Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stitching Here and There ...

One of these days I may actually FINISH posting my Convention Display Board Samples!! (I'm getting closer ALL THE TIME!!)!! Today I'm sharing two TOTALLY different cards with a common thread (well, actually, TWO common threads ... and one it them is quite literal!)!

First of all, I used my new-all-time-fave stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge, to splatter the background of BOTH creations (have a feeling I am gonna campaign that this set NEVER retire!)! Second, I sewed ... with an actual-honest-to-goodness-real-life sewing machine on both creations as well (hence, the oh-so-punny reference to "common threads"). Sometimes I think that adding sewing just makes the card look more "legit" for some reason ...

And what's not to LOVE about a Coastal-Cabana-Colored Chameleon??? I am in LOVE with this little guy!! Makes me happy ...

Stamps:  Tag It, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, Corner Rounder, Coastal Cabana Button, 1 1/4" Circle Punch (to round edges on "celebrate" panel), 1" Square Punch (to create flags), Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon, Sewing Machine

Card #2 ... more butterflies ... again ... I had envisioned that this card would look MUCH different than it does ... but I'm ok with how it came out, too. I think that the Crisp Cantaloupe looks kinda "rich" with the Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso, don't you??

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Paper Distressing Tool, Modern Label Punch, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pearl Basics, Sewing Machine

From Millan.NetSpent a BOATLOAD of time at the local "running store" yesterday trying to figure out what I can do about my nasty-ol' shin splints ... came home MUCH poorer with a new pair of shoes (which, I understand, happens QUITE often when you run every day!), TWO pairs of compression sleeves (fancy and colorful!) and a foam roller contraption that helps me pinpoint the muscles affected by shin splints and gives them a trigger-point, deep-tissue massage (it really hurts ... and feels awesome ... at the same time!)!! Headed out here in a few moments to try everything out! Wish me luck!!
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vickiw said...

Way to break out the "big guns" for the stitching. I love how you put the dog earred tags and stamped in between. refreshingly new look. I hope your shins feel better soon. take it easy girl

Tanya said...

These are both gorgeous! I love the weaving on the second card, and the color combo! And I love how you lined up the side stripes with the ribbon! Cool! :)

Sarah said...

Great cards, Wendy! Love them both :)

Carol Carriveau said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love your color choices, the ever fab Grunge stamps are always proper...in my opinion! and the stitching adds a soft embellishment. Great job on both of them!