Friday, September 5, 2014

StampNation Challenge 142

I decided to try my first challenge at StampNation and tried the stitching challenge.  It could be real stitching or faux and since I can't get Betty's sewing machine to work and mine doesn't arrive until tomorrow, faux stitching it was.

I started out with a background image I purchased years ago.  It is a very cool unmounted stamp and I'll be darned if I can recall where I got it.  I was thinking maybe River City but unless they retired it, no.  It is very detailed so you get the best image with versifine ink.

Then I used the WPlus9 quilt die.  SCREAMING could be heard around the world.  I bought some Be Creative adhesive sheets when I ordered the quilt die and watched a video 10 times of the woman doing this technique, die cutting the quilt with the creative adhesive.  I FAILED four times getting it to cut through and finally just gave up and used glue. I could not get the delicate portion out at any time... it tore. So, I proceeded without that part and just glued it onto a square.

I punched out some lace with a Martha Stewart punch and glued that beneath my quilt and added faux stitching.  I also added a sparkly material under the quilt which you can barely see in the picture.  All of that got put onto a red card base, added faux stitching and a handwritten friend to go along with the Hello white embossed image.


  1. Such a gorgeous card, love the design and the colours.

    Warm hugs


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