Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chicks Dig It!

The new "Dotty for You" papers from Close to My Heart are so cute and springy, I couldn't resist pairing my card with my pretty hydrangas and cute little chick.  Check out the card's I created using Mojo Monday's sketch, while also incorporating some stitching for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge.   
 This simple "Thank You" card was created by stringing banners on CTMH's baker's twine and then mounting them on a neutral "dotty" B&T. 
 You can get a totally different look by simply changing your banner colors and/or the color of the baker's twine.
 This weeks Heart 2 Heart Challenge was to incorporate stitching.  I love the detail stitching adds to a project, but usually overlook it because of the simplicity of using glue.  I am much more likely to create stitching lines with a pen, stamp a stitched line using the "Sew Happy" stamp set or sand an embossed line and puncture holes onto it to create a faux stitched line.  This week I decided to using baker's twine to stitch a banner together.  By poking holes in top corner of each banner I was able to string or "stitch" the banner togeter.  It was super easy and quick, because all I had to do was attatch the two ends of the twine to the back of the the grey dotty paper.  The banner hangs nicely on the card and even has some movement.  No glue on the paper also enables you to see the inside of the banners for even more color.  I really liked how it turned out.   
Make sure to take advantage of Close to My Heart's, National Scrapbooking Month promotion.  Purchase $35 dollors from the Spring and Summer Idea Book and receive the exclusive "Dotty for You" paper's (featured on my card) for only $5.



Arlene said...

Love your's brilliant. :)

Joelle H. said...

This is such a neat card! The banner is awesome and I love all the colors and patterns together. Thanks for sharing with us this week at H2H!

Casandra said...

Fantastic card! I love it when elements come together in such an elegant way.

Karen said...

Fantastic card. Love the banner and how you stitched it on!

Paige Dolecki said...

Amy -

Simple but oh, so cute! Love the baker's twine through the banner shapes!

Thanks for sharing your art with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

Paige - DT

Lucy Kelleher said...

What a great card! The colors are so pretty -- TFS :)