Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sending Smiles

Well, it's been a while since I've posted a card.  I finally found some time to make a card this afternoon...and it sure felt good.  :)

I'm playing along with 2 challenges today.

Fusion - French Twist

Virginia's View #14 - Layers and Dimension

When I took a good look at the Fusion inspiration photo, many ideas came to mind.  But what I was really drawn to were the fabrics.  Lots of texture.  Oh, and those beautiful colors!  Love that combination of gray, yellow and white.  In fact, I had almost finished this card when I realized that I am wearing those colors today.  :)

Then there is Virginia's challenge using layers and dimension.  I knew right away what technique I wanted to use on this card.  Stitched pieces of patterned paper, layered over several colors of card stock.

Here's what I came up with.

Ahhh.  Paper crafting is good for the soul.  I'm sure of it!

I used 6 patterned papers, all from one 6 x 6 pad.  It was a bit "challenging" to get my patterns aligned in the right direction, with all those random angles.  All worth the effort, though.
I even did a bit of stitching on the sentiment strip, just to tie it all together.
That's it for now.  I think it's time to spend some time outdoors before the next round of rainy weather moves in.
Thanks for looking!

Supply list ~
card stock: so saffron, basic gray, whisper white (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
patterned paper: breeze 6 x 6 pad (MME)
stamps: up and away (Mama Elephant)
other: thread, sewing machine


  1. Susie, your card caught my eye in the Fusion Card Gallery. Such fun stitching and fab paper strips. I love your card!

  2. Oh so wonderful Susie, the stitched patterns look amazing!

  3. Lovely card Susie, fabulous way to combine those gorgeous patterned papers

  4. all of your papers are awesome, well done with this card! Thank you for joining us at Fusion!

  5. Paper Crafting is indeed good for the soul ... love the patterns and colors you combined and the stitching really does tie the design together ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  6. Hi Susie! Wow is this amazing! Love love love your stitching.. .so wishing I knew how to do that! Gorgeous!


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