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.
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
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