Sometimes I wonder why I make things so complicated. I decided to take part in the Play Date Cafe's challenge this week which is to use the 3 colours shown in the picture below.
The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the colour scheme was Spring/Easter and then the second idea was a quilt. After cutting out all my little squares and placing them on the card front, I figured it needed some stitching...this was my bad idea. I thought ALL of the little squares needed to be stitched to make it look somewhat like a real quilt. So...about a day later, 100's of hand stitches and some hand cramps, I finally finished that "quilt". :)
All the squares are 1"x1" and I ran the edges through my distresser tool to make the edges fray. I zigzag stitched each square with yellow thread and then sponged some chocolate chip ink around the edges of the squares (it's hard to see in the pics). The lace is sewn on, as well as the saying and the Swarovski cream pearls.
Here is the close up of my flower. I loved making the little rose on my project for The Shabby Tea Room so much that I tried it again for this project. This time I used cardstock instead of patterned paper. I think I like using the cardstock better because the flower tends to hold it's shape more. However, the cardstock is thicker. But if you crumple your strip up before you make the flower, the cardstock is more pliable. I sponged some ink the same colour as the paper for depth and added some glitter for a finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my creation:)
Happy Easter Card
(All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
Designer Paper: Berry Bliss (pretty in pink), Notations (barely banana)
Stamps: Well Scripted
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Glitter: Dazzling Diamonds
Other: Yellow thread, Cream lace, Swarovski cream pearls