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Sunday, December 28, 2014

One stitch at a time at OSAAT!

OSAAT December Prize Pack
This fortnight at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), our theme is Stitching. StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds of digital products from many wonderful artists. Even if you don't use a store image, you'll still be in the drawing to win the super-duper December prize pack.

I used the sweet Birds with Leaves from Gingerloft along with a lot of hand-stitching to create this texture-filled card:

I printed the digi stamp onto a linen-textured cardstock and colored it with Copics. I cut the piece out with a decorative die. I made a dotted border around the bird in InDesign so that it was easy for me to create the holes with an awl and hand-stitch the border with a mix of silver & blue threads. I used a needle to poke stitching holes on the image itself, and hand-stitched those details with the silver thread.

The sentiment was created in InDesign using the Home Sweet Home font, and also die-cut. I attached it to the card with a pretty stickpin, covering the pointy end with some white ribbon.

I created the background by printing out a stitching template on white cardstock, adhering it to a lovely patterned fabric, and hand-stitching it with silver thread. Time-consuming, but worth it! I pulled out some of the threads on the edges to give with a nice fringe.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge: Everything goes with an animal
Creative Moments: Anything goes / non-traditional Christmas colors
Fairytale Stampers #49: Everything Goes with stamping (digi)



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9 comments:

Mimi said...

Love this CG, the frayed material is a fab substitute for design paper, I love using material on my cards too. Great to see so much stitching too :) :) :) Big hugs, Jane xxxx

CraftyGirl said...

Love the use of real fabric and sewing on your card. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Dreja said...

Toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Sabina G. said...

Lovely card.
Sabina

http://artbysabina.blogspot.com

Tamesis said...

Ein wundervolles und zauberhaftes Werk hast Du da entstehen lassen.
Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Animal Friends
Liebe Grüße
Vanessa

sweet art designs said...

Love the texture of your card. Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

Margaret said...

Great project. The colors are so festive and cheerful. Love the dp that you used. Maggie DT Teamie

Kuni said...

What a wonderful card.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends.
Hugs
Kuni

Conny G. said...

Oh, this is really cute!
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
Hugs,
Conny