Friday, August 25, 2017

Your Next Stamp Challenge #71 Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for the Your Next Stamp Challenge #71. I made this project by sewing cross stitch on my background. The Your Next Stamp Challenge is a biweekly sketch and/or color challenge. Here is a look at this weeks sketch and color combo. (CLICK HERE!) to go to the Your Next Stamp blog and play along with us!


Today I am using the new Party Pets stamp set to create my card. I am also using the Stitching holes die set for my background. I decided to go with the color combo this week. I like playing color challenges. I am somewhat of a clean and simple card maker and color challenges allow me to have more control within the challenge which makes it more fun for me. 

I had a heck of a time with these cards. Not only did it take forever! I literally had blood, sweat, and tears over these cards. I don't love how they turned out, but this was my first attempt at stitching on cards, so I kept plugging along. I was determined to finish! Both of these cards were made the same way. I think I prefer the dog version over the birds. I think it's going to be awhile before I attempt this again. 

Anyway, I started by taking a piece of Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock and lining up the Stitching holes die multiple times to create a cross stitch like base. I then proceeded to use the colors from the combo to cross stitch the ground, sky, and sun. I find stitching very relaxing and although it takes more time than a traditional inked or stamped background, I really enjoyed it. 

After I completed the stitching. I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers. I also Paper Pieced the ribbon on the birds present to add a little more interest and to stick with the color combo for the challenge. 

After my images were colored, I white heat embossed the sentiment on Lawn Fawn black cardstock. I popped both the image and the sentiment onto the cross stitch background with Scotch 3M foam tape. That entire panel was then placed onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base. 

Images of my project, a link to the YouTube video of my making this card, and links to the products used for this project are below. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you will play along with us over at the Your Next Stamp blog. (CLICK HERE!)


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