November 20, 2010

2S4Y #66 & CTD #119


Hello, friends!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far.  We just got back from our town's Christmas parade (before Thanksgiving, I know!), and thankfully the weather was much warmer than last year!

Before we leap headlong into the Christmas season, I have at least one more fall card to share.  This one is inspired by the challenge at the Color Throwdown, Kazan's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You, and my "happy birthday to me" new Leaf Prints stamp set and dies from PTI.

I substituted PTI's Terracotta Tile and Dark Chocolate for the Cajun and Espresso so that I could use this felt that I've been hoarding.  I stitched some leaf veins with DMC floss to give them a little extra something.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Stampin' Up! (Pear Pizzazz)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Leaf Prints, 2009 Autumn Tags)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (leaf dies, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons, jute twine), DMC floss

Here's the recipe:
1.  Make card base from brown cardstock.  Cut a slightly smaller block of brown cardstock and stamp with leaves.  Deboss with impression plate and distress edges with scissors.  Adhere to card base.
2.  Cut a strip of green cardstock and stamp sentiment.  Deboss with impression plate, distress edges, and wrap with twine.  Adhere to card.
3.  Die cut leaves from felt.  Stitch leaf veins with embroidery floss.  Stitch buttons to leaves.  Adhere to card.

This one's for my hubby for Thanksgiving.  He definitely prefers my cards with more realistic, rather than whimsical images, and he's a nature lover, so this should be just right.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

17 comments:

Piali said...

Beautiful!!!
Love the felt stitched leaves..just awesome!!

Karen B. said...

The stitching you've done is superb, as is the whole design of your card.

Amy said...

Christina....the leaf "veins" you stitched are FABULOUS!!! This makes me like this stamp/die set even better to think I can stitch veins on them on the felt! I Love love love this!! Oh yeah, and you ROCKED the colors here!

Kristii said...

Such a pretty card!!! I love the felt leaves and the stitching is fantastic!!!

Niki Estes said...

So neat! The stitching is such a great detail!

Nance said...

I love what you've done with this sketch! The versamark leaves are a wonderful touch but the stitching of the leaves is show-stopping! You sure know how to rock a needle and thread! Gor-juss!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the falling leaves ... absolutely stunning.

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Christina! I love how you stitched the felt leaves. Just beautiful! :)

Marisa said...

LOVE IT!! You are killing me with having all my "PTI wish list" items LOL! Gorgeously done and the stitching for the veins of the leaves is a fabulous touch.

Carolyn Ruiz said...

Wow!!!! What a great idea to use the versamark instead of ribbon. I am amazed at the felt leaves. I think that it really makes the card stand out above the rest. It was worth the extra effort. I just love this card!!!!!

Kazan Clark said...

wow that stitching is beyond gorgeous!
thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Lynn said...

This is such a sharp looking card! The stitched leaves and buttons are fabulous!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful! Your leaves look fantastic!

Broni said...

LOVE your interpretation of the sketch and those gorgeous felt leaves!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Shelley Germann said...

Hey Christina! I know I'm very behind but I am trying to catch up! This is such a stunning card! I LOVE the stitching you've added. Just amazing how beautiful it is! You are such an inspiration!

xiumaiyuki said...

Another fall beauty! those felt leaves are simply stunning with the stitching. I'm literally in awe at this card. Love it!!!!

Kate W. said...

Wow! Your "little something" stitching packed a big punch in my book. This card is jaw-droppingly awesome! Sheer perfection!!

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