Papertrey Ink Monthly Blog Hop

This month's inspiration photos from Papertrey Ink are so pretty I just had to play along! Here's just one of the sample pieces posted for inspiration:

It's a combination of art and embroidery created by Izziyana Suhaimi - stunning! We were challenged to use embroidery somehow in our card this month. I just got my most recent PTI order and had a new border die that I thought I would play with and while I experimented and know what I would do differently next time, the look is still pretty cool. Here's my card:

I used one of the new Frosted Borders dies and punched the small pieces in the lower half of the die completely out so I had "holes" for stitching. Then I used 4 colors of floss threaded through to create a little color on my Soft Stone border. The Sentiment Signs stamp was added to white cardstock with Spring Rain Ink and I swiped over the word 'celebrate' with a pale pink Copic marker. I mounted the white to an Enchanted Evening piece of cardstock and mounted the whole thing on a Soft Stone card base, allowing the border to hang off the bottom edge.

Not bad for an experiment! The holes formed by the border are a little larger than I anticipated so if I repeat this, I would use a thicker thread or fiber to stitch so not so much space would be seen. Play and learn!

Enjoy hopping and Hoppy Easter!!

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Charlene said...

Beautiful card!

Patti said...

What a clever idea to stitch through your border trim!!it is just frosting on the cake! giggles


Vicki Finger said...

I think the white space around the stitches adds visual interest! Great card!

Judi G said...

What a fun idea! Love how you did the stitching! And also highlighting the word celebrate with the Copic marker. Very cute!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty and fun!

Marybeth said...

What a great idea, Mary! Stitching on that trim is genius and oh so pretty! Happy Easter!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great idea to use this border die to create your stitching pattern!