that this card was for, a photo inspiration challenge:
And the challenge was even sponsored by our very own Vark, Eva! :o( but hopefully this tutorial might still have something interesting... it's pretty basic. I'm still under the weather, so it's all that I have finished for now, BUT I'm working on some nifty things to share with you soon!
- Calendar stamp used as a Background stamp --from Purple Onion Designs
- light green ink
- "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment is from S.R.M. stickers.
- Moths are from a Two Pea's Digi Kit - Mod Moths Mini Kit by Holly Brooke Jones
- Black rose paper Two Pea's digi paper - Glitterati: Uptown By Betsy Tuma
- Flower image (Fred She Said's Digi flowers from the Smelling Cherry Blossoms set)
- 100lb cardstock (white)
- Paper piercer, green, turquoise & cream thread, needle, beads
Step 1) Make the background:
1A) Stamp the POD Calendar stamp in light green ink onto white cardstock & trim it.
1B) Add the S.R.M. "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment sticker.
1C) Place some flowers on the image temporarily (where you'd like them) & pierce lines for their stems using a paper piercing tool.
Step 2) Stitch the flower stems & add the flowers:
2A) Sew the stems on in green thread.
2B) Stitch the flowers on:
1) Come up with a threaded needle, through back to the front of the image & adhere the thread-end at the back of the cardstock to secure it.
2) Add a flower (with a hole in its center) to your needle and add a bead to it to
3) Go back down the same hole in the image & adhere the thread end on the back of the image.)
Step 3) Glue the leaves on & pierce a hole a bit of a ways up on the base of each leaf (to add the stitched stem in the next step...)
Step 4) Stitch a stem on each leaf.
Step 5) Grow some grass: Pierce lines & add grass with more green stitching.
Step 6) Make a mat with patterned paper. This is digital paper from Two Pea's Betsy Tuma Glitterati uptown papers--printed and adhered on a black mat of cardstock that I fringed with scissors, ruffled & then stitched a little with turquoise thread.
Step 7) Make Moths: Print the Mod Moths (these are lightened quite a bit & then printed (at 10% 7% 6%) on cardstock that I painted with gesso (to keep the ink wet long enough to heat emboss them in clear embossing powder.)
Step 8) Adhere the flower image & glue and stitch the moths: Glue the image with the flowers to the stitched patterned mat; adhere the mod moths onto it & then pierce & stitch their little moth bodies.
please see the tutorial in this previous post: