Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Showers


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Before I start my post for today I would like to welcome my newest followers, Dido from Inkyfingers blog alllll the way down in Tasmania - Australia!!( Isn't it amazing how small the world is today) And Kristie from KreativeKristie blog. It is so great to have you! I hope you will find inspiration and a few smiles while you are here.


We are enjoying some April showers today!  We are excited especially because it is helping to melt some of the snow!! Spring is in the air : )   I created this card for a good friend of ours with an April birthday.  We do not have very many friends or family with birthday's in April but I still could not resist this $5.00! stamp set from PTI. I hope to collect every set in this great monthly birthday series.

 Today's card is my take on this weeks "Freshly made Sketches Challenge"  

I have wanted to use my new "Strip Stitch" die from PTI.  Asha, I don't know HOW you do all that stitching on your cards!!! It does take some work LOL.  I stitched all around my die cut and then sewed the "button Stacks" flowers on top. The flowers are faux buttons from PTI.  I wanted to use tissue paper with several layers but I didn't have any tissue paper so I used some coffee filters! It was an even better result than flimsy tissue paper.  I inked every other layer with blue ink and highlighted the centers with a pearl : )

Please consider joining the wonderfully talented group of crafters at Freshly Made Sketches

Thank you for your comment and for cheering me along in my 100 cards in 100 days challenge! SEVEN completed and 93 to go : )

Have a wonderful day!

Patti

Supplies:
Solid cs - SU 
Patterned cs from Imaginisce "Baby Powder*Bubble Bath
Strip Stitch Die - PTI
Flowers - Button Stacks from PTI
Sentiment - Birthday Classics: April Stamp Set PTI

12 comments:

Kelly said...

the stitching is fabulous. I rarely do it b/c it IS a lot of work..

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! I'm so glad you explained how you made the flowers - I will need to try this with a coffee filter too. I love your stitching and the die you used. WTG on completing 7 cards already!

Helen F. said...

Ooohhh how pretty these blues are together. Your stitching is perfect!
Happy card making ;-)

Diana K said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the design and how much interest the strip stitch die adds to it. I'm also enjoying the monthly Birthday Classics series.

diana fernandez said...

Lovely card today! I love the colors and the stitching!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card! Love the stitching and the use of that stamp. :) Thank you for the warm welcome.

Theresa Krout said...

Patti you are wonderful! I love how unique all your cards are. I was wondering if we could do some of those flowers together sometime?!

Rose said...

so pretty!!! love the strip stitch die.........another one for my PTI wishlist :)

Carole Z said...

This is so pretty Patti, the design is beautiful and I love your stitches and lovely sentiment, hugs Carole Z X

Asha said...

What a LOVELY card, Patti! Great colour combo and .... I spy some stitching detail! You definitely MUST collect all 12 monthly wishes. Go girl!
hugs, Asha

Dianne Ayers said...

Love your colour choice for this card, also nice to see some of the new pti products, it takes so long and costs so much for those lovely items to arrive!

Beth F. said...

This is so pretty! That sentiment is so wonderful. Another great card!