Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month I continue to issue the challenges.
Tomorrow (25th July), will be Thread the Needle Day. For our challenge this week incorporate the theme "Sewing" into our cards. Use sewing themed images/words; Sewing themed patterned papers or actually sewing of any type on your cards.
Just before I made this card I had received my order of Honey Bee Stamps new release products which included the Helping Hand die, the idea came to use that to hold a threaded needle.
As you can see I created a Slimline Card using Pinkfresh Studios Slimline Stitches die which I have had for some time now, this challenge was the perfect opportunity to pull it out and use on a card. I die cut the slimline die from white cardstock and then blended inks in yellow and orange tones over it. This panel was layered to a top folding white Slimline Card that measured 8 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.
The needle and spools are both from an older MFT Stamps Die-namics set called Stitched with Love. I wrapped hemp cord around both the spools in orange and green. As you can see by the photo above, I bend one finger towards the thumb, so the needle could be held.
The scissors are from a Concord & 9th Crafty Dies die set.
To finish off the front of the card I added a sentiment which is from an Art Impressions stamp set.
For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop-up die set. I added the "sewing" themed sentiment to the label which is from Lawn Fawn's Sewn with Love Stamp set.
I added the scissors & needles which are both from a First Edition die set called Sewing dies.
I also die cut another of the Slim Stitches die from Pinkfresh Studio which I cut in half and added inks to before adhering to either edge of the card.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.