Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stamp Simply 34-- In Stitches!

TGIF! Stamp Simply Time my friends! This week, we get to pull out our sewing machines or fake like we know how to sew on cards! LOL. This week's challenge is "in stitches." You can sew or go faux - just as long as your card has some sort of sewing "look" to it! For all the challenge details - click HERE to visit Sharon Johnson's place!

For my card, I chose to let my sewing machine "drive" on this one. This is one of my favorite ways to sew on cards -- because you can't get it wrong! I figured out what I wanted to use as my base for my card and my mat. I then put my paper through my sewing machine and only minimally guided it through. I love the curves that are just naturally created! Looks a bit funky!

The rest is pretty simple. I used one of Gina K's new stamp sets called Comfort and Peace. This set rocks for so many reasons. It is the perfect stamp for those serious times in life when you struggle to find the right words. Sadly, I created this for a friend whose mom is battling Pancreatic cancer (Stage 4). This same friend also recently had a baby - just a month ago- and when the baby was born, it was born with a condition called Peter's Anomoly. It's a condition that impacts vision and typically comes with a cloudy cornea and glaucoma. This little baby girl has already gone through four surgeries. So, if anyone is the praying kind (I know you are out there) please pray for Baby Theresa and her grandma (also named Theresa). I know they need all the prayers they can get.

Back to the card... The image was created by just coloring the back with markers and "huffing" before I stamped. The circle and scalloped circle were created thanks to my Nestabilities dies. After I adhered it to my mat, I just trimmed it up so that I only used a portion of the circle. Before I matted it all up, I used a slot punch (Stampin' Up) to string my ribbon through and added a faux brad (it's acutally a hot fix nail head). That's pretty much it.

Here's a close up to show the stamped flower. I just love this image. I know it will be well used!

Hope you make time to play this week for Sharon's Challenge! If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the other members of the Stamp Simply Team!!


Take care and have a fabulous weekend!

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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