Monday, 29 April 2013

My Secret Weapon.

I don't quite know where this one came from lol! 
I've been playing with the idea of not using my scalloped punch right to the edge of the paper for ages.

I just love the look that it gives, letting you glimpse the cream of the card base behind. The scrummy little remnants sit on my desk for ages,tempting me to use them in my makes, maybe that will be a project for the future? who knows. 

I have a confession to make though, this wasn't the greetings stamp I was after, if I wasn't such an untidy crafter I would have used my Woodware "Jane's script" sentiment but where it is, I have no idea,I'm hoping that when I discover the right hand side of my desk, the gorgeous delicate script will be there under the chaos.

The hearts are held with just a thin central drizzle of glue, "stitched" with my secret weapon.
Ok, I fake it, I pierce the holes with a pattern making tool and use my Copic multiliner to doodle the stitching. 

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CYP160, Text/Sentiment,
LTC63, Punches,
MIM138, Anything goes,
C4E19, Anything goes,
SS April,Special Occasions.

Thanks for stopping by,


Nancy in Iowa said...

So many things about this that I just love! Must get me a pattern marker - I think I have a wheel like that somewhere - buried in the sewing drawers. Yes - I NEED another tool! Great idea with the scallop!

Di said...

Fabulous Julie - and I love the idea of not quite punching right up to the edge!

Hugs, Di xx

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous hun!! It is small, beautiful and perfectly formed. Oh, and honestly, I thought they were real stitches - great job! Hugs Sxx

coops said...

so gorgeous julie.i really love the design and stitched hearts :D

xx coops xx

Michelle said...

A really CAS card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Rene said...

Beautiful card and I love your technique! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
Rene :D

pinky said...

Great idea, love the effect Julie. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Lisa Jane said...

wow that stitching looks so real.. i love it
Lisa x

Loz said...

Beautiful card Julie. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Kerry said...

Ha...all your secrets are coming out now Julie!!!! Love love LOVE the fakeness of this card xx

Linda R said...

Hello my sweet friend. I am loving this cute card. So clever how you made the hearts look like they have been stitched. I LOVE that..

Hope all is well with you!


brenda said...

The idea worked beautifully Julie, it makes a very striking element.

Thank you so much sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely CAS card! Awesome job using the scalloped punch! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

mixamatoasties said...

What a fab CAS card.

Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.


Amanda Phillips said...

Simply sweet is right!Thank you for joining with us over at Love to Create Challenges.
Amanda LTCDT