Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Happy Day to You!

Happy Day!  This little guy makes a super cute, whimsical birthday card for men of all ages.  Its loaded with Creative Impressions embellishments and features a new Embroidery Stitch Template!  More about that below.

I wanted to create a frame with folded margins on a panel of cotton broadcloth.  I folded all four sides and ironed them down.  I was going to make french knots in the corners with Creative Impressions organdy 1/8" ribbon, but.....

I ended up liking the knots on the other side better.  Here you can see the pencil marks created with the Embroidery Stitch Template.

The template sheets are made to be cut apart, which I obviously haven't done yet.  I lined up and marked the template on all four sides.  I came up with a stitch pattern and went to work.

Here is the detail of my stitches using embroidery thread.  I added CI micro brads at selected points and stacked CI buttons tied with CI twine.  

This are the brand new Embroidery Stitch Templates.  Very cleverly designed, you can use these on paper or fabric.  You can see all the templates and the great variety of stitches you can make below.  To order, contact Creative Impressions in Colorado Springs at 719-596-4860.  They'll take good care of you!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today I am featuring a card using a darling B Line Designs stamp along with some of our wonderful embellishments - a Metallic Balloon Brad (90613), 3 Pastel Spiral Clips (85005) and 2 Tropical Mini Rounds (90192):

The addition of these embellishments created a Whimsical look to the card, appropriate for an adult or a child.  The Mini Rounds were used at the base of the chair, a piece of string was adhered to the Balloon Brad and the Pastel Spiral Clips to the bottom.  Here are some close-ups:

Hope you have enjoyed this week's card!  Have fun creating your own!