Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh, Baby! You've Got Us In Stitches!

It's time for another challenge over at The Perfect Sentiment, and this one will have you in stitches. Literally! :-)

The sentiment: for a baby card. The "twist": Stitching!
You may use any kind of stitching: Hand sewn, machine sewn; faux....
But somewhere on the baby card must be some stitching.
Here is my take on this fun challenge:

You have to look a little closely to see my "stitching". I did it using a gold glitter pen- along the bottom of the punched pink "fence"...

... and all around the oval frame....

... and even zig-zagged, way down at the bottom behind and in between the pink crocheted flowers.

Some day I plan on learning how to do the "real deal", because I love stitching on cards! My sweet friend Cyndy has promised to give me a lesson on the little sewing machine I bought just for this purpose. She'd better have the patience of Job though, as I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to using a sewing machine ;-) But this challenge really has me wanting to learn, so hopefully I will be back before long with a card filled with stitches made with actual thread! Until then, my faux technique will have to suffice.

Now it's time for you to take on the challenge and see what you can come up with for a stitched baby card. All details can be found here on the Perfect Sentiment's blog.
Be sure to enter, because this week our sponsor is: Cindy Coutts Designs. She will be giving away a mini Stampin' Up Set, "Something For Christmas". You can check out Cindy's awesome blog HERE. She's doing a 12 Days Of Christmas series and I'm sure you won't want to miss it! Thanks, Cindy, for sponsoring us this week!!

And for more inspiration, check out all of the DT's blogs to see the wonderful stitched baby cards they have come up with:

Jessica-Guest Designer
Rita- Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think. And I hope you'll play along with us, too! Wishing you many blessings today!

Items used in making this card include~
SU! Textured Regal Rose c/s; SU! Pretty In Pink , Pink Pirouette and Old Olive c/s
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! dsp - Springtime Vintage
SU! Old Olive satin ribbon
Spellbinder's oval dies
Martha Stewart punch
Mark Richard's pink pearls
Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen
SU! Mat Pack and paper piercer (for zig zag stitching on bottom)
Stamps: SU! Puns From The Past (buggy) and Buggies & Booties (sentiment)


Unknown said...

Very pretty Sarah, I love the glitter stitching, adds a nice amount of sparkle that leads the eye to a stitched effect. Very nice. All your cards are so beautiful and creative.

Parables of a Crafter said...

How delicate and beautiful Sarah! I love the image and those pink flowers are to die for! You always create things that are so beautiful, this is no exception!!

Kimberly J. said...

Great Card Sarah!! I just love the vintage feel of it and those flowers and image are so pretty!! :) Awesome job!

Jenn Fontaine said...

Another lovely card! It is so pretty and "soft" looking. I love the little pink flowers and all your details! Just beautiful!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

That vintage baby buggy is so sweet!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very pretty card! I love all your stitching and all those little crochet flowers!


Margaret said...

Great details on your card and so pretty. Love your faux stitching and your crocheted flowers.