Monday, May 11, 2009

Hearts and Balloons!

I made this card for THIS awesome challenge blog.







The requirement for the challenge: stitch something, use a magnolia stamp...

I started with a stitched HEART! I cut out 2x2 squares out of the gorjuss grid Funky Fairy paper (go shop HERE) and stuck them to a piece of paper, then stitched all the seams with my Janome Sew Mini (love this thing!). Then I cut out a big huge heart to give it some dimension and interest. The card base and the mat for Edwin are from the Funky Fairy Distressed Volume 5 set. I silhouetted the top of Edwin's balloon so that he wasn't so much bigger than the heart. Added some ribbon and a nestie (labels) die cut of a TAC sentiment, and bob's your uncle! (Well, you have a cute birthday card anyhow~)

Also, did you notice the little wooden stand? A new purchase I picked up at Michael's yesterday. I got a wooden stand and a clear one to help with showcasing/photographing my cards and other pretties. It wasn't too expensive and I think it works well and looks pretty too :D

ENJOY~ (even if it *IS* a Monday, you should like my card...)

6 comments:

Rach said...

a wonderful card, great idea to stitch the seams on your pieces of paper it looks so effective. your little stand looks fab too. thank you for joining us at just magnolia

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet, sweet, awesome job. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! Fabulous card and your detail and beautiful colours are wonderful!
Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Paula said...

Wow what a great card the image is so cute.
Paula xxxx

Mina said...

fabulous card I love your quilt effect...thank you for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

Bev said...

So sweet and the quilting is brilliant! Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x