Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friends with Flair: Stitched Sunrays

How many kinds of creating do you enjoy? One of the things I like to do in addition to cardmaking is sewing, so sewing on paper was a natural combination of the two for me. You can see here, here and here that I've done this before, so when a call came up for a swap on the scrapzee board for sewing (real or faux) on cards...I jumped on board! 

I trolled the web and Pinterest looking for ideas, and ultimately decided to use the sunburst style on this card. I cut the rays and background on my Silhouette, then layered them and took them to my sewing machine to stitch around the rays. I don't think it shows in the pictures, but I used a variegated thread to stitch with. I layered the stitched fronts onto a black card.



Dh thought they looked kind of neat just as they were, but I had a different look in mind. I cut a shape with a punch, and used my favorite circle sentiment set as the focal point...but could not decide which sentiment to use...



So I made three of them to send with the card base for the swap, and the recipient may use whichever one fits their occasion best!



Supplies:
  • cardstock: cream (Coredinations), black (unknown)
  • patterned paper: K&Company
  • stamps: Unity Stamp Co
  • punch: EK Success (bracket frame), McGill (circles)
  • ink: Tsuneiko
  • cut file: Silhouette America
  • thread: Maxilock
Thanks for stopping by!

Meredith

19 comments:

  1. simple yet amazing! love the layout

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  2. Wow, fab card! Love the design.

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

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  3. Meredith, Love the sunburst background and your sewing!! Those circle sentiments are perfect with the sunburst design.

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  4. wow! Those sentiment circles are perfect for that sunburst! I always love sewing done on paper.. and it is perfect here!! Beautiful!

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  5. What a great idea to send all three sentiments. Love the design and the colours.

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  6. Great idea! Love what you did using the inspiration!

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  7. Awesome card! The stitching looks great!

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  8. The stitching is so cool ! Love the card

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  9. Great design! Love all the stitching.

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  10. Really great design and coloring, Meredith.

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  11. Ok, this is so cool! Love your stitching and the center panels are super classy looking!

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  12. I have these stamps are and always stumped. Great idea

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  13. WOWWIE WOW WOW!!! I love it!

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  14. That is an original, cool idea! I love interchangeable sentiments. And the sewing is fantastic!

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  15. Oh. This is very cool dear. Love these rays and the sentiments.

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  16. What a super fabulous card! The stitching looks awesome and I love how you can change the sentiments! I even think the shaped sentiments would make awesome mini cards too :)

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