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Friday, April 25, 2014

PTI April Blog Hop... stitched hello

Hello, hello!!  Wow... it is April 25th and that means time for the PTI monthly blog hop.  This month the challenge is to take inspiration from embroidery.  To be honest when I first started reading Nichole's write up I wasn't exactly sure where she was going with the challenge and thought we would have to put together projects with embroidery on it.  Thankfully as I read along further I saw she wanted us to be inspired by embroidery.  Because I'm not on Pinterest and kinda lazy I took my inspiration from one of the photos in the graphic that Nichole provided.

As I thought about what I would do I thought I would use the Fancy Folkart set, but as I started to work on my card (on Thursday afternoon) I decided to go with Rosie Posie because the flowers from that set more closely resembled the flowers in the photo.  I stayed with the bold colors, as well:  deep red, green and yellow.  I stamped the border image using the red, green and yellow.  I then used the "hello" from the Quick Stitch Sentiments die set and die cut the word.  I went through my extensive collection of embroidery floss and found a yellow that was a good match for the yellow ink and added the stitching.   Die cut and stamped the flowers and leaves and then layered everything up.  Finished by adding the word "friend" from the Wet Paint set.  Mounted the piece on a bright green cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stampin Up! Gumball Green; Stamps & Dies:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! & Memento; DMC yellow embroidery floss

37 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!! Perfectly executed!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful Rosemary.

~amy~ said...

Oh I love your stitching!

Kay said...

Beautiful- so fresh and vibrant- I really love this!

Leigh Penner said...

Lovely card! I love your hand-stitched sentiment!

Donna Dambrot said...

What a stunning card! I love the stitched hello and the hexagons look really cool in the background! Super card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

To actually stitch the hello is so creative, Rosemary! Your card is breath-taking!! Hugs, Darnell

artful-notions said...

Oh this is lovely! Your stitching is beautiful, and the colors are perfect!

Valerie Nolan said...

Another fabulous layout Rosie and the stitching is just perfect!
Val x

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card, and I love the stitched hello!

Martha said...

WOW, this is simply BEAUTIFUL, Rosemary! I love the stitched sentiment! (I almost got that set.) Well done!

Diana K said...

Seriously beautiful! Love this.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! This is really gorgeous, Rosemary! Your stitching adds so much beautiful texture to your card and the color combo is divine! LOVE this card!!!

Patti said...

You are anything but lazy!! This beautiful card is proof : )

Patti

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Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bright, intense colors!

Claire Boyd said...

Gorgeous card & such lovely colours. I just adore that stitched "hello."

Betty Wright said...

Love the rich colors on the white back. I just love this flower! The sentiment stitching is awesome. I have those dies....hmmm. I should use them.

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness !! This is such a beauty, love the bright flower and that design strip behind :) great !!

Marcia HIll said...

This is absolutely beautiful...just perfect! :0)

Lorraine said...

So pretty! Love the colors you used and the stitched hello.

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS flowers and your stitched hello is FANTASTIC!!

Danielle Flanders said...

Beautiful card design, and your stitching looks perfect!
Danielle

Susan said...

Love your card Rosemary! Your Rosie Posey is so pretty in the vibrant colors, and I love the stitched Hello!

Marybeth said...

I missed the part of getting inspiration from Pinterest and used the photo as well.
This is on heck of a stunning card Rosemary! Love your stitching too!

Lisa said...

WOW Rosemary those blooms are so rich and luscious! PRETTY card!!

craftmates said...

Stunning card. Love the colours!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE your Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card. I love the red Rosie Posies!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Rosi this is gorgeous. I love how you were inspired. I love the folk art feel.

Beth said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colours you've used and the stitched sentiment looks fab! :-)

Beth xx

Jonah Freeman said...

Just beautiful, Rosemary!!!

Anita in France said...

Oh my ... rich, luxurious and beautiful, Rosemary ... love the texture from the stitching! Anita :)

Kim S said...

Stunning, rich colors. I love how you have incorporated embroidery. And the hexagons are a gorgeous backdrop.

Rachel Izakowicz said...

This is stunning - love the whole thing - the stitching, the colors, the stamps you chose - gorgeous!

Greta said...

Wowzer! This is one of the best cards in the hop, my friend! I adore it!

Petti said...

Simply eye catching. Love this card!

Nat said...

awesome stitched sentiment, this is a beauty!!:)