This week at The Greeting Farm blog we are working on our sewing skills! Well, this should be interesting because I have NONE. zero. zlich. nada. NONE. My mother in law is a fabulous seamstress and has tried to teach me many many times and I get so frustrated so fast, lol. I have two sewing machines in my house right now… one is a really nice fully featured Brother sewing machine from the afore mentioned mother in law who gave me hers when she got a new embroidery machine that doubles as a regular machine. It’s in our bedroom closet. My second machine is a little mini machine I got just for card making. I’ve used it once and I’m so intimidated by it I’m not sure when I’ll use it again. I’m sure you are thinking… JEN, duh, this was the perfect time. WRONG. There’s no way I could bring my self to use a DT Challenge card as a guinea pig for learning to use this little machine (and I like the image too much to have it be a test run). So why the long story… well it’s to explain why I copped out and did some faux stitching and sadly some of it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. 🙁 But sometimes they just go that way, lol. 😀
PHEW… sorry for being long winded.. Here’s my card:
I used some wonderful Nook and Pantry designer paper for this one. I’m a little sad you can’t see more of the cupcake paper but that’s how it goes. 😀 I colored Sailor Seal with Copics and then cut him out with my trusty No. 8 Nesties Label and sponged the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The faux stitching was made by piercing the paper and drawing between the holes with a white gel pen. I think it looks great on the DP and horrid on the white cardstock, lol. I sponged the edges of the herringbone paper with more Pumice Stone Distress ink and added a sentiment that reads “Sweet Wishes”.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Critter Crew and Farmers are up to this week! If you’d like to play along you can get full details over at the Greeting Farm Blog!