The most recent Lawnscaping challenge is to use stitching on your project.  I do love the look of stitching on cards, but I was having a hard time figuring out which of my Lawn Fawn stamps to incorporate with it.

I finally decided to use stitching to show the path of a butterfly’s flight.  The butterfly is actually left over from a project I did several months ago, so it was nice putting it to use.  I had stamped it on a scrap piece of cardstock and used reinkers to watercolor it.  Today I cut it out and adhered it to the card.  (Before I glued it to the card, I stamped it on the background so I wouldn’t have to try to cut around the feet and antennae.)  I added a few die cut clouds and a sentiment.  I lightly drew in the butterfly flight trail, punched holes along it, erased my pencil marks, and then backstitched with embroidery floss.  I attached the panel to the card base with dimensional adhesive to accommodate the bulk added by the floss.



Once I figured out what I wanted to do, the card actually came together very easily!  Sometimes I just need to get jumper cables for my brain, I think.  LOL!

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Stamps: Flutter By, Happy Everything (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Daffodil Delight and Rose Red ink refills, dimensionals (SU); clouds dies (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); white embroidery floss (DMC)

CAS – Colours and Sketches presented a color challenge over the last week, and here’s the card I finally got around to making for it.  Once again, I’ve used the layout from Inkspirational challenge #12.  This time I added a mat behind the focal panel.

This card is going to Operation Write Home.  I like that the colors are neutral enough that this card could be sent to either a man or a woman.

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All supplies are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Branch Out, Three Little Words
Cardstock: Real Red; Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Soft Suede, River Rock, Real Red
Other: petite oval Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)

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