Monday, September 17, 2007

Wishes for a Joyous Season


When I got home from work tonight I started playing and stamping a bit. Before I knew it I looked at the clock and it's now 8:45! I haven't made dinner or done anything else I was supposed to do tonight. Sound familiar? :-)

All the stamps on this card are from Penny Black. First I colored on the rubber of my Harlequin Border stamp with Tombow markers in two shades of green. Then I spritzed it with water using my JudiKins Fine Mist Spritzer and stamped it on a white panel.

The Joyous Season stamp was inked with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. I used a stamp positioner, but you could probably just eye-ball it.

The designer paper is from Daisy D's. I used my Janome Sew Mini to stitch it to a red panel. The dark green panel was also stitched using white thread and a zig zag stitch. I put a little piece of red cardstock in there for added color, zig zagging it to the green panel. I'm trying to build up my confidence in what I can do with this little machine!

This card was pretty fun for me because I was a little out of my comfort zone. I was experimenting with some new things that I don't normally do. Step by step...inch by inch. I'll get there!

Thanks so much for checking in. Have a fabulous Tuesday!

8 comments:

Carol said...

I love the simple elements on this card - they just pull the eyes in. That stitching really sets it off perfectly, and I'd have never thought to insert a tiny piece of cardstock for color! For being out of your comfort zone, you did a terrific job! Love those sliver brads too! Nice Job:)

Kerry J. said...

I think your sewing looks awesome! Beautiful card - nice job going outside of your comfort zone - it suits you!

Angel Wilde said...

Oh... I lvoe this card and especially love that Harlequin border. Where can I find that stamp??

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic,love how you did the harlequins and then stamped the sentiment over it. Great card.

Melissa said...

Lovely!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

ooooh, great card!! Love the layout, the colors, and of course, your stitching! =) -Anna.

SmilynStef said...

Love the differing shades of green ... great layout and stitching.

Colleen said...

ohhhhhh I just LOVE this card...all the pattern and texture...it is PERFECT!