Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and have been able to watch some of Olympic Games so far. A big congrats to the UK for a dynamite opening ceremony! Bravo! Lots of eye candy and great music.
So I have been squeezing in some crafting time between Olympic events, and family outings, and managed to get my Out of a Hat Challenge card made. When I saw that this week’s challenge was sewing I immediately thought about trying a card with a quilting type background. Here is what I came up with…
I used the CTMH Pemberley paper pack for this. The colours and patterns are so pretty that it made it really easy to piece together a background. I first cut the card out with the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge. It’s just a 5.5×5.5 card with rounded corners. Next I cut strips of DP 5/8 x 2.5 inches (4 of each pattern), and glued them onto the card so they made up four 2.5×2.5 inch squares.
My focal image was stamped onto a piece of Bamboo card stock. I used the CTMH Chairs To You stamp set (retired), and coloured it with a blending pen, and some coordinating CTMH inks. I added a few pearls to the flowers, and then rounded the corners with my corner rounder to match the corners of the card.
So the only thing left to do at this point was add the sewing element. I managed this by doing a zigzag stitch with my sewing machine around the focal image, and the outside of the card. Don’t look too closely at the corners LOL! Not sure what happened there! I do love the overall effect though, and I just might have to try this again sometime using a different pattern. A quilted Christmas card would probably be lovely.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by. Go Canada Go!!