Tuesday, September 1, 2015

House of Cards: Stitch It Up

Hi, friends!  It's time for another challenge at House of Cards!  A big shout out to everyone who took on our metallic challenge--your creations BLEW me away!  This month, we are asking you to...

That's right!  Anything with stitching goes!  We cannot wait to see all the different variations you all come up with!  I decided to go back to a technique I accidentally "invented" (it was new to me) about 6 months ago called Stitched Stamping.  Check out my card...

The Stitched Stamping is in the flowers.  It's a technique that uses line images and pens/markers to make the image look like it's been stitched.  You know, like they stitch fabric shapes onto quilts and such sometimes?  These flowers and leaves are from the Fabulous Florets stamp set from Stampin' Up!.

I added some more faux stitching to the top corner to balance out my design.  I went over the black pen with a glitter gel pen for a bit more texture and shine.

The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with Staz-On ink.  It comes from the "Let Your Dreams Bloom" stamp set from Unity.  This set was designed by our very own Gracie!!! :)

Some glitter and patterned papers and a bit of bling were all that I needed to finish this off.  I just LOVE the way it turned out!  I was a bit concerned about trying out this technique on patterned paper and not coloring the images in, but it totally works! I hope you agree, too!  Let me know in the comments below. :)

THANK YOU for stopping by today!  That's all for me right now, friends!  Come join the fun with us at House of Cards this month--I always LOVE seeing what you create for us!  Don't forget to take a peek at what the other gals on this amazing team have for you this month, too!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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Donna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mynn! Great colors and like that glitter paper to make it stand out. What a great idea with your stitchin, I can see this becoming a hot new technique!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Mynn
Gr Karin

Merethe Arstein said...

I have not seen these before, and agree with you it will be fun to see all those different stitched cards.

Take care.

(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Daen'Ys said...

What a gorgeous card, Mynn! Love the antique look and these "stitched" blooms! That fits so well together!
Have a nice day!
Hugs, Rosi

Em Louise Fairley said...

Mynn, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it and love the colors you've used! Thanks for your sweet, sweet comment on my post. I'm SO honored to be a part of the team at HOC and to be working alongside such amazingly talented ladies under yours and Sue's leadership.

Love, hugs and blessings,
Em x

StephC said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love these colors together, and those stitched flowers are AMAZING! Beautiful, as always! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww Mynn
I love the technique you have put on your flower Image
wanna try it one day..
I love the color combo and the gold paper too and the way you stitched your card on that top right side too
GREAT card as always dear Mynn
big hugs

Toni said...

Nice! I thought you added the stitching yourself. Very cool look!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Mynn! I love the beautiful flowers and your fabulous faux stitching, this technique looks just like the Blanket Stitch!! Wonderful tutorial on the HOC blog too!
big hugs, Tammy

Lisa said...

Layered in loveliness Mynn!! The gold sparkle and embellies are wonderful!

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful card Mynn! I like your stamped stitching technique and it works so perfect with this stamp set! Have a great day!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Mynn, I watched your video and I must say you always exceed my high regard for your talent and teaching skill. This flower took me on a trip down memory lane using blanket stitch to mend or bind a new item. This is such a pretty image and the layout/layering of the card is lovely. Blessings and a hug Carole

Michele Henderson said...

This is a gorgeous card, Mynn! I love your "faux stitching" technique. The colors and design are so pretty, with o many great details! Thanks for the fun inspiration!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Becca Cruger said...

Mynn, this is beyond gorgeousness. I really love the look of the faux stitching on the flowers. Wowee! It's vintage, chic, and lovely!

Petra Swart said...

Your faux stitching looks great, Mynn!!!! Love those wonderful flowers and the lovely bg paper!!!! That glitter paper is just soooo yummy!!!! This is beautiful!!!!

Lilian YF said...

Great technique!
The Leaf Studio

Taunya Butler said...

Beautiful card - so full of inspiration for us!! I am going to enjoy this challenge - love what you do - you are a marvel!!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Mynn! Thank you for such a beautiful inspiration piece! That stitching does not look "faux"! I am amazed at how easy this was and how it creates a look that makes you think it took forever to do! jane

heather said...

Fun card and technique with all of the patterned papers, faux stitching and glitter !

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a beautiful palette, and I just adore all of your layers! Great technique with the blanket stitches, too!