Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #670

 Hello!   Thank you for visiting.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another great one from Debbie.

My card features Oval Stitch & Border dies from Spellbinders, stitched flower is from another stitchable die set from Spellbinders, the embossing folder is also from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Messages.

So let me tell a secret on myself.  When I'm stuck in long meetings at work that I am not leading, I can't multi-task on work stuff - having those voices in my ear makes it hard to concentrate on work, so I do other stuff instead.  For this one particular call, I die cut the oval, flower and leaves and stitched.  I did a sort of ombre effect on the oval.  I am very pleased with the results.

I did emboss the white card base and the lavender card stock piece at the same time so that lined up perfectly.  It shifted a little but not so much that I felt like I needed to start over.  Before gluing the lavender piece on to the base I wrapped some dark purple floss around the panel.  Glued and then added my focal point.  This die set cuts out 2 different sizes of ovals and both inside and outside the image cuts.  I chose to cut it out and then used the outside cut lines to cut a purple mat.  I stamped the sentiment and then glued the stitched piece to the purple panel.  I love this effect.

I do hope you'll join us at the TMS blog and leave the DT some love.  And since you'll already be there, why not join us! 

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Raechelle Bellus said...

Beautiful! Loving the texture and the stitching!

Donna W. said...

Pretty card. I love how the flowers on the oval repeat the embossing.

Patti said...

I love your stitched cards Melissa, every time I see them I think maybe I'll get some of those one of these days. I love how you used Ombre style for the flowers - very pretty!

Debi said...

Great job on all the stitching. Pretty card!

Debbie said...

So pretty! I love the ombre on your stitching!

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