Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wrapped in Stitches...



I love doing stitching cards. It's always such a relaxing process, and finding a design that will work well with my Tilda's is a challenge I thoroughly enjoy. I made this card for the Magnolia Ink Contest, but the magazine is now published and this didn't make the cut. So now I can show you my card.

My favorite memories are of brightly colored ornaments and sparkling lights on the branches of our Christmas Tree. So for this card I stitched the pattern and then stamped and colored Wrapped Tilda on the stitching panel, then stamped her again on Cryogen White and colored her with my Copic markers, cut her out and popped her on top.

Here is my card front...


I used a gold cardstock to mat my panel with and layered that onto plain red cardstock. The only other adornment I used was to add three gold pearls to the top and bottom corner of the panel.

This is a closer view of Tilda...




On the inside of the card, I used a piece of dp from The Paper Studio, and sewed it by machine using Gold Metallic embroidery thread. I only had some smaller pieces of the gold cardstock to use for the inside, so I just added some ribbon and a bow, made on my Bow Easy, to adorn the top of the card. On the bottom panel, I needed somewhere to write my Christmas note, so I layered white cardstock onto red and then a piece of the gold. Everything is adhered with Scor-tape. Again I added the gold pearls as a simple accent.



I am entering this card into these Challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges
Cute Card Thursday
drunken stampers
ABC DT Challenge
My Partner in Crafting Crime


I'm sure there are many more challenges this one could fit into, but that's what I found with a limited search.

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog...

Hugs,
Barb

44 comments:

  1. She is absolutely beautiful. Your coloring and stitching are always so lovely. I hope you're feeling better and are ready for the holidays and your young visitors.
    Sue S.

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  2. Oh Barb! Such a gorgeous card. I love the stitching pattern you used. Fabulous!
    Hugs
    Kylie

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  3. Beautiful card! Your stitching is just gorgeous as well as your coloring! Hugs, Cami

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  4. oh, Barb! As usual this is absolutely gorgeous - you've done a splendid job! I'm surprised it wasn't chosen by M/I. It's beautiful and your colouring is perfect.
    rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
    Madge

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  5. Well I think this card is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and it definitely made my cut!!!!!
    Sandy

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  6. So sweet! Just love the embroidery and awesome design on your card! Tilda is lovely! hugs, Angela

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  7. It's adorable. Love the stitching with this Tilda. Looks great together.

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  8. It's a beautiful card Barb. I'm always amazed at your work! The stitching is flawless and your coloring is stunning! I hope you are feeling better =)
    hugs,
    Shell

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  9. Hi Barb, Well I'm sorry your card did not make the cut for the magazine, it is so lovely. Beautiful stitching, so delicate. Tilda is magnificiently colored, she lookslike a little gift all tied with this beautiful bow!Gorgeous work.
    Hugs.
    Danielle.

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  10. Your card is beautiful!! I think it should have been choosen for the magizine. It is simplw but elegant
    Linda I aka Craftin Kay

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  11. Barb, this is totally stunning!! I love the way you've colored her and there's that beautiful stitching again! I love it!
    hugs, Sharon

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  12. Wow! Literally, that is all I can say: WOW! Wait, I just thought of more...beautiful, incredible, beautiful...wait, I already said that! I just looove it!!!!

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  13. Hi Barb...first, congrats on getting TWO of your cards published in the new Magnolia Ink magazine! That's such an honor...they only choose to publish the best of the best!!! I just love your embroidered cards. They are sooo gorgeous!! And this one is especially beautiful!! Your colors are so rich...and your coloring is stunning! Pat Frank

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  14. OMGoodness Barb....it is Magnolia's
    loss for there Mag.Ink that your card is not in it.I sure hope that you are feeling better...I love your stiching and your coloring.
    Hugs Linda

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  15. Oh wow! Your embroidered design is gorgeous Barb. I love how it has the baubles dangling from it.
    Tilda is outstanding. Beautifully made. Love the inside. I have only just started to decorate the inside of my cards.
    Hugs Maz

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous! as per your usual flair for the elegant.
    smiles
    Paola

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  17. Goodness Barb, This sure made my cut.. They just don't appreciate beauty when they see it.. Love your embroidery so much and your coloring of Tilda is flawless and the matting is so perfect.. this card is jst amazing.. Love it..
    Hugs, Jean

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  18. Barb I love how your beautiful embroidery showcases Tilda! She is so pretty! Don't know why this one didn't make the publication, but a couple of your other gorgeous creations did! Congratulations, they look wonderful too!

