Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Sweet Little Card

Valentine's Day is almost here so I thought I'd stop by and show you a little somethin' somethin' I worked on today to keep in spirit. :)

I still have scraps galore of Sweet Divinity so I was staring at them wondering what I could make and I remembered a blog post I read before Christmas and thought..."Yes! That's what I can do!". 

Kate Spain posted these adorable Christmas Cards with a tutorial and I used that as my inspiration....

Here's my take...




The only things I really did differently were instead of tracing my design on the front of the card, I traced it on the back so I didn't have to worry about lines showing up, because they would be covered by the backing paper anyway. 

I also did stitching around the edge (which she also suggested) but I didn't like my original straight line around the heart (it looked like I was drunk when I did it...lol) so I decided to put my free motion foot on my machine and "clean it up a bit". :) No one will ever know I made a goof. Oh..well besides all of you.. oops. ;)

I think it looks cute and I really like the sketchy look of the stitches. 
The last thing I did differently was instead of using paper to cover only the back side of the design, I cut a piece to cover the entire inside that was 1/8" less around all the edges. I did this because my card paper was red and I wanted white on the inside to write on. I also did not glue down the right side of the inside piece. This way the card will open and close nicely. :)



What are you making for Valentine's Day? I'd love to see!! :)

Much Love!!!

6 comments :

  1. Your card is just beautiful! I love your stitching round the edge, the perfect finishing touch.

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  2. How cute! I love the card and will probably steal that idea for something later in the year, having already bought my valentines! I've made a pillow for Lilli and I'm thinking about making one for Bill, too - but I'd better get on the ball and make it!!

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  3. Just had to stop by and tell you how much I LOVED the card idea!! You are amazing!

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