Monday, 10 December 2012

Craft Your Passion #140 Stitching Real or Faux

Happy Monday everyone!  You guessed it, its time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges!  This week we are asking you to create a project with real or faux stitching.  I chose faux stitching for mine, here is what I came up with:

Since we were asked to use either real or faux stitching on our project, I decided to forgo my sewing machine and pullout my trusty gel pen.  I watch a lot of Kristina Werner videos (she is amazing!) and she is always using her white gel pen and dashed lines, so when I sat down to create something I thought, "What would Kristina do? As a result I came up with something a lot more CAS than what I tend to do, and I love the result!

I love the look of white gel pen on kraft, so I decided to use a kraft card base with a colour scheme of kraft, white, and silver.  Once I had the card base I drew my stitching lines with my gel pen and a ruler.  I wanted the lines to stand out so I cut a kraft panel that was smaller than what I use normally, and embossed it with my Cuttlebug.  Once I corner rounded the edges I attached it to the card with foam squares.

I cut a bunch of snow flakes using the same Spellbinders set I used for last weeks card, from a piece of white card stock  that had been sprayed with glimmer mist. I adhered them across the card front in a diagonal direction with foam squares, then added some rhinestones to the centres.  A few more rhinestones were added randomly.

For the sentment I heat embossed it with silver on white, and banner cut the ends.  This was also foam taped to the card front.

In the centre of the card I used more stitching lines to echo the front, and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  I didn't add any more as I thought the card was simple enough it didn't need anything more.

Now its your turn!  Create a project with real or faux stitching and link it up at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Sunday, December 16th.  There are lots of prizes to be won so don't forget to have a look at our sponsor and prize information back at the blog!

And as always, make sure to visit my lovely and amazing  fellow DT members!  They have so much inspiration for you at their blogs, you should really take advantage!  :)

Here are the products I used to make my card:

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Solar White.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers All is Calm 

Ink:  Versamark watermark Ink.

Embossing Poweder:  Stampin' Up! Silver.

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones.

Adhesive:  Foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart score board, metal ruler, heat tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake Four.

I would like to enter my project into the following  challenges:

  1. Fussy and Fancy Friday - I love Christmas
  2. One Crazy Stamper - Sketch or Holiday
  3. Pile it On - Pile on the embellishments
  4. Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Christmas
  5. Deep Ocean - So this is Christmas
  6. Charisma Cardz Challenges - Christmas
  7. Stampin for the Weekend - Let it Snow
  8. Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes
  9. Moving along with the Times - Clean and Simple
  10. Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - Die cuts.


brenda said...

Another delightful Christmas card Cathy and again so very elegant.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

AllisonG said...

I found your blog on by following the link on the Craft Your Passion Challenge. I absolutely L-O-V-E this card, from the color combo of white and kraft to the embossed panel to the cascade of snowflakes. BUT, I think you sold me on this stamp set because I really like this sentiment. It's perfect to use all winter long!

Cat's sCrap said...

Absoutely fabulous ! Everything in simplicity. Wonderful snowflakes. Bravo ! It's perfect !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

~ginny said...

Wow Cathy! This is my favorite this time around! This is one beautiful card and the recipient will love it. I especially like the elevated smaller, embossed panel and the flow of the snowflakes across the front. Well done girl!

Chrissy said...

This is so elegant Cathy, gorgeous card, so very effective.
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…


Sue said...

Very elegant. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Michelle said...

Hi Cathy, this card is so elegant. I like the use of kraftpaper.
Lovely greetings Michelle xxx

Jingle said...

I am a big fan of faux stitching! Your card is stunning! So gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous - lOve the white snowflakes against the KRaft
Thanks for joining in our CAS challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Cathy, this card is stunning. I love the elegant snowflakes next to the kraft and the embossing is lovely. The white stitching really finishes this amazing card.

Joy said...

Oh my this is totally GORGEOUS!!! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Heidi said...

Very beautiful!

Sue said...

Oh this is beautiful Cathy! I love the design and colour combo… the embossing and snowflakes are beautiful and I love the faux stitching.. it looks fab! :-)
Thanks for joining in our Challenge at MAWTT this week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Beate said...

Beautiful card! Love the texture, the snowflakes, the faux stitching. It all looks beautiful!

Renate said...

Wow, this is stunning! So beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. :)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


Jenn said...

Gorgeous card, I love the elegant look of it all! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

Gemma said...

fab christmas creation! Thanks for joining in at Charisma this week!! Gemma :)

shell said...

Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this time.
shell xxx

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous, I love white and Kraft combinations.

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge,

Sarah x

Audrey Ann said...

This is so stunning!! I love the beautiful embossing and elegant look you've created. So glad I found you - thank you for the inspiration. Your Blog is beautiful too!! Hugs