Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gettin Stitchy!

Hello--happy day! I have been meaning to ink this cutie up again and make a Valentine with her. This is one of the Pure Innocence Line of stamps from My Favorite Things called My Balloon.

In the original stamp, the little girl is holding a balloon. For this card, I simply used my ink pad to ink the girl and the balloon string (not the balloon):
I wanted to make a BIG ole heart balloon for her to hold. So I took a Marvy heart punch and placed it where I wanted on the card.



Then I took a paper piercing tool and pierced around the heart shape. I then stitched through the holes with red thread.
<---Here is another view of the heart balloon. I love the look of the stitching because it adds so much texture. I paper pieced the girl's dress and colored her with Copic markers. I finished off the card by adding the strip of designer paper along the side, adding a few buttons and stamping the sentiment (Stampabilities). Materials used: Stamps- Pure Innocence: My Balloon (My Favorite Things), sentiment (Stampabilities); Memento tuxedo black ink; black and red SU! markers; buttons (Gina K Designs); Marvy Uchida heart punch, paper piercing tool; red thread; designer paper-Farm Fresh (8 by 8 paper pad) October Afternoon; Red Dots (Recollections, by Michael's).

I have another card using a stitched heart to share tomorrow. (Not QUITE done yet!) See you then!

Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

Wendalyn said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and very original I just love it..

asela said...

That's is freakin awesome! Love the buttons and the stitching.

Diane said...

Love this....what a fantastic idea...might just give it a try!!

Maria Levine said...

This is so nice! Love those new MFT images and your stitching is awesome. Stitching seems to be popular this week. I've been seeing it alot and we also have it for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.

Melinda said...

Adorable and what a great stitching idea!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love the idea of the heart balloon! Brilliant!

Lynette said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love your stitching.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous Cammie! Love it! Its so original and creative!

Allison said...

So cute! Love the stitched heart - definitely shows how to get more out of a stamp!

Gabriela said...

Cammie you stitched heart is impeccably stitched! I also adore the vintage plaid on the dress. Fabulous card!

Donna said...

This is adorable! Love this idea. I'm always amazed of what you think of. Great job!

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness Cammie! I love this with the stitched heart! What a fantastic idea!! xx

Erin Smetak said...

Just too awesome! What a great idea!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Clean, Simple and very cute:)Love the buttons :)

Kerry J. said...

Wow - love this Cammie!! Your stitched heart balloon is fabulous!!

Kim said...

OMWord that is PRECIOUS!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...what a great card...manages to still look CAS but with lots of fun details!

Jingle said...

Well, now, THAT is just fabulous. I love it!

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

this is soooo adorable! i am LOVING that stitched balloon :D

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! How precious is that!! I love all of that stitching you've done Cammie!! So darling!! HUGS

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness!! How cute, precious and clever is this Cam!! LOVE the stitched heart!! Totally charming!!

Ila said...

Oh My...I love this!!..the image is Adorable..and the stitched heart looks Fabulous!!

Starla said...

OMG!! This is sooo cute!! It ALMOST makes me want to try and sew on my cards!!

Jana Weaver said...

amazing!! Love your stitched heart!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure genius.....she is just so sweet...I love this new collection

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Just perfect and adorable Cammie! Nicely done! :) She is precious and that heart is yummy!! Makes me smile!

6 wacky women said...

Oh Cammie, what a beautiful card. The image is adorable, fab stitching too.

Karen x

Joanne B. said...

Goodess is this EVER cute!

Deebi27 said...

Love the stitchy balloon! Great idea!

Debby said...

wow fantastic!

Rose Ann said...

So adorable...and your stitched balloon is perfection!!

Tina Gilliland said...

This is simple fantastic girlfriend!!!! I love those little PI stamps.

Wendy said...

Now that is a great idea...I thought of covering the balloon but you brought it up a notch! Excellent card!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Aw Carolyn, this is just so sweet! I love the paper piecing on her and your simple, eye catching design for the card. What a great idea to give her a bigger heart balloon too. You really know how to make a card pop out at you!

Kimmiek said...

Adorable Cammie!!

Cath said...

Hey Carolyn! Thanks for entering the Fun with Floss Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

aoneofakinddesignbyrachel said...

How sweet! Love this!

Julia said...

Too darling for words!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...this is stinkin' a-dorable!!! congrats!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so so sweet! I love it! Congrats on your mention!!