Monday, February 18, 2013

All Stitched Up at 'ABC' Challenges {Mine's Faux}

Supplies (all from Stampin' Up): Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla.
Embossing folders - Needlepoint border (SU Spring mini catalog)
Stamps - Oh Hello (SU Spring mini catalog)
Inks - Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery
Hello dear blog friends!  Some of you have the day off for President's Day - how very wonderful :o)  I'm lucky to be one of those too this time and am hoping to do something fun with my daughter and my son who is home from college for another day before he heads back. 

The delightful Ger got to pick our challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges and she has chosen "All Stitched Up - Faux or Real".  Oh gosh - this one kind of struck fear in my heart as I thought of the "D" I got on a wrap around skirt in home economics some 30+ years ago.  I am impressed with myself if I sew on a button and can "marginally" hem my pants, but only if absolutely necessary.  So... I guess you can figure out that I definitely went for the faux stitching this week - LOL.  I had purchased the textured embossing folders recently from Stampin' Up (whew) or I would have been sunk on this one.  I added a bit of saharah sand ink across the raised stitching so that it would stand out a bit more. There is also some faux stitching on each quilt piece courtesy of a stamp.  I had lots of fun coloring the stamp with my markers and it is an easy shape to snip out.  I think the patterns on the strip are so gorgeous. 

I really do love when a challenge pushes me to try something new - or think about something differently - thanks Ger! And, I really do like how this card turned out.  It reminds me of the old-fashioned quilt that I have on my bed (a hand-me down from my Grandma).  

Hope you like this too and will consider joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.  To see the rules and the great cards the rest of the DT have prepared for you, all you have to do is click here.  Hope to be visiting you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by - til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. Love the design of your card with the chevron arrows! And the quilted look is nice too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me for this weeks challenge! Kathi

  2. Wonderful card! I love the embossed stitches and colors you used. Very pretty.

  3. Wish I could sew so straight! Love the quilt look and the lovely colour choices. Ger x


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