Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flower Punches and Faux Stitching

I was inspired today by a card that I found while I was browsing blogs. The blog and card is by a lady named Sheri Thompson, the card that inspired me can be found here. Browse her blog, maybe she will inspire you too. Here is my take on her idea:

Now, Sheri did some real stitching on her card; however, I cannot sew on fabric let alone on card stock. So, on my card I used the "Faux Stitching" technique with my white gel pen. First thing I did was to punch the shapes out from my card-stock. Oh, save those shapes to use at another time, don't waste them. Then, I chose some DSP to put behind the openings left by the punches. Sheri used several different papers behind hers, I just used one style. It is a great way to use up small pieces of patterned paper that you have left over from previous cards or projects. SAVE THOSE SCRAPS! I just keep mine in one of those disposable leftover containers from Reynolds, they stack up nicely. After adhering the patterned paper behind the openings, I applied the faux stitching. I left the inside alone because I only used one strip of Patterned paper, but if you use multiple patterns, you could cover them on the inside with blank card stock, or patterned paper. The ribbon that I used is from American Crafts, and my card base is Stampin Up's Lavender Lace. Just in case you are curious, the patterned paper is Stampin Up's Retired DSP So Saffron. So, go look through your punches, and your paper scraps, and make some quick cards. Until next time.......Take care. Lisa


Cindy Jenkins said...

Hey Lisa,
Do you keep your scraps by color family or just all together? I'm beginning to get an overwhelming amount of them and I'm looking for a good way to keep them.

Merry said...

This is such a wonderful idea....love your cards.

Sherri Thompson said...

Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog, but I absolutely can't take credit for those cards! (Wish I could, because they were adorable!) The cards in that post were made by Heather Nichols. I gave her credit in my blog. Here is the link to her blog and cards: http://pinefeather.typepad.com/pine_is_here/2009/06/reverse-punch-applique.html
But I'm glad you left me a comment-now I can follow your blog as well!