Welcome to Day 8 of the 2013 Artisan Award Winner Blog Hop!! I am so incredibly excited to FINALLY be able to share, in detail, the projects I created for my submission to the contest. If you came over from Jeanna Bohanon’s blog, Stamp Time Somewhere, I know you have already been impressed by her amazing work. If not, you can just start the hop here and follow around until you get back to me.
Today is the last of the cards I submitted and I saved my favorite. I wanted to make a pocket card invitation but one that had a fresh look to it. I have created a pocket similar to this before and thought it would be really fun to change it up and use the Tea for Two DSP (it is retired now but there is an updated version called Afternoon Picnic that is a must have!). So I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to make this interesting fold on the pocket. The back print is attached to a piece of Naturals Ivory so that the back is plain. Then I stitched around the edges with mom’s trusty machine. I popped out some flowers from the Fun Flowers Bigz Die, spritzed them with water then curved the centers over my bottle of Multipurpose Glue (that green top is just the right size). While still damp I used a Bone Folder to curl the petals. The center flower is from Boho Blossoms and then I attached a Vintage Faceted Button center tied with Linen Thread.
Now for the inside. This is the part that you didn’t get to see on the board at Convention. I love this part! I printed up the invitation on Very Vanilla. I used the RGB codes from My Digital Studio to match Soft Suede. Then I stamped it with Oh, Hello and sponged. The Vanilla layer is attached to a Naturals Ivory layer and stitched again. Some Natural 7/16″ Trim is sewn in as the pull tab and another button finishes it. By the way, as I debated what to put on the invitation, I had no idea what name to use. The first one that came to mind is Kate (my cat) so Katie the cat is apparently going to have a pretty upscale party!
Now on with the hop! No surprise that Mercedes Weber of Creations by Mercedes has another fabulous project to show you.
Thanks for stopping in today. See you tomorrow!
Stamp: Oh, Hello; Paper: Tea for Two DSP, Natural Ivory, Very Vanilla; Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral; Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Vintage Facted Buttons, Linen Thread, Naturals Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, sewing machine