Saturday, June 25, 2011

MDUC #102

Stitching and Swirls

This post has a few more pics then usual, which you can click for a bigger view so I hope you enjoy!!  I did a gate fold card using the tutorial found at Splitcoaststampers but I changed my sizing to fit a 6" x 6" card.  Part way through making this card I realized how much it resembled my last MDUC project.  I used the same papers!!  OMG you're kidding!  BUT...these new Sweet Rainbow papers are hard to refuse.  So apologies for not showing you something different.  Stick around cuz it's coming.  LOL!

Ok I gotta admit this one had me stumped for a bit.  I had no problems with the swirls (luuuuuv them!) but I don't have a sewing machine (I WISH) so I wasn't sure about the stitching part but finally decided to stitch around my heart.

Here's a closer view of my stitched heart.  I covered a Maya Road chipboard heart with Sweet Rainbow paper and punched holes using my Crop-A-Dile.  Then I did some kind of special stitch I found online.  Love all my Doohickey's!!  I used "Heart Swirl", "Leaf and Swirl Die" and "Butterfly Doohickey (which looks to be out of stock at Magnolia-licious Store but Diana is always getting stock in).

And now a view of my gate fold card opened right up and just waiting for a sentiment to be stamped into the middle!! 

So these cards are a lot of freakin' work and now I understand why I don't do the insides.  My GF Cheri says she has to use up some of the paper anyway, which is a great point but she makes it sound like a 5 minute job.  There must be something wrong with me cuz I just don't find it that easy.  But it sure looks nice!!

Please stop by Magnolia Down Under Challenge this week and check out all the other UH-MAZING projects.  These ladies are truly creative and UBER talented!  Would love to see you join us in this challenge.

I'm also entering my card into Magnolia-licious Challenge which is a picture challenge of a pink telephone.  CUTE! Have a great weekend!  Hugs!