Friday, March 25, 2011

PTI March Blog Hop

Hello everyone! It's time for the monthly Blog Hop over at Capture the Moment.


"For the March Blog Hop we are challenging you to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on your project. We look forward to seeing your creations!"

Here is my creation.


I used black DMC thread to stitch around the die cut and for the center of the flower. Yellow thread was used to produce the little flower stitches in the corners.

The flower background is stamped in yellow chalk ink from Studio G. Ribbon dots are colored in using a Copic Marker. The yellow cardstock is from American Crafts, and I did distress the edges of the flower a bit using Ranger Distress ink in scattered straw.

All dies used are from PTI. Stamps are from the sets: Green Thumb and Faux Ribbon.

So, what do you think? Did I use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way? Thanks for stopping by!

24 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the border!

Patti J said...

Very pretty, Laurie! The yellow is so sunny and bright - great choice of colors, as we are all eager for spring! Thanks for sharing!!! (Blog candy at 'my place' - be sure to check it out!!!)

Marge said...

You did -- with a very sweet, creative outcome -- LOVE it!!!

Diane said...

Wow...lots of work with all that stitching...love it...sets off your card so nicely...pretty flower, too!

Amy said...

Love your stitching around the frame! Great idea! Yes, you nailed the challenge!

Rhonda said...

I like the floss around the die!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Laurie, I love the stitching, so dramatic. Great new profile picture, that Noah's a cutie.

Michelle said...

Cute card! Great job with the embroidery around the frame. Love the background.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love the way you added stitching to the border, looks so pretty!

Inkyfingers said...

You certainly were creative and inventive! I love the blanket stitch and your use of the 2 different mats.

Traveling Mama said...

This is so sweet! I love your label!

Mary Duffek said...

So very pretty!

Monica K. said...

So cute! Love the stitching around the frame!

I'm Renee said...

Very pretty.
Love your colors!

Danni said...

Fabulous colors on this awesome card!

Jen Carter said...

This is super cute! I love the frame and how you stitched the border! The little flowers you stitched are the perfect accent too! Super cute!

Kay said...

I love the stitching around your frame- beautiful use of the floss!

beckynoelle said...

very pretty stitching!

Chelsea said...

I love all of the details in this. Nice card!

Peggysuez said...

Very pretty, like the yellow!

Babies- Beth said...

The blanket stitch works so well on the layer, great job!

Babies- Beth said...

i love your blanket stitch, well done! It works so well on the layer~

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty card. Like the outline around the sentiment with your stitching.

nancy jane said...

Nice job edging the frame with the blanket stitch. B&W with a pop of color always looks so fresh; great use of it on your card.