Friday, April 9, 2010

Punch It Out with Stitching

Happy Friday!

Ahhh, Friday at last! I'm really looking forward to the weekend and getting a chance to relax a bit. And we are only a few more days away from the launch of the new Whimsy Stamps digital stamp collection, so that's exciting! I hope you will join us on Monday for the release party blog hop beginning at noon EST! Have a wonderful weekend!

Today I have two cards to share with you. The first for Stamp Something and our challenge this week of "Stitch Something." You can use real stitching or faux, a little or a lot, but you must have some stitching accents on your project to be eligible to win the prize and be selected as a Top 5 Stamper.

This week our sponsor is Paper Jewels and they kindly gave the DT Bildmalarna or Sweet Pea images to work with. I've used a Sweet Pea image, it's my first time using one of these. I have to say I didn't think they were really my style, but after coloring her, I might be changing my mind. She's definitely different from what I'm used to working with, but coloring her was a lot of fun, so I may need to do it again!

I've used Copics to color the image and then used Crissy's dotty background tutorial to color the background around the image. I also added some Stickles to her fin and in the background for added shimmer. The papers are DCWV and BG Wisteria. I've stitched all the edges of each layer and matched them to some Baja and Eggplant card stock from Stampin' Up!. The embellishments are Prima flowers and sticky gems.

This card fits the challenges at:
Truly Scrumptious: Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday: Girl Cards
Paper Play Challenges: Shiny Happy People

Next I have my card for this week's Just Magnolia challenge, which is Punch It Out! We'd like to see you use your Magnolia images with some punches to create a project. I've also decided to try a new fold with my card today, it's a Joy Fold and I got the idea from my teamie Sheila from her card last week.

I just got this Sweet Tilda stamp last week and had to ink her up right away, isn't she adorable! I've colored her in purples and greens to match the papers I've used. These are from the My Minds Eye Girlie pad. I've stitched all the edges on the sewing machine and then used various punches to finish my card. I embellished with cherry blossoms, a piece of ribbon, a charm and sticky gem, and some pearls on the inside. Here's the view of the fold...

It's a really fun fold style that was super easy to do. I cut the base of the card to 5 1/2 wide by 8 1/4 long. Fold the card at 2 3/4 and then you have the fold. Then I used a 4 x 8 piece for the center card, folded in half. Glue that in the middle of the large half of the base and there you have the Joy Fold.

For my punches I've used Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, lace border punch, Heart Corners Nesties, and the modern label punch. Here is a picture of the inside...I've used a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Magnolia Down Under: Thank You
Charisma Cardz: Thank You
Roses on Paper: Layers
Quixotic Challenges: Joy of Spring
Incy Wincy Challenges: Folds

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today, hope you have a great day! Enjoy the weekend!

Happy Stamping,


cheryl said...

wow hun these are really stunning cards,I adore both these images as I am a graet fan of both your detail and coluring is just perfection hugs cheryl xxx
Thanks so much for joining us at incy too,xxxxxxxxxx

Rach said...

Two beautiful cards Denise. xxx

Sheila said...

Wow Denise this is fabulous hun, don't ya just love them Joy fold cards I know I do :-), glad I could inspire you sweetie as you girls on the team inspire me every week.
Sheila xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful cards Denise, love your color choices and the pretty papers, it's always nice to visit your blog!!


Julie M said...

Wow, these are so perfect, Denise. I love your attention to detail, perfect stitching and lovely colouring. Great sparkly bits on the mermaid too!

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Lisa Andrews said...

So cute!! Love the card technique! Your image looks lovely and love your embellishments.

Lisa A

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Denise, both of your cards are delightful. I love your maggie card - your coloring is awesome and the joy fold card is gorgeous! Well done...

Lisa Foster said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!

Unknown said...

Beautiful new cards, Denise. Love them both. I will definitely have to try out that great joy's great! Pat Frank (VA)

Julie said...

Wow! Such pretty cards!!!

Peggie said...

Your Maggie card is so cute.

Tam said...

Hi Denise,

Gorgeous creation.

Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.

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Bengelmama said...

Wowwwww Your card is beautifil. Gorgeous coloring.


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful cards, Denise!!! Yummy papers and coloring! Gorgeous work!!

Marianne-db said...

Beautiful cards! love the images and the papers :-) Thanks for joining SSC this week!

Erin... said...

so pretty, shes gorgeous!!! great colors and stitching, you've colored her beautifully! fun jm card too love the fold!

Jean said...

Great, just great.. everytime I open new cards there is something new to see. never have seen the tri fold card up close.. great one. You did a great job..
Hugs, Jean

Jean said...

Simply beautiful cards. Love your papers and your coloring... keep your cards coming..
Hugs, Jean

Paula said...

Both cards are the delicate play in color and paper on the first one...and Tilda is adorable and I love the fold on the 2nd! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Sue said...

Hi Denise
wow two stunning cards, awesome colouring, beautiful papers & layout. Can't wait for the digi stamp to come out, sue,x

Deb said...

My goodness, what beautiful cards!! I can hardly wait to try out the Joy Fold with a couple of new Tildas I've bought recently.

Thanks for the inspiration!


Barb F said...

pretty pretty card! I love that fold, will have to give it a try also! Hugs, Barb F

michele hileman said...

What great cards. you are very talented.. Thank you for sharing

Karen W said...

Denise - Love both of your cards!

stephanne said...

They are both spectacular projects, the sweet pea image is coloured wonderfully!! Your joy fold Tilda card is precious!!! The colours, the shapes, the sewing, I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MDUC this week!!
Gorgeous work, as always ;)

Jodie from Oz said...

Denise, both cards are gorgeous, your thank you card is in particular is very beautiful and Tilda is adorable. A great take on the challenge. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Have a great day. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Phyllis said...

What totally awesome cards. Beautiful colors and love the layout. Will have to try one of those joy folds.


cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous cards Denise. Love your fabulous stitching work and the delightful color pick on these cards :o)

Heather "Hev" said...

Stunning work Denise Lynn :)

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Leanne said...

Wow these are absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Leanne xx

Allison said...

they are both so pretty
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Anonymous said...

These are both beautiful cards--I love the lavender Tilda card, with the inside as perfect as the outside! Your coloring and stitching are divine! Thank you for sharing how you made the joy fold, you've inspired me. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under!

Carolyn said...

Fabulous cards. Love both of them. Thanks for joining in at SST.
Hugs xx

Michele Roos said...

WOW Denise two beautiful cards. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

Christine Riley said...

Wow! Both cards are absolutely stunning. I am in love with the Sweet Pea images so I'm especially in love with your first card, but your Tilda card is stunning as well. Great job!
Hugs, Christine

Candy said...

Beautiful Cards!!
Love your attention to detail.
Hugs, Candy

Risa said...

Both of your cards are beautiful Denise! Your images are lovely and your coloring and detailing are stunning!

Gina K said...

Awesome cards. I love the colors you chose for them and the papers are fabulous. Great coloring, too! Gina L

Tine said...

Hi Denise, lovely card and thanks for the full explanation as to how to create a Joy fold card.
Tine :)

Kim Dellow said...

Wow! Stunning makes. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim