Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stitched Wishes

There's a challenge going on over on StampTV this week to do some sewing on your card, either with a machine or adding hand sewing, buttons, etc. Ever since I dug my machine from the darkness of my closet a few weeks ago, I've been using it more often........not to mend the things that need it, but to sew on my cards! LOL I find that I enjoy the look of real stitches because it reminds me of the comforts of home somehow. I used an old GinaK stamp set that I won a long time ago, but I love to color the image and use it for birthday cards. This time I used scraps of textured pastel cardstock and randomly cut them different sizes and sewed them all together. It probably would have made a great baby card with these colors, but hopefully someone will enjoy getting this for their birthday. I added some dew drops and a piece of PTI satin ribbon and another birthday card was done!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Carol

8 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Carol!!! I love to sew on my cards as well! I think it just adds a finishing touch and it really holds it together. I love your colors, design and coloring!! It is so soft and elegant!!

Wendy said...

Oh Carol, this card is so pretty! I love the soft pastel colors & your sewing is perfect! That is something i've never done is sewed on a card. Love the dew drops added too! Who wouldn't love getting this beautiful card for their birthday! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW - Carol - this is just gorgeous!!! I so need to practice my sewing skills - LOL!!! Your sewing looks perfect!!! Hugs ~S~

JD said...

Great card, Carol, I really like the sewing on the card and the pastel background is great! I also like you new blog background!

LeAnne said...

Oh, how pretty! I have mine sitting on my table and every time I see one of Pam Speidel's cards, I am reminded how wonderful it is to sew on a card! Your color scheme is so fresh & fun here--great job!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Carol your stitching is incredible! What a gorgeous card. And too funny about only using your machine to sew on cards and not to mend those things that need mending. Gosh that sounds SO familiar!! lol

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the colors of your card and the stitching makes for a lovely addition on your card. Happy weekend Carol. Pat

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh how SWEET is this!! Love the soft colors! :)