Thursday, December 31, 2020

Bohemian Stitched Panel - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember

Good morning! Welcome to the very last day of DIEcember - a month that Simon Says Stamp celebrates all things die cutting! There was also a Fun Release for the occasion - I shared a sneak peek of the beginnings of this card earlier in the month for the release blog hop - and just in time to finish out the month, I finally finished this card yesterday and just had to share!

I used the fun new Detail Bohemian Cover plate for this card. I started off by die cutting it from white cardstock. Then looking at the design and thinking of the name, I grabbed some fun earthy tones of distress ink (including two of the newest colors) to blend over the top to help the details of the pattern pop a little more. I also added some splatters of the same ink colors, perfect pearls, and water. It still didn't seem to have the texture I was looking for, and that's when I broke out the needle and thread...and fully underestimated how much time that would take!

While it did take a while - I absolutely LOVE the finished effect! That texture is so lovely! And while it was slow going, it really was pretty fun to do whenever I had a few spare moments. I just used a double layer of basic white thread for this - embroidery floss may have been easier, but I didn't have any on hand, so I just worked with what I had.

Once it was all done, I trimmed the panel down and mounted with foam on a white cardbase, then I added a simple sentiment from some CZ Design pre-printed reverse sentiments, and a few sparkly white jewels to enhance the design.

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  1. DEINE KARTE schaut sooooo positiv bunt aus,,,herrlich

    wünsche noch einen schönen TAG
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  2. This is really gorgeous. I followed what you did, but with a floral (simpler) die cut. It still took an inordinate amount of time. Maybe an embossed resist? but you're right- the stitching makes it pop and is much more dramatic. Great card!