The stitches always remind me of leaves and plants, so I've made a faux embroidery garden! I used a variety of green inks and coloured the larger leaves in with markers. The sentiment is from Curly Cute and I set it in a split frame embossed with my Simply Scored.
The zig zag stitch reminded me of grass, so I stamped a double row at the bottom and this grounds the plants nicely too.
The stems were given a variety of flowers: Twitterpated designer buttons, which I threaded with thin shreds of card stock before attaching with glue dots; four petalled flowers punched with one of the Itty Bitty punches and centred with tiny pearls; and a cut out embossed flower coloured with Watercolour Wonder crayons, a blender pen and a marker. It's great fun adding these pretty details!
Here's what I used to make today's card:
Stamps: In Stitches wheel, Curly Cute
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Baja Breeze
Card stock: Whisper White, scraps of Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, Simply Scored, Watercolour Wonder crayons, blender pen, Twitterpated designer buttons, Itty Bitty punch pack, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Basic Pearls, paper snips, Stamp-a-majig
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Life is getting just a bit too hectic just lately so I've decided to take a brief blog break to try and catch up with everything. Forgive me for not posting or commenting but I will be checking my mail, so do keep those orders pouring in ladies LOL! Hopefully I'll be sorted out by next week and I'll have some exciting news for you then!
Before I leave you, I just wanted to show you the card my youngest son made for his wonderful teacher this year. I suggested a rosette and described how to make one, but he chose the colours (purple is her favourite colour, he told me) and made the whole thing by himself. Inside, he wrote a note telling her how much he'd enjoyed the year because of her "great sense of humour". He went on to mention her sense of humour three times in four sentences so she'll be in no doubt at all where his priorities lie!
Enjoy the week ahead won't you,