Sunday, July 1, 2012

Aloha... another summertime card.

Aloha!  Here is another of the cards we made in last week's "Summertime" card workshop.  I just love the bright colors and beachy feel!

I got the idea for this card from one that I received in a card swap I participated in back in January.  The creator of the original card was a fellow consultant named Tracy Lunceford.  Unfortunately she doesn't have a blog, so I'll just have to give her credit here and say "Tracy, I just loved your card!".

Tracy's original design used the same papers, wooden shapes and sewing technique, but Tracy's card was a unique round'ish design cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  She also used a different alphabet font and had the word "Ahoy" embossed on her card - very cute!

I just loved the look of the hemp sewn onto her card so I had to give it a try as well.  I actually emailed Tracy to see if she had any tips for hand sewing with hemp and she suggested putting a little glue on the end of the hemp and kind of twisting it to a point.  I did that, let it dry and it worked like a charm.  Once again, "thanks Tracy!".

Here's a little close up of the sewing and the cool new Seaside Wooden shapes we used.  They're so lightweight, so that makes them nice to use on a card or a scrapbook layout.  They say you can stamp on them or ink them up, but for this card I just used them "au natural".  ;)

The supplies used on this card were:
Footloose Paper Pack (X7151B)
Smoothie cardstock (X5763)
Old World Alphabet (E1017)
Seaside Wooden Shapes (Z1693)
Hemp - Natural (Z280)

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for a look at card number 4.  :)

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Love the stitching!