Friday, August 17, 2012

Make It Monday #78 Stitching Take Two

I'm hiding from our heat wave, playing away in my crafty space. I think we have used the A/C more in the last week than we have in the last three years. You know it is hot when dear husband suggests we turn it on!

I had another idea for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge that I wanted to play around with. Check out Heather Nichols' video here at Capture the Moment for details on the challenge.

I used the PTI Banner Builder stamp set to stamp the longer banner first, then masked it and stamped the second banner behind it.

I have very mixed feelings about the front banner - not really loving the stitched outline of the triangles, but like the way they are stitched to the string.

I zigzagged the purple banner to the line and just backstitched the top of the pink banner. The centers of the banners were colored in with Copics.

You just might see another card based on this challenge and using the Banner Builder dies before the weekend is over.

I combined a few different stamps to create my sentiment. The "welcome" (from "welcome to the neighborhood") and "sweet baby" are from PTI's Daily Designs Sentiments stamp set and the "bundle of joy" is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages stamp set.

I love the way the silver metallic floss looks, but it is a bear to work with. I have only used it with a tapestry needle in the past, which has a very large eye to thread. The tapestry needle was too thick for the holes, so threading the metallic thread through a smaller sewing needle was the biggest challenge of this card.

My camera is heading to the repair shop this weekend and I hope to fit in a field trip to a few of the local stamp and scrapbook stores a little further from home with a couple of crafty friends. You wouldn't know it by the weather here, but summer vacation is winding down and school starts Monday for dear son.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This is pretty cool! Makes me wanna create some banners, for sure. I had planned some errands today, so I could go with you guilt-free tomorrow....but it's too stinkin' hot!

  2. Beautiful stitching, beautiful card!

  3. Jacquie,

    I love the "white space" on this card. It allows your stitching to really stand out. Great work on that stitching! I also love the way you did your sentiment.

    Good luck with the camera situation!


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