Sunday, February 19, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #101: Digi or Don't

I'm so honored and happy to share my very first project as part of the One Stitch at a Time Design Team! I'm looking forward to becoming more familiar with the StitchyBear Digital Stamps creators, and I'm already having a great time with my very talented teammates; Wait until you see their gorgeous projects!

This week's OSAAT Challenge theme is Digi or Don't: Either use a digi or don't use an image (no rubber stamps).

I decided to cheat a bit and use Walking The Dog Digital Die Cut File by Stitchy Stamps. I guess it counts as an image! I took the file into SCAL & kept making layers with increasing shadows widths, and then cut the pieces on my Cricut (Shh, don't tell ProvoCraft! Wish they had a Mac version of their software when I was buying!); I used the inverse pieces for the front and the reverse pieces for the "tunnel" element inside:

I used a Sizzix embossing folder & my Big Shot for rhe front black piece. The sentiment pieces are cut with a Spellbinders die. I stamped this sentiment from Verve Stamps and heat-embossed it in Recollections Red. I used white & black adhesive pearls around the sentiment (and for the corners on the inside, see below), but used Liquids Pearls for the frame. That's a little black pearl on her belt too.

This card features some of my favorite ribbons & fibers. The buttons on the front are actually brads from the Oriental Trading Co.

I made a "Book Card", but used the "Tunnel Book" technique:

I'm entering this project into the following challenges (thank you all!):
Allsorts Challenge #142 : Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge #59: Bold & Bright
Simply Create Too Challenge #7: Add Sunshine to Your Day
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop February Challenge #7: Anything goes...with ribbon (my second entry! My first is here)

Hope you'll join us for the Digi or Don't Challenge at One Stitch at a Time -- one lucky winner will receive a £10 UK gift certificate from Joanna Sheen! Wow!
Can't wait to see what you will create!


  1. A wonderful idea and beautifully made. Hazel x

  2. This is fabulous Christina - perfect for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us.
    Ann x

  3. Your image looks like she has a beautiful aura and such a great idea too. Jennie xx

  4. What a fabulous project! Welcome to the team!

  5. A gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Litle Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  6. Absolutely stunning :O) Ahhh a digi tal file still counts i suppose ;O) Since theres a walk the dog image too lol

    Choccy xx

  7. I love it. This is a bright and cheery project. The layers are fabulous.
    Christine your Dt sister

  8. Way to go on your very first DT creation! I could find a use for this if it's clutterin' up your space...haaa!
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment, too. :)

  9. CG: Your card is so sunshine-y--love your colors inside/and out. Thanks for entering in Challenge #7 - "Add Sunsine to Your Day" at Simply Create Too. Join our next challenge too?

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  10. Fabulous funky card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  11. Wow, fab project and wonderful bright colours! love it :o) hugs

  12. Such a lovely project! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  13. What a clever card, I wouldn't have a clue how to work one of those cutting machines but this image looks fab with all those colourful layers.

    Love Mandy xxx


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