Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cute Crooked Sketch!

Ever make a card and think to yourself "THIS. This is why I love making cards!" That was me with this card - I really love how it turned out. I used the second Crooked Stamper sketch (again) and since this is such a cute image I'm entering over at little red wagon as well.


Supplies: image from Tiddly Inks; sentiment from Pink Cat Studio; 1.5" circle punch; Spectrum Noir markers; Mowed Lawn, Broken China, and Mustard Seed distress inks; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies

Making the sentiment into the sun wasn't planned but that's what made me fall in love with this card. I sponged each panel with the appropriate colour of ink to suggest the scene, and used my design ruler to pierce the sun's rays & guidelines for adding cross stitching (which would appear to be my latest crafty addiction). At this rate I may use the embroidery thread from my cross-stitching days (20 years ago) by the time I'm 50!


xoxo,
Jessi

12 comments:

walchowDesign said...

This is absolutely adorable, Jessi! All the sponging on the sides with the details of the cross-stitches makes this card unique and not to mention the sun!

Leslie Hanna said...

That sun is truly inspired - I can see why you love it! :) And the way you colored the edges and used the same color thread is so fun! Thanks for playing my sketch challenge again!

Lindsey said...

Such a sweet card! Might just have to steal the sun idea, but it won't be stitched rays for me. :D Great colouring and sponging, too.

lostinpaper said...

I can see why you love this so much, it's absolutely wonderful Jessi, right down to that perfect stitching! this card is definitely for someone real special!

Carol L said...

WOW Jessi, this is just precious and so beautiful! If I send my cards to you, would you stitch them for me in your spare time and send them back? ROFL!! I LOVE all the great cross stitching you do on your cards - it looks amazing!!

JanR said...

Aw, cute! The stitching is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Chris D. said...

THIS. This is an incredibly adorable card! LOVE the stitching and inking and sentiment sun and that cute image!

Becca Cruger said...

EEEEeeee! This is sooooooo beyond cute! It's cuteness overload!! And WOW - every time I see your stitchwork it makes me jealous that I will never be able to do that. Straight lines and I don't get along, so when you insert sharp objects and straight lines, it's a recipe for disaster. I love how the stitchwork isn't all one straight line - it's a super cool effect.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh how stinkin cute she is!! :) Love the stitching details here!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

All that yummy thread on this card! So fun! That greeting has the song from the musical Chicago stuck in my head now.

Dana said...

Wow! I'm stunned!! The stitching is awesome, just perfectly placed and oh so cool!! I keep meaning to try stitching something, now i'm really going to have to give it a try! Fab card!!

Greta said...

I better jump on that wagon as I have enough floss from my cross-stitching days to last until I'm 100 (since I'm already way over 50--LOL!) This is one fabulous card, Jessi!