Our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner is to create a project which uses some stitching and fabric. Stitching can be done on the sewing machine or faux stitching, and the fabric could be used in any part of the project, either as an embellishment, or as I have done, an entire panel.
Again, I am sewing machine-less… that is, without sewing machine…. so I had to use “faux stitching” on my card. Faux stitching is one of my favourite’s, so it wasn’t a chore, actually I think I may have got a little carried away with it, what do you think? That’s all faux stitching around the outside of the greeting and the lines along the top and bottom of “Season’s Greetings”, plus there is some around the red star, it’s just a bit hard to see in the photo.
I stuck with some traditional Christmas colours for this one, and have used a non Stampin’ Up! embossing folder which has been sitting unused for some time now. The Christmas tree looks a bit lumpy in the photo, but I have just used some cotton wool behind it to make it puff out a little.
The Christmas Tree was cut out of the white panel of card stock using the Holiday Collection Framelits die, and the fabric is from the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabrics. And the greeting is from the Welcome Christmas stamp set.
If you have any questions about how I made my card, please feel free to send me an email. And you can see what the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge here. We do hope you will give this one a go and join in the fun, we love to see what you have created using our challenges.
Next week is my challenge, so make sure you come back to see what I have for you, and it is also our final challenge for the year, as we are taking a well earned break over Christmas.
This week’s Our Creative Corner Challenge comes from the lovely Liliana, who has picked a photo of a country scene as inspiration, with the following requirements:
-Create a card or project with a country or western look. Use the photo to inspire you.
-Your project must have something plaid or gingham (checkered/tartan is acceptable too!), such as in a ribbon, or designer paper.
-Most of all, have fun!
And here is the photo:
It took me some time to figure out what to do with this challenge, since I don’t really have anything “country or western” but ended up choosing this cute little cart image from the stamp set For the Birds (Page 34 of the Annual Catalogue). I decided this could easily be something you would see in the country. Well, anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
I just adore this stamp set, it was on my “absolutely need to have it” list when the new catalogue came out.
The image has been water coloured in colours to match the stripey mount, which is made with the Orchard Harvest Fabric (Page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue). The dark background layer has been embossed using the Woodgrain embossing folder, then just add some twine and one of the gorgeous new wooden buttons.
I do hope you will play along with us this week, so make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with here.
And if you have any questions about my card or the challenge, just send me an email.
I promise to return in the next day or so with some new projects, so stay tuned!
Hope that you’ve all been enjoying the gorgeousness of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. The Holiday Catalogue also went live on the 1st of September, but we thought we’d give you a couple of weeks to get into it before we bombarded you with the beautiful things the Holiday Catalogue brings!!!
So another Artful Stampers Hop ~ this time to celebrate the Holiday Catalogue Launch!
You may have hopped here from Melissa at Bee Devine Designs
, but if you are just starting here, keep hopping on through. I’m stop 4 on the Hop and I’m glad you’re here sharing in the fun!!There are lots of gorgeous Christmas goodies in the Holiday Catalogue, but I thought I would showcase something different. So, my projects for today all use the Orchard Harvest
suite on pages 28-30 of the Holiday
Catalogue. I am making these for my sister, who has a property with heaps of apple trees. Eventually they want to open a cidery, so I thought I should keep her inspired with these gifts. She doesn’t spend much time on her computer, so here’s hoping she won’t check out my blog and see them before she gets them!!I have used the Orchard Harvest patterned papers and the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set for the card and the cute little box. The box also uses the Cannery Set Framelits Dies which match the Perfectly Preserved stamp set. Love how Stampin’ Up! match everything up. These also come as a bundle to save you even more money! Love it!
And I have made a Lavender Bag and Coaster, both of which use the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric. Unfortunately the fabrics didn’t have apples on them, so I had to use pears instead!
I have a few other things to make to add to this collection, but I have been away for the last few days so haven’t had a chance to get it all done. But I’ll share them all with you before I send them off to my sister.
Spring is here 🙂 but I am such a sucker for Autumn Colours! I loved the Orchard Harvest Suite as soon as I saw it in the Holiday Catalogue.
This card is based on the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
I have used the Orchard Harvest DSP (patterned papers) and the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set and matching Framelits Dies.
The “vases” are the corn framelit, which I have cut the top off to change the shape. I have then run them through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and tied some Linen Thread around them. The gorgeous little flowers have been stamped in Raspberry Ripple and More Mustard and also cut out using the die from the set.
Here is the sketch. I like this one, think I might have to use it for another card!
Happy Stamping! And happy Labor Day for all of you in the US.