Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nina B: Stitched Flowers

Happy Saturday!

I've been making August birthday cards.  I SO love this stamp set - Stitched Flowers!  It was designed by Nina B and is available through The Craft's Meow.   
I knew right away when I saw this set that I wanted to paper piece the image.  I stamped the flowers on 4 pieces of white cardstock.  Then, stamped the image 5 more imes on different colored patterned papers, all from a paper pack from Lilybee designs called "Double Dutch".  Then, stamped the flowers on 4 more coordinating colored cardstocks for the center button. Lots of stamping - definitely worth the effort.   
I ran the patterned images through my Xyron to create stickers, then cut out each flower, leaf and button and pieced it on the stamped white base image.
To create the stitches for the button, I used white gel pen.  Initially, I was going to actually use thread but I admit I was tired from all the cutting.  Plus going through 4 layers of cardstock seemed like a very frustrating proposition. Although thinking about it now I could have used a piercer to make a bit easier - next time I guess.

The finished image was matted on PTI Pure Poppy cardstock.  The next layer is PTI white cardstock that was embossed with a PTI embossing plate - linen. 

This gave me 4 cards all slightly different and the exact number of girly birthday cards I need this month.  Gotta love that.  I actually need to make another set because this card makes a great any occasion card.

Supplies -- 
Image:  Nina B "Stitched Flowers" available thru The Craft's Meow
Patterned Paper: Lilybee "Double Dutch"
Cardstock: PTI White, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Summer Sunrise and PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: Palette black, white gel pen
Tools: PTI Linen embossing plate

Challenges:
Dilly Beans: Bright Colors
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Buttons
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb
 

20 comments:

  1. we can pretend it's my bday this month! tee hee. loverly!

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  2. These are pretty! Lovely images on all!
    TFS - enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Wow, so fresh and clean - I love this Deb!!

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  4. Wow how beautiful and fresh looking your cards are. Brilliant. Jeanette

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Elegant and stylish! Love them all! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  6. Beautiful - what a nice set to play with - talk about how many ways to use this one!!! Love the paper piecing.

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  7. Gorgeous debs! Love the beautiful design :)

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  8. Super cute card!! Love all the pape piecing and the cebter of the flowers. Very clever!! Thanks for playing with us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

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  9. LOVE these Deb!!! The paper piecing looks so good, and I love the simple design! Lucky birthday girls to receive these! :)

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  10. Very nice, like the paper piecing, great idea to do 4 at one time!

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  11. Great idea to paper piece these flowers, they look fab! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  12. Love the cards. I like the paper piecing and buttons on top. Nice.

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  13. This is wonderful. I like the flower stamp also. Wonderful bright papers you used for them. Thank you so much for joining us at Dilly Beans this week.

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  14. These are so pretty! I love the paper piecing.

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  15. Hi Debra, came over to see your LMM card which I love, but I also think this one is so pretty! Hugs ,Frea

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  16. This is absolutely amazing.Loved your paper piecing and the beautiful gingham papers.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  17. These are gorgeous. Love the gingham.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  18. Such a pretty design. Love how you've paper pieced the flowers. Beautiful CAS design with the perfect amount of embossing.

    Shelby

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  19. love this - the paper piecing is FAB

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