Saturday, March 6, 2010

Stitched Friend card


I wanted to participate in Marie's inspiration challenge again, especially after missing last week's!  Things have been a little busy here, so I haven't been creating as much as I'd like.  Anyway, here's her inspiration photo, courtesy of Crate and Barrel:

Here's my card:

I'm not entirely happy with it, but oh well.  Maybe it will grow on me. :)  I wanted to keep the design of the card fairly simple, because the items in the photo are simply designed as well.  The heart is embossed with clear powder - I don't have the Craft pad of Pumpkin Pie, so I first inked my stamp with VersaMark, then Pumpkin Pie Classic ink.  I then stamped it and embossed with clear powder, then cut it out and layered it onto the Full Heart punch-out with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added a bit of faux stitching with my Signo White Gel Pen and Chocolate Chip marker.  Not sure what's up with me and the wavy-ness down at the bottom.. I will say that in my defense, my contact lenses are drying out.  ;)

Well, I'm off to bed, as it's a little after midnight here.  See you later!

Stitched Friend card:
Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad, VersaMark ink
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Accessories/Tools:  Full Heart and Corner Rounder punches, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker, Signo White Gel Pen, Old Olive 5/8" satin ribbon, Chocolate Chip corduroy brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Circle Scissors Plus


  1. Wow! That card rocks. You are so talented with colors.

  2. Orange AND Purple? A color lovers dream! That outdoor is where I want to spend my weekend. Your card is a great interpretation of the look.

  3. Great take on the inspiration! Love the laoyout, too!

  4. Love those buttons! And I think that Razzleberry may be growing on me!

  5. Melissa this is a great card with lots of lovely details! I love how you improvised with versamark and classic ink! You mean dry contacts cause wavy lines? Maybe that's my problem! lol! Seriously tho, your card is a wonderful interpretation of Marie's inspiration challenge.


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