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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just Us Girls and Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenges



I made this card for the Just Us Girls Challenge 15, add stitching to your project and the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge   for the layout.  This is the first time I tried sewing on a card, I did it by hand because I heard sewing machines bite.  This was a lot of fun, I used the Bazzill In Stitch'z piercing tool, Bazzill In Stitch'z Piercing mat and the Bazzill In Stitch'z 8 x 8 Flowers stencil pattern that had a nice square edge I could follow, it was so easy to punch out!  Thanks to Bazzill and When Creativity Knocks, the right tools make a world of difference. The card stock is Certainly Celery from Stampin Up, the beautiful dp is Graphics 45, I am in love with their paper.  I used the Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities to cut and emboss the circle, and the Ribbon Tags Trio Shapeabilities for the sentiment tag.  The sentiment is Stampin up Warmest Regards.  The image is from one of my old cookbooks, I aged it, and the lace with a little with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop.  Instead of laying out a newspaper while spraying it, I have decided to use tissue paper.  I plan to save the beautiful over-sprayed tissue to use for a flower or some other embellishment at a later date.  The Glimmer Mist is so beautiful I can't bear to waste it!  I added a little paper flower and  put a pearl in the center.  Thanks for looking.  ~Diane


18 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful. Your vintage look is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at SSW.

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  2. Diane, it is beautiful, omg hand sewn. Hugs

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  3. Diane, this is absolutely divine; loving that paper and the image (a cookbook - wow) is so gorgeous; love the look in the Spellbinders. The hand sewing is just perfect too! ;p

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  4. Diane love your lovely vintage card. It was so fun to you hand stitch around your card. I know that took you awhile. You should try your sewing machine . Just put it on a loose stitch most of may cards are stitched. thanks for playing along with my sketch @SSW!!

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  5. My sewing machine bites sometimes too. You will learn to love it though. Your card is beautiful. I love the vintage look to your card. The stitching absolutely make the the card. Very, very nice!!!

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  6. Hand sewn....congrats. With my 7 sewing machines I could never contemplate the thought but what a lovely result you have. Love the card.
    Hugs.
    Carole

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  7. So pretty. I love your cards so much! You are so talented!

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  8. Beautiful vintage card! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!

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  9. Beautiful card. I love all your detail. How fun to use an image from an old cookbook! Clever, Clever, Clever! Love your stitching too. You did a nice job. Thanks for playing at SSW!

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  10. Your vintage card is beautiful Diane. I like that stitching around the mat. So pretty.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  11. OOO I love the vintage look to this card Diane! It is fabulous! You did an awesome job with the hand stitching! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls stitching challenge! Hope you join along Saturday!

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  12. OH, I'm so glad Mona sent you my way! I love your style too. I've been browsing, loving what I'm seeing! this card is stunning. Your details are beautiful and love the vintage image.
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  13. What a cool vintage image! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at SSW.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  15. Oh my gosh. Your stitching is to die for. I would not have the patience for that. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Kym

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  16. Fabulous card hun - glad you shared it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  17. Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!

    Sheri

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  18. Oh Diane ... LOVE your vintage flair!! Awesome creation!!

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