Saturday, 9 June 2012

Enjoy Your Day card ~ Penny Black stamp

Good Morning :)

It's my second GDT card for Sweet Stampin',
and this week it's another great challenge, one of my favourites :)

It's stitching!

We'd love to see some faux, hand or machine stitching on your projects.

I thought I'd try out one of the fancy stitches on my machine (they rarely get used otherwise)
but it looks like I'd definitely need more practise turning corners!
It's much easier to sew on fabric than card..... lol
Most of the elements I've used on this card, I've had for a while.
  The papers are Bo Bunny 'Persuasion' and Bo Bunny 'double dot'
The image is this stamp by Penny Black and I coloured her with Copic markers.
Skin ~ E00, E11, R20       Hair ~ E29, E31, E57       Dress RV000, RV02, RV04 RV10, YG03, YG11
Shadow & Ground ~ BG10, C3, C5
Blender Pen 0

 I stamped the image on white card and cut it out using Nestabilities Labels  8.
While the card was still in the die, I sponged around the edges with Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress inks.
The sentiment is computer generated with 'atype' font, then I trimmed each word to the same size and added faux stitching around the edges.
The pink brads are Basic Grey and the ribbon is from my stash.

I added Glamour Dust to her jewellery, her bag, the bottom of her dress and the tails on her scarf.
Once I get started with a glue pen it's hard to stop!

I hope you enjoy my card today and will enter the challenge yourself.
I'd love to see what you create :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
Have a great weekend  :)
Take care
Sarah xx

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Punked ~ happy birthday/celebration
Crafty Ann's ~ it's a girl thing
Frosted Designs ~ stitching
Totally Papercrafts ~ doodle on it (around the sentiment)


sue - aka bearhouse said...

love this card, such a fab image and gorgeous colours. the stitching looks brilliant too.


Doreen said...

This is simply gorgeous,love the image and all your

Alyce said...

Sarah this is just the cutest! I love the cross stitching around the edges and the colours are so fun and bright :)

Mini said...

So lovely!
Sue x

Paula said...

This is fab, love your colours and fresh look, it's lush! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

Carol said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and the colours used. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol :) x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a fun card Sarah! I like the party image and the girlie sparkle you've added. Vicky x

cathi139 said...

absolutely fantastic, I love the colors and the image!! Perfect with the stitching, beautiful card

Margie said...

Such a fun card Sarah! I love those colours together and your stitching really sets off the design to perfection. Margie x

Sharon said...

Hi Sarah. Just started following your blog - your card is gorgeous. Love the layout and your colouring is superb. Nothing wrong with the stitching, looks brill.
Love Sharon. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sarah! Love the image, colours, papers, layout, stitching ... everything, lol!

Anonymous said...

A fantastic card Sarah, fab colours, fab image and brilliant stitching!
Helen x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card Sarah... Love your layout and stitching.

Christine x

Sue from Oregon said...

Great creation, love the double shading around your image and the fun sentiment!

Ann Whitfield said...

It's fabulous Sarah, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Faith A said...

Love the image, love the stitching, love the layout, love the colours, love it all.

Craftyanny said...

Super cute card.
Thanks for joining us on Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

Wedgie said...

Ohhhh Sarah! I love this card! Fab image choice and I love your fancy stitches! Wedgie xxx

Teresa Jaye said...

this is precious! The image is adorable and I love how you inked the cardstock before removing it from the Nestabilities die - the depth you've created is amazing! Your card construction and color combo are awesome ! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is soooo gorgeous.

CraftyNess said...

Brilliant card love the colours and the image :) thanks for joining Craft Punked this week x

Carol Theng said...

nice card. love the colours and the stitching. thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs.

s4rah said...

Lovely card, your sewing looks great! Thanks for joining our first challenge at Craft Punked and hope to see you again soon!

Jen said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Skye said...

Great cards. Nice papers and the stitching is a lovely touch. I do like the Penny Black girls.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx