PWC138 — A Fairy Nice Day

Good Morning!  I’m here with the last Paper Pretties challenge for January!  Can you believe January is almost over?  Anyway, this week’s challenge was definitely a challenge for me.  The challenge is to incorporate sewing/stitching on your card — either real or faux.  Real sewing is definitely out — I can’t sew a straight line and when I attempted it on a card, my machine threw a fit.  So, I attempted faux stitching.

See that little dot dash pattern around the edge?  That is my attempt at stitching LOL!  At least I used top-stitched ribbon! Anyway, I picked the adorable Garden Fairy Katie  and the equally adorable Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious papers.  I really love how the colors came together on this.  The colors in the Pixie-licious worked perfectly with Plum Pudding and Ocean Tides from PaperTrey Ink. Before removing the Nestie, I added in my “stitching”.

Here is a close up of the image — I added in a lot of sparkle with Stickles and a Viva Decor Glitter Pen.

Now for the inside, I attempted to add in some more “stitching.”   I have the In Stitch’z set of flourishes templates from Bazzill, which allows you to make some fun swirls and patterns. It had sat unused for about 6 months.  I intended to stitch it with embroidery floss, but decided to wimp out and just “stitch” it with a pen.

I thought the swirl went well with the design on Katie’s wings.    My main issue with actually stitching was the fact I had to tape down each loop on the backside.  Floss definitely would look better than pen. LOL!  At least I gave it a shot!

Challenge Submissions

A Fairy Nice Day
Stamps: Paper Pretties Garden Fairy Katie
Paper: Ocean Tides, Plum Pudding, Select White, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: top stitch ribbon, Eucalyptus Stickles, Viva Decor Glitter Liner Holo Iridescent, In Stitch’z flourishes template, Nesties

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


5 thoughts on “PWC138 — A Fairy Nice Day

  1. Heh, girl I felt the same way! I have a Janome Sew Mini I love to use, but I so stink that sewing that typically I get frustrated and end up muttering unladylike words under my breath. 🙂 I love the faux sewing on the inside! Great touch!


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