Thursday, April 1, 2010

Compose a Card #7

You can get the details for Becky's latest challenge here.  


I had a lot of fun making this card, but it was definitely a challenge!  I started it on Tuesday evening, but just couldn't 'get it'.  It wasn't until today when I saw Betsy's post for the PTI DT Challenge that I finally figured out what I wanted to do!  I loved her idea of inking the Impression Plate before sending it through the Cuttlebug - definitely a technique I will use frequently!!  So here is my card...

My other favorite thing these days is blanket stitching!  On Tuesday night (after I gave up on my card for the night), I took a chunk of black felt and free hand cut a bunch of flowers out of it and stitched around the edges while I watched TV.  

Thanks for checking it out!
~Anika

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink - except the blue floss)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart, Bitty Box in Spring Rain
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Violets
Ink:  True Black, Fresh Snow
Other: Black Wool Felt, Spring Rain Button, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Rickrack Border Die, Giga Guidelines Impression Plate, Embroidery Floss

12 comments:

megspaulding said...

Very cute Anika! I hope I get a chance to play along this week. Great job, love your take!

Anne B said...

Love the look of the blanket stitching, Anika! Must give that a try :)

Laurie said...

So cute! What a fun challenge! I love the stitching!

kolling143 said...

Great take on the challenge!! The stitching added soo much! :)

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job! Love how your impression turned out! Very cool!

SnappyStamper said...

Beautiful card! We had similar ideas - lol! Your stitching is a lot better than mine, though!

Janice {Nysse} said...

Fantastic card, love the flower with stitching!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Absolutely LOVE it! That flower is SO AWESOME!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Great take on the challenge. Your card is lovely.

IamDerby said...

Nice take on the challene! love the flower

Shirlann said...

Your stitching on the flower is lovely!

Dana said...

Oooh, when I saw this on Becky's blog I had to come see. SO happy to know it was designed by you Anika. It rocks!