Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wild Thing, Take Two

Remember how I damaged one of the stamps in my new Verve Visual set, Wild Thing? If not, you can read my tale of woe here (if you want). Well, the replacement stamp for the damaged sentiment arrived, so I wanted to pull my set out again now that it was complete. I figured that the sketch challenge that Julee posted on her blog was a great way to use it.

My biggest challenge (okay, one of them) with this sketch was deciding on papers to use. I shuffled a lot of different papers around, but was having a hard time finding the right mix. I finally turned to my retired Loves Me paper for the solution. The way that the colors and images coodinate is one of the things I love about Stampin' Up!'s patterned papers. Once I had the papers decided on, this card came together really quickly.

I cut the paper into strips and secured it to the cardfront with some adhesive. Then I began to sew the strips. This was my other challenge! Making straight lines is not something I've ever been good at, so my stitching is a little erratic. I definitely need more practice. Let me put it this way--I will not be sewing on anything that I might need to wear . . .

I stamped the (replacement) sentiment on a white panel, then added a row of hearts to the bottom of the panel. I layered the panel on cardstock scraps that matched the patterned paper. The heart embellishment is also made from images in the Wild Thing set. I stamped the brown heart, then the pink heart outside it. The pink heart is stamped in craft ink, then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Stitching aside, I really like how this turned out. It's not too girly, but still has a Valentine look to it.

Materials Used:
Wild Thing stamp set (Verve Visual); Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose Classic inks, Regal Rose Craft ink, Taken with Teal, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White cardstock, Loves Me designer paper, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); sewing machine


  1. This is so beautiful! I really like the mix of all the different patterns and I absolutely love the color scheme.

  2. Beautiful card. I love the colors! Fabulous job!

  3. Awesome card Lori! I'm wishing I had some of that DP left! You are so right about the SU! papers matching so well. Always a great paper to fall back on ;)
    hahaha...I can't sew either...ONLY on cards and even then it's to certainly not straight! So you aren't alone!

    Have a fab Sunday!

  4. Adorable card Lori! Those papers are my all time favorite!

  5. Super cute card! I wish I had bought that it!!! ;)

  6. Just beautiful. Love the stitching. Thanks for playing! :)


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