I am now 8 days post surgery and am finding my way back to getting some crafting done. I've been told that by the six week mark I should be back to full functioning and daily routine. Ahhhhhh! Just 5 weeks to go.
I had started to work on this card before I had my surgery and have limped along with it over the past few days. I need a card to send to my friends (who are also Bill and Barb and we have alwarys referred to as The Others) who are celebrating an anniversary next week. So I just had to make this one work.
I did several stiching patterns while I was really down and all I could do was sit, and this is just the first of 5 that I got done. I love the stitching so much and hope to incorproate more of it into my card making.
This one is just a little different from the other stitching cards I've done in that I have made a separate panel on my card. I've enhanced this panel with my latest Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set but I don't remember the name of it.
Here is the front of my card. I really struggled with this one until I finally took away the designer paper and just left the front of the card plain. Tilda and Edwin are colored with copics and then cut out and popped up on a white oval which was embossed with my Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and matted onto some Cameo Coral cardstock.
A closer view of Edwin and Tilda as seen on the front - the inside is just the same...
Here is a side view of the card, showing just a glimpse of the fabulous designer paper I used on the inside...
On the inside of the card I used some dp from BoBunny called Kitchen Spice Nutmeg and the opposite side of the paper which is a polk-a-dot pattern. The sentiment is from Magnolia which was stamped onto a Spellbinders Fancy Labels, sponged with Distress Ink Dried Marigold ink. All my panels are stitched by machine.
Here is the notation panel on the inside. Nothing spectacular, but I did restamp the darling couple and added them to the bottom. I will write a personal note on the oval in the center.
Here is my card recipe:
Cardstock - Bazzill White, SU Cameo Coral
DP - BoBunny Kitchen Spice Nutmeg
Skin - E00 E000 E0000 Cheeks-Chalk
Hair - Edwin - E25, 29, 13
Hair - Tilda - E30, 31. 33
Edwin - Shirt - BG0000, 10, 72
Pants - E55, 51, 53
Shoes - E35, 34, 30
Tilda - Dress - YT65, 12, 61
Shoes - C5, 5, 3, 1
Distress Ink - dried marigold
Adhesive - dimensional dots, Scortape
Punch - Martha Stewart
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, Fancy labels
Stitching Pattern and Metalic Embroidery thread
Sewing machine and thread
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