Darken that Thread! This was stitched with Sulky Metallic 142-7027, which is a red/green/gold variegated thread, but after I was done, it was still very difficult to read, as the thread did not contrast enough with the background. Hmm, what to do…? I reached for my ever trusty Sakura stardust dark red, green and gold … Read more If your stitching doesn’t show…
Grateful Heart This card was done as a commission for a client of mine. It all looks good, right? So how did I ruin it? Let this be a lesson to you and me: I lacquered it, or attempted to. When I applied the lacquer, it warped the paper and destroyed the shaping I had … Read more How to Ruin a 3D image!
These three fashion divas are livin’ large! They are stitched from the F-A-L set found here. They have been stitched in silver metallic on black, making them look very rich and elegant. The stitched borders are from Joke d’Vette brass templates. For the words, I searched my computer for a suitable font, … Read more F-A-L Fashion set
Split Color Butterfly This card is really easy to make, and the results are spectacular. This image is from www.stampscapes.com. First, I stamped the image in turqoise ink on white cardstock, and clear embossed. Then, I stamped the image in white ink on turquoise cardstock, embossed with white powder, as the image was not opaque … Read more Split Image Stamping
This is stamped on glossy cardstock. First, I used a very light-colored Alcohol Ink (AI) wash over the entire surface of the cardstock. I then used colorless embossing ink pad to stamp my image, Fiesta Flower from Hero Arts, and heat set the image. I next used a slightly darker AI wash to bring … Read more AI Resist
The stitching pattern is one of the fashion pattern set by Form-A-Lines. I’ve chosen to use just the shoes, added stamped “thank you” then layered onto paper with pressed flowers–it goes so well with the “feel” of this card! This card was sent to the best shoe saleslady I’ve ever had–she was so helpful and … Read more Stitched Shoes