Thursday, May 10, 2018

And now for a little subversive cross stitching...

Hello crafty friends!
I broke out my neglected embroidery floss to
work on an idea for a card I had rolling around in my head.
I've been working on this card for a couple days,
and I'm finally finished with it.
Check it out:


and the inside:
 
I used some ancient floss for this project. I think I've had this floss for at least 20 years,
from back when I was doing a lot of cross stitching projects.
I have a booklet of different cross stitch alphabets and I picked 
this one to use, mostly because it fit. LOL!
I used the stitched circle die along with the embroidery hoop die. The embroidery 
hoop was cut 4 times, stacked, and glued.
The patterned papers I used are from the same collection. (2012)
I cut flowers and leaves from the flower dies set (2015) and added them to the hoop.
My sentiment is stamped on the inside using the Happy Birthday set (2014).

I gotta say, this is probably one of my favorite cards to date. I'm sure
happy that my family shares the same sarcastic sense of humor I have because
some lucky member will get this in the future. LOL!

That's all I have for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!






I'd like to enter this at:






Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Happy Birthday (2014)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing (2012)
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt; scraps
Accessories: GC; Paper Smooches dies - embroidery hoop, stitched circle, flowers (2015); DMC floss; needle; STAMPlorations - Art Edges die; MISTI; Goodnatured Girls - Alphabet Order cross stitch pattern booklet
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - multi medium matte

11 comments:

  1. Eek! Love it - maybe just a LITTLE subversive, lol. Super cute colors for it though - great use of our sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  2. I'm sure that it's perfect for someone with that sense of humour. Great use of multi-crafting stuff too! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  3. This is a perfect choice of images for this layout, and I absolutely adore your cross-stitching! I *need* this. :) Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

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  4. As a cross-stitch-er myself, I have to say that I absolutely adore this!

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  5. Cute and really quite hilarious!! LOL So creative! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  6. Ohh!! Chris, this is so gorgeous, a sweet, little cross stitch masterpiece, a labor of love beauty.
    Some years ago I was all into cross stitching and I can say it takes patience and more patience to count the little squares on the fabric.
    I love what you embroidered onto this panel, made me laugh!! I bet the recipient of this birthday card will have a blast as soon as they open the envelope.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back and play again next time.
    Hugs.

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  7. What a fun card! I love it.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  8. tee hee hee. LOVE this! Jumped right out of the gallery at me. Maybe cuz I am...

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  9. LOL! I love this fun card! I used to cross stitch and always enjoyed it! Your card took lots of work and i know it will be appreciated! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

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  10. How fun is this? Just makes me smile! I used to cross stitch all the time. A relaxing hobby to do in front of the TV. Love your card, and the recipient is sure to love it too! Thanks for playing along at Sunday Stamps!

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  11. Haha, so funny! I'm glad to know my family is not the only one that appreciates humor like this. You are lucky to have family like that! This card is one of my favorites I think I've ever seen! BRAVO! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

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