Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Good morning friends.  The subject of this months blog hop over at Papertrey ink is embroidery and I am so excited to see what everyone comes up with!  I remember our neighbor Mrs. E teaching me how to embroider so I could get one of the Girl Scout badges when I was in 3rd (maybe 4th) grade...long, LONG time ago!  I don't do embroidery anymore (too hooked on card making!), but I had fun adding a few French Knots to the centers of my flowers, and stitching my "hello" sentiment.  And what more perfect stamp set to use than PTI's "Embroidered Blooms"?!!  Take a look:


 
I started with a white card base and then added a piece of Raspberry Fizz paper (PTI) and the Chevron die plate (PTI) with another piece of white cardstock.  I then stitched my "hello" (PTI's "Quick Stitch Sentiment" die) in turquoise embroidery floss on another piece of white cardstock and then cut that out using one the Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle dies.  (the "sunshine" is from the Wonderful Words: Hello stamp set)  I then stamped 2 flowers and leaves from the "Embroidered Blooms" stamp set in Raspberry Fizz ink and Certainly Celery and Pear Pizazz inks and then fussy cut them out.  I added a few French Knots with orange embroidery floss for the flower centers and then pop dotted them to the rectangle.  Finished with a few sequins and yeah...I have one more card to send my youngest before school ends in 2 weeks! :0)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check all the rest of the embroidered cards out...I certainly plan to! :0)

 

14 comments:

  1. So beautiful!!!! Love the polka dot paper!

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  2. This challenge had me regretting selling my embroidered blooms stamp set. You used yours so beautifully! And I love your stitched sentiment, too! So perfect!

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  3. So colorful and gorgeous, Marcia! I love the chevron design as the background for your cleverly stitched hello!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. This is SO pretty, the blue sentiment really pops against the contrasting colors, and I love the chevron!

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  5. Marcia, what a BEAUTY this is! Love the pretty colors.

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  6. Bold and beautiful and a real work of art!! I love the polka dot background : )

    Patti

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  7. This card is so pretty! I love the embroidered hello! I have tried and tried to make french knots, and still can't. I always had to have my mom make them for me. Calla will love this card, too!

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  8. Love the mix of graphic chevrons with the delicate florals - beautiful card!

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  9. Your French knots and stitched hello are just FABULOUS, Marcia!

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  10. what a wonderful 'embroidered' card Marcia! love the bright background and the stitched sentiment! So pretty!

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  11. Look at this beautiful stitching on this beautiful card…wow you sure did a wonderful job. I love the chevrons and the tiny dotted background paper…very pretty Marcia!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love the stitching and the punchy background :-)

    Beth xx

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  13. Wow what a pretty card. The stitched hello is fabulous!

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