Friday, August 8, 2008

Loonie Stampers Challenge #4

The Time has come again, Loonie Stampers Challenge time that is. First off we are debating doing the challenge weekly rather then bi-weekly, opinions? comments? I think we should. We are all rocking them out!
This week was Deanna's turn to make our challenge selections and the above color map is what she chose, nice combo eh?? (yeah I HAD to use the "eh" it is after all a Canadian Girls Challenge!)

I decided to make a pocket card. However Shortly before I made this card I busted the needle on my sewing machine but HAD to do some stitching on this card. So I took out my piercing set from SU and set them aside for later.
I started by taking the image from Simple Little Things (the PTI Anniversary Set) and stamped the background. Now since I do not have a replacement ink pad for my Aqua Mist I used Soft Sky (a retiring In Color from Stampin Up and I think it made a very suitable sub)
I then rounded my corners and folded the flap down. After I pierced up both sides of my card pocket I threaded some chocolate color thread and stitched it by hand.
My main image is cut out with Square Nestabilities and I left it in the die and sponged more Soft Sky over the square. Then I matted it on Pumpkin Pie card stock also cut out with nestabilities. I added the ribbon and tied it through a ribbon slider. I added my main image off the the other side and finished it off with a sentiment and these neat little metal circles I picked up from Zellers of all places.

The card for the pocket is pretty simple. Pumpkin Pie, Aqua Mist & Vintage Cream card stock all with the corners rounded and glued together. Then I stuck on a bit of my scrap ribbon (I hate to WASTE ribbon so I keep all my little clippings for things like this) and then added a matching tab. I made sure to add the tab on the opposite side of the card to balance out the whole thing. As a finishing touch I added a few criss cross stitches to the top and bottom side.
All in all I am in Love with this style, although a little time consuming I thin anyone would be touched to receive a card like his. I see more of this style in different colors in my future!
Thanks for stopping in to catch this week's addition of the LSC, be sure to check out the other creations by visiting these links:
Stamps: Simple Little Things (PTI Anniversary Set)
Card Stock: Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (PTI), Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Ink: Dark Chocolate Palette Ink (PTI), Soft Sky (SU)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta (SU)
Other: Ribbon Slider stylized Silver Hodgepodge (SU), Metal Dots (Colorbok), 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punches (SU), Piercing mats (SU), Needle & Thread, 1/16 Dimensional stickers (SU)


  1. OMG love it... the details... too beautiful!

  2. WOW. This is stunning! Fantastic!!! I love the background paper you created-brilliant!!!

  3. Jewels! You've outdone yourself! Hand stitching...just gorgeous.

    Here's mine:

  4. Wow, I love it Jewels!! Amazing work and I love the background with the Simple Little Things set. Way to go with the sewing!! I'm off to definately give this color combo a is amazing!!