Saturday, March 27, 2010

Embellish Challenge + Sew Lovely

I finally got around to breaking out my good friend Kelly's stamp set. Well that's not completely true. I broke out the dress form to make a card for Paper Craft Magazine's latest Color Cue call. The colors were... hard. CRAZY hard. So yea you won't be seeing that card. But this card... I'm in love with this card. I think the colors Ashley chose were so cute.

And again with the pink. I must be changing... weird. Actually today I purchased some new May Arts ribbon for the store. I kept gravitating towards the pink... seriously. Do you think this is the way my body is telling me "Hey your almost 28... have some kids." Okay maybe not. Here's my card. 



Now if you want to recreate this card, can I give you a tip? When you paper piece your spools... stamp it first with versamark rather thank black. That way when your stitching doesn't cover up all of your line it's not as noticeable. I realized this about half way in!

Stamps: Sew Lovely (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine), VersaMark
Cardstock: Kraft, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Blue Diamonds Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Fibers: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain (Stampin' Up!), 3713 Floss (DMC), White Thread (Coats and Clark)
Pearls: White (Prima)


We are having some internet issues, but do you see that beautiful My Mind's Eye paper? Well I have some to give away tomorrow! Check back then! Hope you have a great weekend!

40 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute!! the stitching is the prefect touch!! love it!! =)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful as always and Pink? Love it!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is one gorgeous card. Great colors and just love all the details and stitching on this card.

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! That color challenge was nasty wicked, wasn't it? LOL! However... I LOVE this card! Way to branch out into the pink!

Mary Dawn said...

adorable adorable and pink!

i think pink isn't a sign you should HAVE a baby, it's a sign you should DESIGN A BABY STAMP SET!

i know signs ;)

yyam said...

Really lovely indeed! Love all the stamping and sewing! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Laurel said...

Oh, this is so very pretty. I love the stitching.... Very cool card...

Michelle said...

Yes - 28, the perfect age....have some kids...lots of them!! - - you'll wonder why you didn't sooner and you'll realize how much you were missing in your life and didn't even know it. So go - make babies! :)
These paper pieced spools are really really cool....along with that stitching. Can't wait to see the new ribbon!

Karen B. said...

Delicious background pattern you created, and a really nice card. I think you do an amazing job with pink!

Laurel said...

What a fun card!

Dawn said...

This is amazing Courtney, and I actually like the little bits of black showing through.

I too hated pink, until I started papercrafting. It was strange, but it's almost become a neutral for me...have you noticed that it can be paired with almost any color?

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely card! I love the pink--it's one of my favorite colors.

I was 28 when I decided to have kids. I didn't plan on kids prior to that. I don't know what happened...a switch flipped or something!LOL I now have 2 and quit my job and stay home with them and that is something I thought would NEVER, EVER happen.

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Really cute card! I love all the sewing ! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my pti blog hop card, I kind of linked it to the wrong March so didn't get many comments lol so it was nice to see a few!
Hollie

..::Paulina::.. said...

Love this Courtney! You totally rocked the stitching, and I love all the PINK. :) Super excited to see which May Arts ribbons you chose for the store!!

Nancy L. said...

really cute! yea, i wonder what the pink is trying to tell you ;)

Nancy L. said...

really cute! yea, i wonder what the pink is trying to tell you ;)

Gabriela said...

Goodness how I love this card and that marvelous stitching. Great tip too! Thanks so much.

Karen said...

Courtney, I LOVE this!!!! I literally sat forward when it loaded....and I haven't even had coffee yet! lol I love the pink, love the stitching next to the spools, love it!!!:>

And there's nothin' wrong with embracing the pink! So many different shades, so many different looks, so much fun!:>

Oh yea.....that wide pink ribbon from your store, is even prettier in person!!

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous! I love how you have added the stitching to the thread stamps!! Such a great idea!

♥♥♥Lea

Elise said...

This card is simply dreamy! I had to stare and stare to see how you did that incredible stitching! Such a darling touch to those darling images and FANTASTIC CARD! You - changing!?! I think it's evolution, baby! It's so hard not to be influenced by all of our wonderful neighbors and fantastic MATERIALS! Hello! Anywhooo, I always seeee your style in your work.... To me, that's success! Yee Haw!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!! Hey I used one of your stamp sets onto my card....you should check it out...hope you like!!! Have a great day lady!!!

-t

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love this Courtney! The sewing is perfect! One of these days I just know that I will catch you wearing a pink shirt... ha! :) I will have to have my camera ready so I can post it on my blog! :)

Laura.K said...

lovely. Perfect stitchg.

Kay said...

LOVE the thread coming off the spools! This card is adorable and you're really good at using those pinks!! Tee hee!! I love this, Courtney! ♥♥ Kay

Winter said...

Sew cute! :)

jen said...

does the pink really count here, since it was a challenge color?! Hehe!
This is totally cute- I love the stitching on this!!
And for the record- I ADORE My Minds Eye- it may actually be more of an addiction.... *giggle*

Maile Belles said...

What a gorgeous and fun card, love your stitching element! Fabulous job with the pink too. So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Courtney! Love the colors and the stitching! Got to do that challenge. :o)

AJ said...

Cute card- love your hand stitching- and I think 30 is a SUPER age to have kids- seriously, the late 30's are the new age of child bearing! You have LOTS of time!!

Ryann Salamon said...

What a pretty little card. I love the trio of pearls in the corner!

Vanessa said...

Love your super card, Courtney!! Perfect!

Deanna said...

Amazing!

Charlene Austin said...

Little Miss Courtney!! I just LOVE it!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

I think I like it better like that, with the black ink under the sewing....not sure why!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love what you've done courtney!!!

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card, Courtney!! I love that stamp set!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely love this, Court! The stitching is so fab! You are awesome with the pink! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This....is sew lovely! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is SEW cute!
Love the stitching and the pearls! So classy! I recently purchased some Lawn Fawn stamps too. I can't wait to start using them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Courtney, this card is great! I love the stitched details! Thanks for playing along with us!