Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Summertime Birthday

Good evening, Blogland! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Today we had dinner with Sean's family in celebration of Grandma's birthday. It was great to see everyone and eat a delicious meal together in honor of such a sweet lady. So today I am sharing Grandma's birthday card. I'm so glad she liked it! I'm pretty sure it's an unwritten faux pas to give grandmas bad birthday cards. Anyway, here it is...

I started by stamping the multi-line image in white ink onto a Kraft base. I wrapped that with a knotted piece of Sweet Blush twill and set it aside. Then I stamped the stem and leaf onto a small piece of white cardstock. I took a pushpin and pierced along the stem and the outer edge of the leaf. Then I backstitched through the holes using half a full strand (or three threads) of embroidery floss. I adhered that to a piece of Ripe Avocado before mounting both layers to a piece of Spring Moss (which had already been stamped with my sentiment). I added a decorative strip of cardstock to the Spring Moss before mounting the whole piece to the Kraft base.

Next, I stamped the poppy from Remember onto white cardstock in Burnt Umber and Sweet Blush inks. I've learned (and I think this may be mentioned in the Papertrey Tip Sheet, too) that it is much easier to line up solid and outline stamps if you use the outline first. I also stamped the solid part twice to make the color a little more saturated and vibrant. I cut out the bloom with scissors and stitched on the brown button with a piece of white embroidery floss (this time using the entire strand and going through the holes twice). Finally, I mounted that to the image panel using foam tape.

Tonight is the Papertrey release and I am so excited to see the sets in their entirety! Hope to catch you on the forum...

Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Spring Moss, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink; Burnt Umber - Palette; Frost White - Colorbox
Stamps: Remember, Birthday Basics, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Tools: Apron Lace Border Punch - Fiskars; Push Pin; Needle
Fibers: Dark Green Embroidery Floss, White Embroidery Floss - DMC; Sweet Blush Twill - Papertrey Ink
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch; Brown Button

1 comment:

Joan B said...

so this gorgeous Idol winning card is sitting here with no comments. Let's do something about that!