Saturday, March 23, 2013

FMS78 Welcome Card

I finally had a chance to play with this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's been a crazy week so it's nice to sit in my stamp studio and create!  Here is the sketch for this week:
And here is what I came up with:
Sometimes you see a stamp set that really speaks to you for some reason.  That was this set, Hoop La La.  I don't Cross Stitch on a regular basis, although I have done it (and probably have a few unfinished projects in my closet).  I purchased it when it first came out in June/July of last year and have not used it since!  It was time to dust off the set and challenge myself to use it! 

As I was working on this card, my daughter (10) came into my studio and was watching me work.  She saw my stamped hoop images and asked me what it was supposed to be.  Her guess was that it was some sort of "time machine thing".  Looks like it's time for her to learn all about another craft!  I love her imagination!

I stamped the hoop from "Hoop La La" in Soft Suede first on Very Vanilla card stock and cut it out.  On another piece of Very Vanilla card stock I stamped the "Netting" background stamp in Summer Starfruit.  I colored the house and welcome image with Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Midnight Muse markers and stamped on top of the Netting.  The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig helped to line it all up.  Then I stamped the hoop, again in Soft Suede on top of the house image and cut out around the inner circle.  Stampin' Dimensionals help pop up the inner circle over the outer hoop image.  I also used dimensionals to set the Window Frames die cut onto the card. 
The Midnight Muse card stock pieces at the top and bottom were embossed using the Needlepoint Border TIEF.  It really coordinates well with the Hoop La La set.  The flowers were punched out of Cajun Craze card stock using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch with a Pearl stuck in the center.  The Designer Paper I used is Comfort Cafe.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rita said...

That DSP with the embroidery hoop is amazing! Both have such a feeling of comfort and make for a perfect cozy card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Thanks for sharing the story about your daughter. I'm sure a lot of kids these days don't know about our old school crafts. ;)

Linda Suarez said...

I love that DSP and the embroidery stamps are fabulous! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!