Comments regarding the complexity of my Simple Saturday II card spurred me to prove you wrong even though you’ve got to know by now, I don’t do difficult or time consuming. I worked with squares instead of circles for this card. As I mentioned in my previous post, I used a brass stencil with circle patterns to pierce my cardstock. With no stencil, I started off by trying to create three squares using my Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide. When keeping them straight and lined up proved to be a pain in the backside, I opted to create a template that I would use for all three squares. That worked much better.
I worked with three strands of DMC embroidery floss, simply connecting the holes and learning that additional holes needed to be punched in two of the corners of each square. I accomplished that with my needle. The most difficult thing about any of this was threading the darned needle. I tried a couple different pairs of bifocals neither of which were much help. Were I to get serious about stitching again, I suppose one of those around-the-neck magnifier things would be the ticket.
And here’s the finished card. Again, I used textured cardstock. The square that features the stamped image (from CTMH’s Thank You set) was mounted on the card with foam tape. Fun. Easy (I promise!). Something a little different. If you have any questions, please ask.
And now, I’m off to finish cleaning up my corner for real! If you get a chance, stop back tomorrow. I have a card to show you as well as that “project” I’ve mentioned a couple of times. Later …