Monday, July 5, 2010

Stitched Flowers on Vellum

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #36 for this week is pink, white and red. The focal point of my card is a panel of vellum with a floral pattern stitched into it. So my card also qualifies for the challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge where they're looking for stitching on your card.

When I saw this color palette for PDCC, I thought "no problem!" NOT! My brain just refused to work with red, pink, and white. I'd almost decided not to try when this idea popped into my head. I just used this stitch pattern on another project and loved the look of it. It was a freebie I found on a UK online shop called Stitching Cards last year. It's still there if you'd like to grab it. Can you tell I love to try out new techniques? LOL
This is a large card. It measures 5 1/2" x 8". If I did it again I would probably shrink the stitch pattern down some, but after stitching for a couple of hours late last night, I was not about to start over again. Stitching is not hard just time consuming, but I have to tell you, that punched border was a headache. I'm not sure if that punch has a matching corner punch or not, but I don't have it. So I had to figure out how to get the sides to line up evenly. I think it took me about four tries to finally get it even on all sides. I'm happy with how it turned out. Hope you like it too.

Supplies
Paper: clear vellum, white cardstock, Bazzill Tutu Pink
Stamp: Stampendous Orchid Greetings
Ink: Fired Brick Distress Ink
Tools: Martha Stewart Modern Border Punch
Miscellaneous: DMC Embroidery Floss, Recollections Adhesive Pearls

Have a blessed day!

14 comments:

  1. Wowy Steph! You've put in quite a lot of work in this card, it's beautiful! All those lovely (and equal!) stitches, and you managed NOT to crease the vellum! Well done I say! Hugs, Ira

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  2. Sorry sorry I mean Tracy of course :-) I was going to send her an e-mail so I mixed up your names, please excuse me?

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  3. Really gorgeous entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...you may have struggled in theory, but not in the end : )

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  4. So glad you did decide to play along, the stitching looks wonderful. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  5. Lovely! The stitching is fantastic! So glad you joined us at the PDCC this week!

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  6. Beautiful stitched cards Tracy. Thanks for playing along with us at the play date cafe :)

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  7. I had to look at this a couple of times up really close - it is so different, and yet, so YOU !! You got some kind of depth with it that adds such an excellent dimensional quality, I kept thinking it must be 3D. I think I will skip this challenge this week, I believe you already won it...

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  8. What a BEAUTIFUL card Tracy!! OMG!! it looks like so much work...I think I would have a very difficult time parting with this one if I were you....the color combo is so pretty.

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  9. Love those vellum paper, very pretty card, thanks for sharing!

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  10. OMGOOOOOOOOOOOODNESS! I love this card--I love that the flowers are stitched! Beautiful detail!! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC:)

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  11. Tracy....seriously...that is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    You always amaze me and I love how you are always trying new things. Truly an inspiration!!

    Thank you for sharing!
    ~Kristina

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  12. Wow! This is beautiful, Tracy! The stitching is just amazing.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

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  13. I never got chance to finish commenting last week because I was away, so apologies that this is late, but what a pretty card for our challenge, such lovely stitching! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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