But first a photo of one of the trees in my back garden. Do you see the little buds, yay, Spring is here :-) If I remember, I will try and post a pick when they have bloomed as they are a beautiful white flower before the greenery comes through. The tree is only about 6 years old, I think it is a Cherry Blossom (no fruit just blossom), but is really thriving in my garden.
I have been wanting to do some real stitching on my cards for quite sometime now, but sort of never got round to it. I am so pleased that I finally gave it a go.
The magnolias image is from Beccy's Place and it's a freebie. It was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and then layered onto a Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle.
The image was coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens. I used the following pens.
Leaves CG1, CG2, DG4
Flowers CR4, CR5, CR6
For the edges of all the layers and the sentiment, I used CTMH Cranberry Ink pad. The sentiment is from a Scrappy Moms stamp set called Hooray for Birthdays. The little flourish above it and the one on the inside of the card, are from a See D's stamp set (bought in the UK) called Spring Time swirls. I placed the sentiment on another Spellbinders Nestability called Labels 8.
I popped up the coloured image to add a little depth and also placed a bit of ribbon under the sentiment.
For the inside I used one of the papers from the front and stitched around the edge. Then used the scalloped edge rectangle on the inside too.
Loved doing the stitching. I think I may have to rethink my craft room once again, then I can leave the sewing machine set up. I think that is why I haven't tried it before, because it is under a table in the corner and not out all the time.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Sandy's Crafty Creations - April Anything Goes with a twist: Stitching (closes 30 Apr)
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog - Challenge #218: Stitching (closes 26 Apr)
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #6: Spring Fever (closes 27 Apr)
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #103: A Passion for flowers (closes 26 Apr)
One Stitch at a Time - Challenge #160: Use a Digi (closes 27 Apr)
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #112: Flowers (closes 30 Apr)
Thanks for stopping by today.