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Two Hearts as One…


Love is a wonderful reason for celebration…

Lately, with my demanding work schedule, I haven’t had enough energy to devote to my favorite hobby, cross-stitching. And – if by chance – I get to finish a card or two, can’t really muster the will to get them photographed so I can post them. Soooo… I took advantage of having this weekend off (as my plant celebrates its 25th anniversary…), and took photos of my work 🙂

The card was cross-stitched on 14ct white perforated paper, which I have discovered to be much better for my cards. I have used DMC 6 strands Embroidery floss. I guess this card would be easy to customize by a simple color change for the wedding cake, to match those of the wedding party… Hmmm…

The back of the cross-stitching is not showing. The inside of the card is white and had been left blank for a personal message. However, I guess a stamped greeting could be added, something along the lines of “Best Wishes”, “Celebrate” or something similar. The card is 4.25″ by 5.5in, with the cross-stitch area of 2.75in by 4.25in.

Well, I guess I’ll go fix a breakfast of scrambled eggs & toast. Y’all have a wonderful weekend!

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Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Cards, cross-stitch, Love, needlecrafts


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Creative Sketches CS34H Holiday/Celebration

   This this week’s sketch at Creative Sketches required us to combine a Holiday/Celebration with the provided sketch. A bit novel for me – again – but after printing the sketch and digging through my many, many stamp sets, I chose to use one of my latest Stampin’ Up acquisitions, the Flower Garden embossing folder. So I started listening to my “Secret Garden” CD and got to work… LOL…

CS34H challenge

   I have used Watercolor paper, because I wanted to color the image. The first results were very, very far from good… What is a gal to do at 12:15am…? I dumped my first try, grabbed another panel of Watercolor paper, my Perfect Pearls Metallics powders and medium from Ranger and pounced and brushed the powders on the second embossed panel… I have used Perfect Pearl, Gold and Bronze to add some depth to my embossed flower. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps  Fancy Phrases set. The Old Gold accent mat cardstock used on the image and sentiment is from the “Elegant Metallics” paper pad from Martha Stewart. The bling is Clear Crystal Stickers from Mark Richard’s.

   Supplies used are Stampin’ Up, unless stated otherwise: Cardstock Whisper White #100730, Watercolor paper #105019, Flower Garden folder #123113, Big Shot #113439 (Stampin’ Up); Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Perfect Pearls Metallics (Ranger Ink); self-adhesive clear rhinestones (Mark Richards); Ink VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Scor-tape.


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