Monday, January 18, 2010

Hand-stitched Flower




Hello again! I'm back to participate in Kim Kesti's fun challenge, based off of her card:

We could either make a card based off a second love (hers is quilting), or use the design layout, colors, etc. for inspiration.  I have to admit I cheated a little here, because I don't LOVE sewing, but I wanted to use this flower I had hand-stitched a loooong time ago (I'm talkin' years here).  I am currently cross-stitching a baby quilt, but it's taking me forever, so that's why I don't LOVE it anymore!  :)  I used a Bazzill template to outline the flower, and then stitched it with some floss.  I added some brightly colored Art Institute Glitter to fill in the petals and leaves and a button for the bud.  The floral paper on the top of the card was from a swap, but the geometric paper on the bottom is K&Co.  I added a bit of Michaels ribbon and a Making Memories epoxy tag with some twine.  The bee is a button, but I snipped the loop off, adhered it with a glue dot, and hand drew the bee's path. :)  You can see I'm still experimenting with trying to get better pictures.  I took one with the card flat on my table, one standing up so you can see how the tag hangs, and one that's just a close up of the tag.  I hope you like this card, and man, I'm glad to have finally used that flower! :D

-Suzanne :O ) 

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6 comments:

GiftsByHeidi said...

It always feels good to use stuff you've had lying around. Great card!

Janice W. said...

Pretty card! The flower is very pretty! Love the glitter.

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Oh so adorable - and not cheating at all! I'm super glad that I inspired you to use the flower you've had. It's really, really adorable! Thanks for playing.
Kim Kesti

Annette said...

Awesome card Suzanne! I love the pink against the black and white and I love the stitching, great job!!

rubberstampinzone said...

Suzanne. Your card is so very pretty! I really love your flower, bee and the ribbon is pretty too. And I'm a huge glitter fan... I think you make fabulous cards and you're always changing things up. I enjoy coming to your blog and seeing what is next!

GlitterEmm said...

What a classy, pretty card. I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

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