Monday, August 24, 2009

Embroidered Leaves - Gina K Preview Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs previews. Today, I am showing you a card I designed using Melanie's new set called Year of Leaves.
This set is filled with beautiful leaves and sentiments that will inspire your cardmaking throughout the year.
Because it is almost September, I went with a more Autumn-y card: I stamped four of the leaves from the set on some shimmer vellum (masking as I went along) and then used embroidery floss to stitch around each leaf, just following the stamped image. Because I stamped on vellum (can see through it), it was easy to follow the stamped lines.

I really wasn't sure how this was going to turn out---or how much time it would take...but I was pleasantly surprised (right Mel?). It really came together quickly and I love the homey end result.

I finished the card by adhering the vellum piece over some Ivory pure luxury cardstock. I matted that on some Chocolate Kiss cardstock and then attached the panel to the new Pumpkin Spice cardstock (which will be released this week too!). The ribbon and twine are both from the Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit.

Materials used: Stamps-Year of Leaves (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; vellum; cardstock-Pure Luxury Ivory, Chocolate Kiss, Pumpkin spice (Gina K Designs); ribbon and fibers (Gina K Designs); Embroidery floss; needle.

For more inspiration with the stamps previewed today, visit Gina's blog as well as Melanie Muenchinger, the illustrator of Year of Leaves and Asela Hopkins, the illustrator of Fruitful Harvest.
For even more projects with tonight's two stamp sets, these Senior Design Team Members are participating in previews today: Carolyn, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, and Theresa as well as our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members: Denise Kelemen and Geri Utterback

Our Release Party will be held once again over on SCS starting at 7pm CST on Thursday, August 27th. There will be contests, challenges, lots of chatter as well as a ton more samples shared by the Senior Design team members and our CenterStage Spotlight team too! You won't want to miss it!


Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Donna said...

what a beautiful card! I love the stitching--so great with the leaves!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Love all that stitching. What a great idea.

joy said...

The stitching is such a great touch with the new pumpkin spice! Great job.

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful! I love the stitching!

Tina Gilliland said...

Holy Moly... GREAT job on stitching those leaves!! Talk about being brave/talented!!! LOL For me it would be a HUGE risk!! What a stunning card, Cammie!!

Denise said...

Beautiful stitched leaves, Cammie! What a fab idea!

Giovana said...

Love your stitching idea!! Lovely card.
God bless
Giovana

emilymomto3boys said...

What a cool idea, Cammie!

Brenda said...

Beautiful, what a great idea!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! Cammie, this is just stunning my friend!! So country and Fall!! ;)

asela Hopkins said...

What a great idea! Love it

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a clever idea - Cammie...love the idea of stitching these great colors on these leaves. Beautiful.

JazzyH said...

That is beautiful and I love the stitching.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are so clever! Love the embroidered leaves!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a beautiful card, Cammie! I love the embroidered leaves! Very creative!

Kurtis said...

What a cool idea Cammie!

Sherry said...

Aren't those leaves pretty~! I Love that you stitched them, it adds such wonderful dimension to the card!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome job! That must have taken alot of patience! It looks beautiful!

Elaine said...

Great card! What a fun way to make the images pop! I'll have to put this technique in my things to try file.

Melanie said...

stitched with love, yes it was!!! it was an honor to watch you work!! (i bow!!)

Rita said...

I luv it & the twine added the perfect touch! Great job!

Starla said...

I have to say that I would have NEVER thought to stitch around the image (that would require thinking of sewing without shuddering!! hehe)....glad you did it tho....it's WONDERFUL

Lori said...

I love the hand embroidery, Cammie!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WHOA Baby!!!!! How amazing is this!!!! That embroidery is fabulous!!! Now another technique I have to attempt! LOL How about a tutorial for some of us inadequate sewers and not so great maskers??? LOL

Allison said...

How smart is this! I was just playing with floss on a layout (even though it keeps getting tangled, I like the effect!). Beautiful job!

Donna said...

I love the stitching. You are so talented. I think it's so fun to combine different ways of making cards. The stitching makes it very unique!

Sharon Harnist said...

What beautiful embroidered leaves, Cammie -- great idea!

Anonymous said...

This is so unique and the card is beautiful.

Thanks.

Linda D.

Jessica said...

Cammie - you are so awesome stitching your leaves!! What a great idea!

Jessica said...

Cammie - you are so awesome stitching your leaves!! What a great idea!

Elena said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Cammie! Really like your idea with stitching!

Shannon said...

What a great idea with these leaves. TFS!!

Connie said...

Oh wow! Love your stitching, Cammie! Those leaves are so beautiful!!

Anita C said...

Love the stitching on this card, and it really stands out on top of the vellum!!