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Monday, June 25, 2012

In Stitches: Card Caravan

For the current Card Caravan at the Hybrid Chick, our theme is stitching.  It can be either real or faux stitching.  I chose to do some hand stitching around the edge of my card.

I used the digital kit Folk Art Love Paper Pack by Paper Garden Projects to create the card.  The sunflower is an element from the digital kit Childhood Magic by Etc. by Danyale. Do add some depth to the sunflower, I printed and cut 2 copies of it. I curled the petals and carefully added some ink. I then layered then, alternating the petals.

For even more detail on the center of the flower, I used Glossy Accents adhesive to add some black seed beads. With the May Arts Ribbon velvet lace, the bumpy shiny flower center, and the hand stitching, this is a very tactile dimensional card.

The papers and borders were cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Shared at:
Great Impressions
Joanna Sheen Challenge
Quirky Crafts
Art with no Boundaries
Crafty Cardmakers
Incy Wincy Designs
Lollipop Crafts
Love to Create
Make it Monday
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner


  1. Saw this on Make it Monday.
    Sandra xx

  2. Beautiful! I love that sunflower! Thanks for joining us at TKJ blog!

  3. Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog.

  4. Lovely card great flower too. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. Wendy DT. xxx

  5. This card is so pretty. I love the handstitching detail. The flower with the beads in the center is really eye-catching. Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. I hope we see more of your art in future challenges.

  6. Lovely card ... the sunflower is a triumph, I just love the beading in the middle. Elizabeth

  7. Hello Cathy. I saw your Very Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

  8. Hi. I saw this Beautiful card on Make-it-Monday..Loz

  9. Gorgeous Creation. Great JOB!~
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.
    Good Luck!~
    -Sony DT

  10. I love sunflowers and the stitching is just awesome. Very Nicely done.
    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  11. Gorgeous card! I would never have known that was a paper flower..it looks sensational the way you carefully colored it up. Nicely done. Your card is wonderful. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  12. Great job on that flower and all the layers under it look wonderful! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

  13. Hi Cathy, A fabulous summery card. Thank you for joining us at Joanna Sheen this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  14. Very pretty card Cathy, love the stitching and your sunflower is lovely.

    Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  15. Saw this on MIM...gorgeous card...love those beads!

  16. Beautiful! Love the Sunflower! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Anything Goes Challenge!! Please Come back & play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  17. Beautiful card and the stitching looks great! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  18. Gorgeous sunflower! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  19. Very lovely! I love the sunflower. Thanks for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge. ~DT Candy

  20. Very elegant. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  21. Your card is lovely! Love the flower on your card!!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again soon!!
    DT member LTOC

  22. Love it! That flower is beautiful!Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!


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