Monday, April 27, 2020

A birthday card with bright colours, decorative paper and a large elaborate greeting (digital)

My oldest grand daughter will be 13 this month and I made her this card.  She is growing up and is now taller than I am.  She is a crafty person and loves making all sorts of things.  She is currently doing a lot of hand sewing  - little stuffies and badges mostly.  Her large card features a fun pennant piece of scrapbook paper which I cut into two pieces and mounted the other piece with the orange and yellow polka dots pattern showing.  My sister has made a donation to me of some of her beautiful double sided paper!!!!!!  I created a fun embellishment to cover the joint using a border punch (SU).  It punches a scalloped edge and eyelet holes.  I trimmed out the middle section between some of the holes and laced some blue satin ribbon through.  I mounted my background to a green card and then added my embellishment with double sided tape.  I added three little chevrons on the right hand side which I punched from a scrap because the punch faces upward and I wanted them facing downward.  Glued them in place using glue stick.  I printed the greeting large and watercoloured it to coordinate with the background.  I added some glitter using a clear glitter pen.  She loves glitter!!  I ran my tracing wheel along each edge before I mounted it to my card front using 3D foam tape.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from Craft Starters.  They have some fun images.  I downloaded some Kawaii images and printed them off to include in the card!!  


Slow stitched trees are all done!!

I have finally finished stitching my little trees to the bases.  I have added two rows of running stitch to all of them using yellow floss.  It frames them nicely, echoes the star and securely achours them to the squares.  Once I finished the stitching I trimmed all the squares to 6" and they will be used as an accent column in a future quilt.  I will have work on what sort of colour scheme will work and then get some fabric together.  For now it is on hold in the cabinet and I am working on my next slow stitching project.  It will be little houses!!!!!!!  I am currently working on the substrate for the houses which involves fabric collage and a new thread colouring technique.