After not making anything but Christmas cards for a while it feels a bit strange but great to be making other types of cards again!
I was lucky to have won a prize in a random draw on the Die Cut Divas group and Maureen was very generous and sent me lots of gorgeous goodies including the beautiful Good Thoughts stamp set. Thanks again Maureen!
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Good Thoughts & Dolls.
In the photo the white card has a pink tinge on it which it doesn't have in real life - I hope it's because of the foggy weather we've having here today and not that my camera is about to die!
I stamped the image twice on watercolour paper and coloured the flowers and leaves with watercolour pencils. Then I machine stitched the stems on the leaves and layered some of the flowers. To add some shine I applied a layer of Glossy Accents to all the petals and green leaves. Since I had the sewing machine out I decided to add lines of stitching in green, purple and pink to the background.
Most of the time as I’m making a card I chop and change things as I go along and this one was no exception. After adding the stitching I decided to emboss the background with my Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. I just hoped for the best that the embossing wouldn’t distort the stitching too much but it doesn’t seem to have moved it much at all.