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  19. Breathtaking, Barb!!!
    I did see some of your work in my new magazine that arrived yesterday :o)
    Congratulations!
    Hugs, Candy

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  20. Gorgeous card!!! The coloring is sooo lovely!

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  21. Sweet card and creative hanging ornament stitches Barb.
    PS. I am so proud of you after looking at your card on the new Magnolia Ink Magazine :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  22. What a beautiful card Barb! I can't believe it wasn't picked for the magazine. Certainly looks like a winner to me!
    Sure hope you are feeling better every day.
    Hugs, Barbara in SC

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  23. Ooooh Barb,
    Loving the new embroidery technique! Super fabulous and inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

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  24. This card is a WINNER in my eyes. A true work of art and talent!!! Absolutely beautiful stitching and colors. Tilda is a shining star. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us. You're a real blessing!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  25. Barb, this is adorable! I so like the stitching. I cross stitch some and this is inspiration for me. Keep them coming!

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  26. Barb your card is absolutely beautiful. The stitching design is amazing. Do you have to prick the design with a paper template....STUNNING work!
    hugs, Diana

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  27. Cute, cute, cute, Barb! Love your stitching too! Very nicely done!
    Huggies ~ Sharron♥

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  28. very cute! love the details. a beautiful image.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ABC Toys & Crafts.
    Jacilynn

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  29. Barb your card is BEAUTIFUL with your stitching!! Love it!

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  30. Beautiful card hun!!! I love the tilda, and your coloring! :)

    Thank you for joining us at ABC Toys and Crafts challenge :)
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  31. Hope you're feeling better everyday and will soon be back in tiptop shape.
    Your card is beautiful! I can't believe it wasn't chosen. Their loss our gain!
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  32. Barb what a beautiful card ! the stitching is just amazing no way do I have the patience to do that ! Your coloring is perfect and I am so surprised it was not picked...it should have been IMHO
    Hugs

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  33. Gorgeous card Barb ~ love the elegance! :)

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  34. Oh Barb this is so very beautiful!
    Superb colouring ad that stitching is amazing!
    hugs
    kim x

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  35. Gorgeous card Barb! The stitching is fabulous and your colouring of Tilda amazing. Love how you've completed the inside of the card with those yummy papers and that perfect bow. Hugs, Maria

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  36. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

    Hugs, Vanja

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  37. Ooh ooh ooh, Barb, I adore this card. I think we should have this for the Yahoo Group's December Home Page and never mind about the random draw. I love everything about it!!! The adorable Tilda and your exceptional colouring of her in those delish colours. Your embroidery is fabulous--I love that pattern. The clean look is perfect for this card--no fuzzy embellishments to distract you from the main focuses of this card, Tilda and your embroidery.
    Kudos to you!

    Hugs,
    Norma

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  38. beautiful Tilda and stitching Barb! I used to hand quilt... love doing things with my hands... lovely, lovely coloring! CONGRATS on the cards in the magazine... I was pretty sure they were yours but I hadn't seen an email come across about it, so I've been waiting! So happy for you! Wish they were larger pictures though!!!
    Pam Going Postal

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  39. This is beautiful. Your coloring is absolutely PERFECT and I am so glad you chose the ABC Toys & Crafts SEW Special Challenge so I could come check out all your beautiful artwork. Remember you can enter as often as you like and Thank You for displaying our blinkie on your side bar

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  40. gorgeous colouring! Thanks for going marker mad with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

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  41. love your image and coloring. super cute! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts.
    Jacilynn

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  42. I adore the hand stitching of the ornaments on your project! They are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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  43. That's absolutely gorgeous Barb!!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my blog candy.

    I hope you will return ...

    big hugs for you...Claudia

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Hugs....Barb