I admit it, I'm on a sewing craze right now. This card like many other projects that I have recently created has sewing on it. I started by using the diamond stitch on my sewing machine. I sewed a strip of diamonds with green thread onto a light green cardstock. Then I pulled the stitching away from the cardstock, which left me we a string of stitched diamonds. I separated them into sets of two an adhered them into the flower shape. I then punched a 1/2" circle and wrapped it in the same green thread to use as the center of the flower. To add a little more dimension, I punched small circles from a scrap piece of olive green cardstock and adhered the small circles around the center of the flower. Using my sewing machine once again. I choose another patterned stitch and sewed the three strips. I adhered the three strips to the striped paper and inked around a piece of light green cardstock and wrote many thanks with a marker. To add a bit more interest, I cut wire and wrapped it into the spirals and tucked the ends behind the sentiment panel. The overall card design was inspired by the current sketch challenge # 114 over at The Paper Players.
Light green cardstock (unknown source....it was given to me)
Designer paper: Fancy Pants Saint Nick
Sewing Machine: Janome
Adhesives: Elmer's Glue Dots, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
Green wire: (no name on product)
Thread: Coats & Clark All Purpose green