Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Papertrey Tuesday: Stitched Stems

Hello, and welcome to a new week.  I'm getting my stamping done on this coolish cloudy day because I have some extra fun happenings coming up at the end of this week. Don't worry, I'll clue you in as the day gets closer. 

Today is my day to make something with my beautiful Papertrey products and again, I'm stamping along with the Make It Monday challenge, hosted by Michelle Leone. Her video showed us the fun technique of stitching with thread or floss along the stem for a lovely textured accent on a floral card. 

I realized that in my frenzy of purging sewing supplies, I had very few options left so gold thread was my best pick. I used it to backstitch along the center of the largest leaves, adding lines drawn along the sides with a gold Spica pen. With the same pen, I added dots to the flower centers. 

In keeping with the gold elements, I also embossed the sentiment and added gold die cut leaves. 

I'm happy to have a Mother's day card ready well in advance of the day. Now I must just manage to get it mailed on TIME, lol! 

Thanks for visiting me, I really love hearing from you! I've listed most of the supplies below. 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PTI - Stitching Garden and matching dies, Sentiment SU - retired
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU - Coastal Cabana (placed inside card back)
INK: PTI - Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores Versamark
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, PTI - Shape Shifters Oval 1 Die used to cut foil die cuts and die cut card front