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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Not So Simple Simple Card

Good Afternoon! What's a "not so simple simple card"? Well. . .although the card looks simple in design. . .it wasn't as simple to make. First of all the stitches that you see on my card was hand stitched. I used embroidery floss rather than thread. I was too lazy to use a sewing machine and thought that the embroidery floss would give my card a nice texture.

To create the circles, I used a textured cardstock because it would stand out more than a smooth cardstock. I punched several circles and mounted them with foam tape.

This was really fun card to make. lately, I've been a bit bored with my card designs. I feel a little stagnant. . .so, I wanted to create a design that is simple but different from my typical cards. I really like how it turned out!! The design was inspired once again from a sample from Scrapbook Trend magazine. In the magazine, rather than using circles, they used stars for the design. I think I'll make another card like this but I'm going to use flower punches.

Card Details:

Paper: SU Old Olive, DCWV textured cardstock
Stickers: K&Co Kurio Stickers
Accessories: Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbon, SU slit punch, embroidery floss


Rita said...

Very pretty card Maria! I luv the colors too! Great lookin ribbon!

Michelle said...

Very pretty. I love the hand stitching. How hard is it to line up the slip much to make the scallop edged? I've gotta give this a try.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Love this layout. How on earth do you make so many amazing layouts? It must take you a lifetime. And they're always SO polished. You are TOO awesome! :0) Mel

2 Worlds said...

It looks great Maria, you do such a greay job with colors, sometimes i have a hard time trying to choose those

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Maria!

Paper Bling said...

Maria~I just adore your creativity, and your sketches. Can't wait to see this one with the flowers, but the circles are fab! I really like the color combo too! It's very refreshing and reminds me of "swimming weather". :)

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

so cool, girl! I love it!! Love that you've used embroidering floss... i remember making "friendship bracelets" with those - remember those!? Lovely!!!


Flossie's Follies said...

This card is great, love all those circles and the embroidering floss is fantastic.

malieta said...

Another great sketch Maria!
The circles and your color choices are beautiful together.
How did you manage to sew your card by hand, was it tough threading the card stock?
I can't wait to see what you post tomorrow, I really like this sketch.

Claudia said...

Hei Maria,
here is my card:
Love you bunches.