Saturday, February 9, 2008

Inkspired by Me

The vision for this card came to me the other night when I was making the pastel version inspired by Papercrafts magazine. I didn't know if I'd be able to pull it off, however, because I questioned if the fine tip end of a CTMH marker would be fine enough to create the faux stitches. With a light touch, the marker works, and it's almost unbelievable how much it looks like real stitching. I used my Stampin' Up piercing guide for the stems. For the leaves, I cut out a leaf shape, lightly traced around it, and used the pencil lines as a guide. Of course, the "stitches" of my leaves are not quite as even as those of the stems. As for the sentiment, I meant to stamp it directly on the card front and did, managing to drop my stamp . . . Thus, beneath the sentiment mounted to the card is one very ugly "What's Up?" At least I dropped it in the right spot. While I was dropping things, I also managed to knock a tube of Just Blooms on the floor followed by a drawer of buttons. Before you hear from me again, I'm going to have to spend some time reorganizing one very messy Kathi's Corner.

Materials & Tools: White textured cardstock, Dutch Blue, Goldrush, Cranberry, and Topiary cardstock, Topiary ink pad and marker, Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments stamp set, Yellow buttons of unknown origin; Piercing tool, Stampin' Up Piercing Guide and Mat, White embroidery floss, Cricut w/Mini Monograms cartridge.

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

Great way to fix an "oops!" I like this version of the card. I made one inkspired by you but I haven't posted it yet. Forgot to take pictures before it got dark. Maybe today.

Always INKspiring is what you are! :o)

scrapnstamphappy said...

This is simply adorable!

I have many argh moments in my stamping that I have to cover up too and unfortunately the mistakes usually are not conveniently located. Glad this didn't happen to you!