Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another Inspiration

Some cards just don't photograph well. In the case of the card in my previous post that would apply. Of course it wasn't a stunner either! So today, because the sun was out for the first time in several days, and I didn't have any specific place to be I declared a pajama day and worked around the house. I also had time to try out some of my new neglected stamps and to do some embossing.

Like I said, yesterday's card, although nicer looking in real life, did not meet up to my standards so I tried the inspiration challenge again. This time I found a little girl's skirt to use as my jumping off point. The skirt comes in red and blue and I chose to use the red one. I got out my Scandinavian Season stamp set mittens and although I have the wheel that goes with that, I decided to use another untouched wheel that I recently got - Illuminated - as the lower border.
The skirt also has some stitching near the top (smocking I believe), which brought me back to one of my earliest crafting interests. That's a story for another day.

Here I used the mat pack and paper piercer to make the holes which makes for nice even stitching. The thread is three strands of white embroidery floss.

Another untouched goody I had was the Red Riding Hood taffeta ribbon. That ribbon with the white edging was the perfect touch, don't you think!


  1. Beautiful card Lorraine! I love it.

  2. Wonderful inspired card Lorraine~ just beautiful!! :)

  3. are you SURE you can't come to Pennsylvania tomorrow? I ALWAYS have a center available for you!

    I love seeing your work. My mother used to always make cards- she was SO artistic- and it always tugs at my heart when I see your stuff. sigh.

  4. Thanks for sharing this card! I have that set but have not done anything with the mittens or wheel yet!

  5. That card....that card! How lovely!! The mittens, and the bow. . . now HOW would you mail it? I keep trying to make my cards flat, and that's how they look: FLAT, dull. Your embroidery is beautiful. That card MUST be for one special person.


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