Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Sweetest Flower :)

Happy Saturday!!!!! Do you have any FUN things planned for today? Nothing special here. The weather is really BLECH...gloomy and, I think it is going to be a lay-around-the-house-with-hubs-and-watch-old-movies kinda day. I love those guilt-free days of relaxation :o)

Today's card came about from playing with my Sew-Easy. I have been going crazy with my standard Sew-Easy attachment, but realized I was neglecting the other fab attachments I had sitting on my craft table. So, I pulled out a piece of scrap Kraft card stock, my Sew-Easy Burst Stitch attachment, some summery floss and got busy playing. Once I was finished stitching in the sweet bursts, I decided I wanted to turn it into a simple card by trimming the corners, adding a simple, floral embellishment and a sentiment from PTI. I like the texture the stitching added to the card...and for "playing around", I thought it came together okay.

For the card's interior, I simply added one of the adorable stamps From the Vault by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. Isn't she a cutie?!?! I love her precious, little face:o) I stamped the image, "Daisy Doll", onto another piece of scrap Kraft card stock...I have seen others do this and thought I would give it a try...hey, after all I am "playing" right? Might as well go all in:o) This sweet image was colored with Prismacolor markers; and for a pop of the sparkly stuff, a coating of DecoArt Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in Ice Crystal was added to her. Then, she was cut out...popped up with a dimensional...and placed next to the sentiment.

I know the card isn't the greatest, but I had a fabulous time playing with my Sew-Easy and getting rid of some scraps:o) After doing this, it gave me more ideas for a future card...I think the Sew-Easy Burst Stitch would be great on a Christmas card...don't the bursts sorta look like snowflakes? Maybe a white on white Christmas card...white card stock and sparkly white floss...hmmmmm....You know what's even better?ALL the Sew-Easy products are currently on sale at SCACD. There are a few more attachments I need to add to my collection, so I better get them before Susana runs out! I have another card featuring a different Sew-Easy attachment, sure hope you will drop by tomorrow and check it out:) Hope your weekend is going fabulously!!!!!
Hugs and Blessings!!!!

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Kim said...

Carolyn this is adorable and LOVE how you added the cute flower child inside! Love it hun! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Danni said...

Fabulous and oh so stunning! You rock!

Sandi said...

Carolyn - that inside image is adorable!!
Thanks for playing in our 'STITCHING' Challenge #27! Any Digital OR Stamped image is required to be eligible to win!
♥ Sandi
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and Pattie's shop
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Sue from Oregon said...

So very fun-lovin the sewing bursts!

Carmen O. said...

What do you mean this card isn't the greatest???? It IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! I love the simplicity of the stitching on the outside and the beautifully colored shimmery image on the inside.

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous creation hun..!

thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Melody said...

Awesome stitching!! Well done!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Heather said...

This is SOOOOOO ADORABLE and Way TOOO cute!!! (I know in retrospect those words mean practically the same thing, but it deserved being said twice :D) That flower is beautiful and I love the sweetie inthe flower pot. Reminds me of those Anne Geddes books I had when my little girl was still a baby.

Pattie G said...

This is so sweet and perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Jacq said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a Gorgeous card!!! Love the Kraft cardstock, the image is just adorable. Love the stitching you've done. Coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Lorraine said...

The stitching is adorable on the kraft! and cool coloring of Daisy Doll on kraft! (I'm still practicing with my prisma pencils, lol).