Thursday, 31 December 2015

Thanks Sew Much

A second card for the Less is More challenge this week, where the theme is 'Homespun'.  This time I decided to add real stitching.
I've had some Bazzill stitching templates for a long time, but can't remember the last time I used one of them.  I chose a flourish pattern, which I sewed with embroidery thread.  The border was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, which I thought looked like broderie anglaise, keeping the Homespun theme.  The sentiment was from a set of stamps that came as a free gift with a magazine.  I stamped it using a Versafine 'Onyx' inkpad, then added some faux stitching with a fine purple pen. The stitched panel and sentiment are both raised up on foam tape.

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14 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Very homespun. I like your panel very much. Wishing you a Happy NewYear. Hugs Mrs A.

Christine said...

Fabulous card

Dana & Glen said...

Lovely card Liz! I love the stitching and colors - perfectly homespun.

Viv's Visuals said...

A great interpretation of the LIM Challenge Liz (it's been FOREVER since I played along but love looking at everyone's creations!)
Thanks for not abandoning me during 2015 whilst my blog visits have been all over the place and Happy New Year. x

MaryH said...

This is beautiful, and such a splendidly imaginative take on the homespun challenge. Very lovely embroidery stitching in a very pretty motif too...also like the color combo so much. I've never seen this MS punch used to more marvelous effect either. Well DONE! Best wishes for 2016...looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring cards. TFS & Hugs

SARN said...

Great take on the challenge.

Happy New Year wishes going your way.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a lovely card and so detailed. I love the stitching you did. It adds a personal touch to your card. I hope you have a wonderful evening and be safe. I'm sending wishes for a healthy, happy new year.

laurie said...

I love the gorgeous stitching! Perfect for homespun... Happy New Year!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute card! I like the sewing theme! Happy New Year!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Clever and classy take on the challenge Liz.
Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
Sarah
Less is More

Neets B said...

The border punching and stitching work really well together, Liz. Love the deep purple/blue against the white too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This is another super one Liz, that stitching is terrific!
Thanks again
Chrissie
"Less is more"

Anne said...

Another super card Liz - you can never have too many thank you cards at this time of year!
Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
Anne
"Less is More"

Pat said...

This is really pretty Liz and fits the LIM challenge theme beautifully. x