Monday, July 23, 2007
Thread, needle, ink and paper
Sewing was my first love. I still sew, but for the past few years since I have fallen completely crazy over rubber stamping I haven't sewn nearly as much, with the exception of sewing on cards.
This morning I had the "bug" to stamp but also to do a little counted cross stitch. I inked my stamps and stamped on Aida cloth and then backstitched the BEAUTY sentiment. Next I mounted it on some pretty MME card stock with a little zigzag stitching and batting and a touch of ribbon and seed beads. VOILA! My stamped card with a bit of cross stitch.
This is such a very basic, fast and easy card to create. I have a bazillion ideas for using stamps, bleach, floral, vintage and various accoutrement to cards.
Here is what I used:
Aida cloth 18 count
Stampin' UP! stamp set called Easy Elegance
Whispers dye inks in Pine Green and Rich Plum
Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads
I enjoyed this so much that I think I'll keep experimenting and make a variety of holiday cards as well as some vintage themed.
Come back again and see more of my stamping on fabric projects.