Saturday, 4 March 2017

Flower Challenge #6

Well, hope you had fin with last month's challenge - so much talent out there! This month it's everyone's favourite topic - ANYTHING GOES! So basically, go to town and enjoy yourselves.

I've got back into sewing this year and have started pairing it up with my cards as well. It adds a rather nice touch, at least I think so!

I started by stamping the large SMILE onto some Neenah 110lb card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then coloured in the flowers with my Copics - very basic shading!

I cut it to size and used my Edge Essentials die from Reverse Confetti to add the stitched detail across the top and the bottom and then sewed across it with some yellow embroidery thread (floss!). I do love the added detail this gives.

I then simply added it to a red A2 (US) card base with some foam tape.

Here is a list of the supplies used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (currently only Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps in a small way to support the running of my blog and is very much appreciated, thank you! 

I do hope you have a go at the challenge this month - you have until 25th to enter. Thank you for popping by as usual!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, I love this Ruth! What a clever design! I actually got the opportunity to play in a few challenges today, so I'm going to enter my very first one for this challenge! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Missy Pink said...

Lovely colours Ruth, I love that stamp and as been coloured in perfectly and that thread is great finishing touch. Truly pretty card. Hugs X

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Ruth! I love how you stamped your flowers and showcased them on the sentiment, and your hand stitching is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Your doodle flowers are perfect for the current challenge at ATCAS...if you're interested, we would love to have you join us:

Aileen Ryan said...

Love thisRuth. Haven't seen this floral 'smile' stamp before.......of course now I want it. Wonderful colouring and the added stitches and thread perfect finish.Floss is that what the thread is called (we call floss dental floss for cleaning your teeth, but of course it doesn't come this thick or coloured :).

Karren said...

This is fabulous, Ruth! The stitching adds such a fun detail but your card still retains its clean look. Gorgeous image, too!

Tina Krauer said...

Ahhhh YOU created the challenge!! That's awesome!!!! Love your card, too. The stitching details are so lovely! Hugs, Tina

Lisa Tilson said...

I love the added stitching to this. And I didn't know you had a die that made it much easier to do! I was wondering how you had done it on my card. Love the CAS card, the stitching is the perfect finishing touch. It certainly made me smile 😃Xx

Maria A. said...

Ruth, I love seeing stitching on cards, I should do that more often, what a fabulous detail on your card.
I love that big, beautiful SMILE stamp, love bold colors you chose for this sweet flowers.
This card will definitely bring a smile to the recipient, it brought one to mine.

TaeEun said...

I love the design of the bold open smile stamp with those tiny cute flowers! And your yellow stitch goes perfectly with the image! So pretty!

Anonymous said...

It's very nice Ruth, I too like the added thread/floss details it changes from a simple stitched line!
This is a nice stamp as well!

Karen D. said...

just an amazing card how you added the stitching and that image is so happy and fun to look at with all the details it has!
xx Karen

Susan said...

At first I thought you'd stamped all those flowers inside an alphabet stamp! That is a perfect stamp set....and you've colored it beautifully!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How pretty - such a cool stamp - love the stitching!

Viv said...

Such a great design here Ruth, it made me smile too...reminds me of Spring. Loving your bright little flowers and perfect stitching ;)hugs Viv xx

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