Monday, March 25, 2013

Shoulda Card

Ever make a card and when you're done say something like "I should of done that different?"  Well that's my Hand Stamped Sentiments card.  First the sketch:

Now my card:

I wanted to play with this single stamp.  If you haven't checked out SU's single stamps, you really should!

I wanted to create a sun burst behind it.  I started pulling Daffodil papers and it seemed too busy, so I stuck with the Polka Dot paper.  Each piece was cut, but I wish I had left some more space, or alternated with solid Daffodil.  Ugh.  I then hand pierced the rays and stitched with baker's twine.

The center is cut from a window framelit.  I masked off the dots of the image when I stamped it and embossed it with white emboss powder.  I added the banner, again embossing it.  I can't believe how against embossing I used to be!

Now head over and see what the other designers have created, and remember you have 2 weeks to play along!


  1. OMG, LOVE IT!! I totally dig the sewing you did on the card, at first I thought it was glitter strings? Was about to pee myself... I totally LOVE yellow and your card made my day!!

  2. LOVE IT! Your take on the sketch is so totally unexpected! Thanks for being part of the HSS design team.

  3. So cute, I love what you did with the sun rays. That takes more patience than I have, LOL. Very bright, and a clever take on the sketch! :) Erika