Thursday, April 12, 2018

Make It Monday #318 - Simple Stitched Stems

Hello friends.  Michelle Leone has her very 1st Make It Monday video up this week on Papertrey Ink's site, and she shows how just adding some simple stitched stems can really take your card up another notch!  You can watch her fun and informative video, and check out her BEAUTIFUL card right HERE.

I opted to make a Mother's Day card like Michelle, as it will be here before we know it and then I'll be all set!  Last week someone had used the Daydreamer stamp set on a card and that reminded me that I hadn't used that set in quite a long time, and that it would be perfect for this weeks challenge!


I stamped the 3 different flowers from the Daydreamer set on a Basic Bookmark #2 die cut, and then stitched the stems with some green embroidery floss I had.  My mom loves purples and yellows, so I die cut another bookmark in the Amethyst Allure Bitty Big DSP and attached both with a seam binding ribbon to a card base that I stenciled with the Cover Plate: Quatrefoil and Harvest Gold ink, and a little strip of the striped DSP.  The bird is from Brushed Birds, the sentiment is from Butterfly Blooms (on a die cut banner from Quilted: Winter), and the butterfly that I embossed in white and used Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel on is from A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms.  The die cut vellum leaves that I added glitter to the edges of are from a Poppystamps die called Massa Leaf.


This was a fun little project and I'm excited to be ahead of the game for Mother's Day, so THANK YOU Michelle!!  There's still time to play along with this challenge and you can check it all out right HERE

Edited To Add:  I would also like to add this card to the Inspired By All The Little Things challenge...my little row of flowers will fit well with the current (#83) inspiration photo challenge.  (Don't you just love it when your card works for more than one challenge?!!)


You can check out all the BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT using this inspiration photo right HERE and then play along...this challenge is still open for another week.

                               Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


24 comments:

  1. Lovely stitched stems! Beautiful card. It’s so nice to see Daydreamer used, too. Love some of those old sets.

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  2. Love your color scheme! I want the brushed bird set so much. So cute!

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  3. Love those stitched stems, Marcia! Such pretty flowers and I love that little bird in the corner!

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  4. This is so very pretty, Marcia! Love all of you different elements and details!

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  5. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Marcia! What an amazing gift this card is all by itself! It will be treasured! If it is okay for you to enter other challenges, this would be fantastic for the current Inspired By All the Little Things challenge that I'm hosting! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Wow, Marcia...this is beautiful! Love all your layers and details! Lucky momma who receives this Mother’s Day card. ;)

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  7. Beautiful!! I love the addition of the stitched stems : ) every perfect detail makes this darling a show stopper!!

    Patti

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  8. So much to look at on this one and it's all gorgeous! The colors are stunning as are your pretty flowers, stitched stems and that sweet little bird.

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  9. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

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  10. What a beautiful and amazing card. Absolutely adore it x

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  11. Your card is gorgeous, Marcia~so many layers and embellishments to look at. Oh how I love those Brushed Birds and your stitched stems are simply perfect for the Daydreamer blooms! The glitter added to the vellum butterfly and leaves is so pretty (never think to do that!)

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  12. Thank you, Marcia! It looks gorgeous in the gallery! Mwah!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Oh my, Marcia, I love your color scheme (Amethyst Allure is my fav) with all your textures and dimensions. You have mastered layering just like Melis! I still need to buy those chubby birds. Stunning card!

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  14. Marcia, wonderful textures with your stencil inking, the dots and stripes. You've put the together as if they were meant to be.

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  15. Such a wonderful card! Yay for being ahead of the game for Mother's day as well!

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  16. Sparkly colourful gorgeousness!! Love this Marcia!

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  17. WOW! Beautiful card for your Mom, Marcia! Love the layers of goodness. Each element is beautiful and they all work together perfectly. Your Mom is going to love this! xx

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  18. WOW Marcia!!! Such pretty stitching, amazing detail and THE most beautiful yellow/lavender color palette. Lovely in every way!

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  19. Totally gorgeous card, Marcia! Now I wish I had the Daydreamer set!

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  20. Marcia, lovely Mother's Day card. So pretty. I didn't participate in this challenge. I don't do sewing, along with a lot of other things. Lol....

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  21. Your mom or the recipient will feel very privileged to receive this amazing card, Marcia! It's so fun noticing all the details of your stamp choices, layering and colors. Great job

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  22. This is as sweet as can be! Your mom will love it!!

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  23. Such a pretty Mother's day card! Thanks for joining Inspired by all the little things.

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  24. Your little row of flowers is just LOVELY! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By All the Little Things.

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