LeAnne has a fun challenge for us this week at the Paper Players that involves “stitches.” I love how she left room for those who really dislike sewing — your card could be one that leaves us in stitches.
I must say that I was stumped by this one for quite a while. I like sewing on a card, but I usually just limit that to sewing around the outside edges. I wanted to do a little more with this challenge. I finally decided on sewing some stitches on the felt flower petals that I cut with a die. I used some linen thread for my stitches.
I also wanted to cut a flower layer using some burlap material I bought a while ago for this purpose. My first attempt months ago didn’t go so well — I couldn’t keep the burlap from making a complete mess because it unravels so easily. I had tried to make a rolled flower that time, so this time I decided to just die cut a flower layer. It worked better, but it’s still unraveling. Any tips or suggestions?
Go see what the other designers created with this challenge, and then play along with us at the Paper Players. Here are links to their websites:
Stamps: That’s the Ticket, Friendly Phrases
Ink: Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Paper: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White
Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Vine Street embossing folder, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Floral Frames framelits, Fun Flowers Bigz die, Sycamore Street button, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels
non SU: burlap material, felt, sewing machine