Sunday, August 30, 2015
I think this was my favorite challenge today because I loved the inspiration photos. It was hard to decide which one to choose. Finally I picked this one.
I do enjoy to look of stitching on a card and I like the idea of stamps that mimic this look. Unfortunately, I don't have any. Often I just use a white pen and drawn perfect short lines. Today I got out my 20 year old sewing machine and fiddled with it until I could get a couple of rows of metallic silver thread to sew through cardstock. My first attempt to sew around a circle was a disaster. So, here is a simple bit a stitching.
I rarely used multiple pattern papers on a card so Betsy's video was very helpful today. I think it will be easier for me to get a better result now that I understand the basics. Here is my card.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
It was difficult to choose a pattern for this challenge because I liked so many of the designs. Needless to say I will have wonderful inspiration for future cards. I chose Ashley's pretty card because I have the dies to make this card but have rarely used them. This was a good opportunity to get them out again.
This is the first time I have ever put thread nested on a card. I can't say why I have not tried it because I love the look. After putting this card together I am sure I will use it again. Here is my take on Laura Bassen's wonderful card.