Hello everyone!! I know. . . it’s been awhile. Time just keeps getting away from me.
Today I am sharing another Challenge that I am participating in, The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #147 and it looks like I am just getting my submission in under the wire!!
The sketch uses three different pieces of patterned paper and then a stamped image and sentiment. I won’t lie, this was a hard challenge for me for some reason. (I think it’s because I like to CASE cards rather than think up my own! lol). Anyway, here is the card I am submitting (I actually made two cards but the one on top is my submission.)
Supplies you will need:
- Card stock for card base and sentiment area.
- three different patterned papers (this card is great for using scraps of paper).
- Flourish pattern (see below) and thread
- sponge or dauber for inking edges of paper.
- Stamp set for sentiment. (the ones I used come from the Just Believe stamp set)
Making and assembling the card:
- Form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card base.
- Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 5 1/4″ x 4″. I felt this was easier to do this way.
- The sizes of the three pieces of patterned paper are: top left = 1 7/8″ x 1 3/4″, bottom left = 3 3/8″ x 1 3/4″, bottom right = 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
- After cutting ink the edges and set aside.
Now to the fun part -the flourish.
I used a template that I am pretty sure I got at Hobby Lobby a few years back. They look like this:
The close up is the one I used on this card. I placed the template on the cardstock where I wanted my flourish to be and then using my paper piercer, pierced the design following the holes on the template. I used cross stitching floss (I have tons of the stuff leftover from my counted cross stitch days) and used a full strand (in other words, I didn’t take it apart like I would for cross stitching) and using a back stitch, I stitched the pattern.
After finishing the stitching, I glued the patterned papers to the card stock as shown and then glued it to the front of the card.
That’s it for today’s share. I hope you enjoyed it.