Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stitched Scarf

Hello Everyone,

I am here to introduce a new challenge at House of Cards. For the month of September the theme will be all about stitching. Stitching can be faux or real or maybe a sentiment regarding stitches. The possibilities are enormous and I am excited to see what you create. Here is my card I submitted for inspiration.

My inspiration card for House of Cards
featuring stitching.
Just tons of dimension without a lot of bulk.
Way super cute for winter.
Showing detail of the reindeer with Glossy Accents
and the Brilliance ink around the perimeter of the die cut.
Detail showing detail of the scarf
I purposely wanted it look rough and nubby. Not perfect

Challenge for the month of
September- Stitch it Up
This was such a fun project because I have never done ACTUAL stitching on a card. It brought me back to my cross stitch days when I had better eyes!! Doesn't the reindeer look so cozy and comfy with the nubby scarf around his neck. This is how I did it!

How to:
  1. Cut and scored my white CS to be an A2 size card.
  2. Stamped snowflakes on blue lightly patterned paper and trimmed it to be an 1/8" smaller then card base.
  3. Rounded the corners of the blue PP and adhered it to the base. Set aside.
  4. Stamped reindeer and colored using Mexpy alcohol markers.
  5. Applied Glossy Accents to nose and antlers for some shine. 
  6. Pierced holes where to stitch on the scarf.
  7. Stitched the scarf using red DMC thread as shown.
  8. Die cut around the reindeer and lightly sponged the perimeter before taking off the die using silver Brilliance ink for just a bit of shine.
  9. Added dimensional adhesive to reindeer and placed it on the card.
  10. Stamped sentiment once then again only inking 'warm fuzzies' in red dye ink.
  11. Matted sentiment using red CS.
  12. Adhered the banner to the card base and added a velvet brad. Added it to the card base.
One thing I didn't mention that I think helped tremendously is I used scotch tape on the back of the image where I would be piercing holes.. It gave the CS a bit more strength. 

I hope you enjoyed your stay with me this morning.. Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate your visits.. You know what I appreciate? comments!! Let me know what you think.. Take care all and I am looking forward to seeing you over at House of Cards this month.. Have fun and see you soon!

All the best,


Merethe A said...

You to are inn the cold corner to day. :) Your reindeer with the stitched scarf are so sweet.. wanna hug him. Love this card.

(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Mynn xx said...

Shawna, this is BRILLIANT! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this genius stitching idea--that scarf is beautiful! Thank you so much for all you do at House of Cards--you are a treasure! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Shawna! Wow - I love that "nubby" scarf! Amazing idea! Such a cute card! Have a great day!
Donna N

Dawn T said...

Just adorable Shawna. Beautifully done

Monika Reeck said...

Shawna..I think I have internet probleme...I try to leave you comment but it always down the connection ..this is my third time I write to you
GENIUS idea of the scarf and lovely blue background too and you are right not bulkie but many texture
Genius Idea and you are a Star...
Miss your visit really...are you sick dear..
I am still on Vacatin at Croatia
miss you and hugs

StephC said...

Oh my word, what an adorable card! The image is too cute, and the stitched scarf is perfect. Love this card!
HOC Teamie

Donna said...

Darling card and your stitched scarf is fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend! Donna HOC DT

Petra Swart said...

WOW, that scarf looks great, Shawna!!!! Your stitching is lovely!!! What a fun card!!!

sue t. said...

Oh you clever girl!! I thought that was a real scarf!! Great stitched card!

Nora Noll said...

That scarf ROCKS!! Before I read that you stitched it I was trying to figure out how you created it. This is so adorable!!

Barbara Rankin said...

So adorable. Love the stitched scarf, and great tip on using the scotch tape to preserve the card stock. Hugs, Barbara HOC teamie

Jane Knudsen said...

Oh my! I love this card - that stitching on the scarf is genius! So cute! jane hoc teamie

Toni said...

I love your scarf--it's so clever and the texture absolutely wonderful. Very unexpected!

HOC DT Teamie

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your festive holiday card! So adorable, and so sweet too! The detail with the scarf is amazing!
Take Care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Jinny Newlin said...

Super cute for winter is right! Eeek! This is darling! Your stitching is perfect, and I love your delicious details and gorgeous palette!

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