card for upcoming Trendy Tuesday article for the blog at Paper Crafters Library. You can ck out the blog here: http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/ The image of your project will credit you and link back to your blog (and to the Papertrey Ink products you used) as well. I'd love to include your full name for proper credit, but we can list you simply as "Carol" with a link to your blog if you wish. If you do not want to be featured for this article for any reason, just let me know. Love your work!

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Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Thanks,
Carol x

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