A Flower of Many Textures — PP135

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?

A Flower of Many Textures -- PP 135

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:

Supplies Used:
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


21 thoughts on “A Flower of Many Textures — PP135

  1. Amy, you have really outdone yourself with this one! Love how you handstitched on the flower, the burlap flower, and the cute stitching around the card! Love that embossing folder too, along with the doily and the tickets! What an awesome card!

  2. Love the stitching on your card, Amy. I’ve not tried to sew on a card with a sewing machine yet. It scares me! All the texture on your card makes it super fabulous, too.

  3. That is such a beautiful card, you have totally inspired me to go and do some burlap flower die cutting!! I have used burlap and die cut it into letters ad had the same problem, the I have the brainwave to use a sizzix adhesive sheet to keep it together…it worked beautifully…just put the adhesive sheet with some cardstock of like colour (soft suede is what I used), and then die cut…its not the same effect as just burlap…the other thing I tried was die cuttin it and then as soon as it was die cut I would flip it onto scrap paper and just run a thin strip of crystal effects along the border of the shape…it worked pretty good too, messier but you get the burlap only effect…anyways – thanks again for inspiring me!!

  4. Love this….not only your creative stitching around the perimeter of the card, but also your rustic stitches on the flowers….ending in a pretty bow! Thanks for making my challenge look awesome!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! LOVE the colors you’ve combined here–especially the unexpected bit of saffron. You felt flower is beautiful and I love all the texture from the embossing, the burlap and the linen thread…just gorgeous!

  6. Pretty card, Amy! The doily sets the stage for layers of loveliness, with the burlap and felt flowers. Your stitching looks terrific on the Pool Party felt and around the edge of the card. Great color combination as well!

  7. I just saw this card on the challenge blog and ABSOLUTELY L.O.V.E. IT AMY!!!!! Thank you for always sharing your creations and for the wonderful inspirations. It is always “just the best!!!!” I love your work with every post! Thanks again for sharing!!! Warmly, Donna

  8. Amy, this is gorgeous. I love that you have texture on each layer. The vine embossing folder is a perfect backdrop to the doily. I am in LOVE with the flower. As for unraveling…. i’d try small glue dots and, once you have it together, dots of Crystal Effects afterwards. Maybe that will work? I tend to secure a lot of things with CE before they go into the post.

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