Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stitched on Snowflakes Sled hill card

Snowflake photoshop brushes by redheadstock; You can find them here on Deviant art.

Hi Galz & Guyz,

A quick personal note before this post: I've not been feeling well (nothing to worry about at all, just incredibly tired & headachey.) I just want to let you know that's why I'm really behind in blurfing and that I am missing you all terribly. Thankfully, I have some posts pre-prepared since I need to make some Christmas cards to gift & sell... Hopefully, I'll be seeing all you beautiful bloggers on your blogs soon!

And now the card jazz... :O)

I lurve that these Eat Cake stamps (from the Paper Garden Projects kit) only need a strip of torn paper to make a scene to go with them. This super simple card has the amazing little 3D snowflake embellishments that come in the Winter Wonderland Kit. I wanted to do something different with them, so I glued them to embroidery thread & sewed them on. It went surprisingly quickly, since Crystal Lacquer has such a fast drying time. Here's how it was made.

Sorry no photos with this (GASP!) It's naughty of me, but SOOOOooooh liberating to make a card with no photographing every once in a while. Muahahahaha! ;O)


These all come in the Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Kit:


Sarah Pulls Nicky and Otto

Main card Bazzill Cajun Cardstock: 8 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (Scored at inches)
Hill One piece of Wedding White Cardstock: 7 5/8 x 3 inches (to tear)
Sky One piece of Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock: 7 1/2
x 2 3/4 inches (to emboss)
Hill & Sky on Mat of
Bazzill Bling Blank Check Cardstock: 4 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches
Sentiment Strip of Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock: 5 1/8 x 3/8 inches
Sentiment Mounted on strip of Bo Bunny Jack Frost Glitz paper(stripe) 7 7/8 x 7/8 inches
Matted with of Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock: 7 7/8 x 1 inches

May Arts White Swiss Dot Ribbon (2" piece for bow)
4 Copper brads
4 snowflakes (3D with glitter) :O)

From your stash or Paper Garden Projects:
Crystal Lacquer
Tombow Monomulti Adhesive
Oh so Sticky tape

Black Versafine or other waterproof ink
Copic markers or other colouring medium
Paper piercer, Needle, Light blue embroidery thread

Snow Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

The sentiments are made from a cute stamp set that Paper Garden Projects carries: Fall & Winter Border (Clear set.)


Step 1) Cut a piece of the Bazzill Cajun Cardstock to measure 8 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Scored it in the middle at 4 2/8 inches)

Step 2) Cut the hill from one piece of Wedding White Cardstock: 7 5/8 x 3 inches. Tear the hill along the long edge of the cardstock.

Step 3) Make the sky by cutting a piece of Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock to measure 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Emboss it in the Snow Dots cuttlebug folder if you like.

Step 4) Adding the snowflakes: Adhere embroidery thread to the back of the sweet little snowflakes using Crystal Lacquer. Add a strip of Oh so Sticky tape on the back of the top of the sky. Stick the embroidery thread with the snowflakes on it to the sticky tape. Set aside sky with sticky tape to mount the sky on the mat...

Step 5) Cut a mat to mount the hill & sky on (Mat of Bazzill Bling Blank Check (sparkly beige) Cardstock: 4 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches.) Stick the sky on first at the top, leaving about 1/8 of an inch of the mat exposed. Stick the hill over the sky, again leaving about 1/8 of an inch of the mat exposed.

Step 6) Stitchin: Pierce along the top of the sky to stitch it. Sew with embroidery thread. Pierce along side the snowflake threads to add two little stitches that will anchor the threads down.

Step 7) Stamp the sentiment on the Bazzill Icy Blue Cardstock (5 1/8 x 3/8 inches)
using Fall & Winter Border (Clear set) & Black Versafine or other ink.

Step 8) Mount the sentiment on a strip of Bo Bunny Jack Frost Glitz paper(stripe) 7 7/8 x 7/8 inches & mat on the Icy Blue Cardstock: 7 7/8 x 1 inches

Step 9) Pierce & stitch along the striped Bo Bunny paper with red embroidery thread, if you like.

Step 10) Add brads to the mounted sentiment & adhere to the main card

Step 11) Add the image: Stamp Nicky & Otto from the stamp Sarah Pulls Nicky and Otto & colour however you like. Cut it out & add it to the hill. :O)

and that's it! If anything is clear as mud, please lemme know. I'll fix it up. :O)

Happy Happy HAPPY Stamping!
Thanks for reading. Y'all ROCK!

P.S. Quick Links here:
P.S. Many thanks to redheadstock who made the awesome Photoshop brushes that I used on the photo. They were really easy to use. You just use them like you would any photoshop brush and there are SO many snowflake styles to choose from. They're here on Deviant art.

A google search for "Download photoshop brushes" should find all kinds of nifty things and there are lots for free. All you do is credit the generous artists. :O)


Libby Dyson said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card Mel. All your work is devine.

Unknown said...

Those itty bitty snowflakes are so delightful!! Hope you're feeling well soon sweetie!!
hugs, Jami

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful! I love the little snowflake embellies.

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling so great! Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

This card is just adorable!

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Very cute card, I love that little guy. Hope your feeling well soon. I don't know much of that deviant art; as far as how you use them but they have some beautiful graphic designs!

Kate's Life said...

Love your card! Those stamps are adorable!
I hope you are feeling better soon!

S said...

Get well soon!

Donna Baker said...

cute, cute, cute! I hope you feel better - get some rest...don't feel bad about no photos, we will still luv ya! I've been missing you on my blog lately (I always appreciate some Mel love!)

Janine said...

Hey Mel!! Feel better soon...

Jessica Diedrich said...

You are really doing cute stuff w/ this! I love this card! hope you feel better ,sweets!

Curt in Indy said...

OK, first FEEL BETTER SOON! I'm sorry you are under the weather! Don't like it when my blogging buds are sick! Sending out good healing thought to you buddy! Every card or project you have made with this image set has been so adorable. This is no exception! Best to you! Curt

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey Mel, another darling creation with this kit...wonderful. I have the bug too and can't quite kick it...home from work today..hope you have a speedy recovery!

Michelle Pearson said...

love your hanging snowflakes and the stitching. I love to stitch on cards sometimes! I just made one for our Friday challenge and stitched it all up!

Sick day here too....cold's got me but good...UGH!

Free Spirit said...

Thanks ng such lovely ideas and links. I hope you feel better and get a much deserved rest and break.Your work is so pretty. Talk with you soon.

Suzanne C said...

Really cute! Hope you feel better.

Maria said...

Hey Mel! I'm so sorry to hear you haen't been feeling well! It is difficult to blurf, craft, or blog when you're tired and headachey! Take care of yourself and rest! We're always gonna be here. I think you have a lifetime of stuff on your site to look through . . .:)

WEll, your card is so darn cute! Wow. . .the detail with the embroidery thread!! YOu must have steady hands! LOL! As always your card is AWESOME!!


Mari said...

Oh, Mel! I'm so sorry you don't feel well. Hope you're feeling better soon.
AND, this was so bloody cute that I had to comment! Which is saying a lot, cause I don't usually like 'cute'. Those little snowflakes really did the trick! :)

Tonniece said...

Hope you are feeling better real soon Mel, this weather seems to be getting to a lot of people.
So take care of you, and get feeling up to par soon.

love this card, if you looked up cute in the dictionary this would be the pic displayed.

C said...

Feel better...hope it isn't the flu? Did you get your shot...hmmmm? Love this darling card and you're so good to post when you're feelin' yucky.

Erum Tasneem said...

Such a cute card. Love the colours! The hanging snowflakes are WOW!

Catherine said...

So adorable! Fantabulous job as always, Mel!

Shirley said...

Love it!! The card goes perfect with the box too! Tooooo cute!

Peet said...

Gorgeous card, Mel!!! LOve it!!!

Melanie said...

gorgeous Mel!
your blog is freakin #49!! Splitocast is probably sweating you'll be bumping off the top spot in a month or two! HUGS to the rockin blogger evah!!

Annapurna said...

This is another masterpiece. Love how the snowflakes are falling from the sky and leaving a trail ;0)

You have proven that you are on top of your game once again. Very nice!