Monday, March 3, 2014

So, Faux Sew

There is a fun sketch over at Sunday Stamps that I have been playing with today. Here is the card I made.


I used some paper from the clearance rack at SU. I rounded the edges, then antiqued them, and added some faux sewing. I greatly admire the people who actually sew on their cards. I think it looks so beautiful! It isn't in my skill set though, so I just draw mine on.

I really enjoyed the sketch (great job, Marie!), so I made up another card using it. Merry Monday has a challenge with buttons and stitches. I realized I haven't made a Christmas card in awhile so I came up with this:


Used that faux stitching again! I'm also entering this at:
Completely Christmas - anything goes
Christmas Fun - anything goes
Festive Friday - they have a yummy looking cookie I pulled the colors from

Since I was making Christmas cards, I decided to do one more. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown has a sketch challenge. I wanted to do something different, and Moxie Fab World is having a hexagon challenge, so I got out my hexagon die cuts from SU and MFT and came up with this:


I'm also enteing this at ABC Christmas, whose challenge is die cuts, and Craftyhazelnuts Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!




31 comments:

  1. Awesome card, Brenda! Just love the DSP you used and the embossed buttons! Great job on the stitching too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  2. I love seeing people use the same sketch twice - it shows so much versatility! Great use of the colours from our inspiration photo - thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  3. Thank you so much for entering our first 'anything goes' challenge on Completely Christmas with your lovely cards - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter these into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see them there too. x

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  4. Three GORGEOUS creations! LOVE you card made with our sketch--the hexagons was a clever idea!!! And so beautifully made, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

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  5. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon x

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  6. Wow, look at you Brenda! I can't tell that your stitching isn't real! Each of these is perfect! Thank you for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. WOW! Brenda, all of these cards are perfect. Love the stitching you added, looks so real! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Brenda, your cards are wonderful! The paper, buttons, stitching are perfect together! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Very Eye Catching Designs... thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun,over at Completely Christmas, we would love your company in next week’s challenge as well…..
    Hugs
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas
    Xx

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  10. Lovely cards Brenda. Love the colours & buttons on the Christmas card. Thanks for joining us over at Christmas Fun, hope to see you again. Bev (DT member) xx

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  11. your cards are beautiful ...thanks for sharing them....and giving me some ideas on this faux stitch thing ..never done it but going to give it a try.

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  12. Such a fabulous selection of cards Brenda, I love colours and papers you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  13. Love the Christmas cards - always great to get a head start!!

    Deanne :)

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  14. Well I just can't decide which card I like the best! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

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  15. Oh goodness all of your cards are just beautiful! I love the two you did with the sketch! Great use of patterned paper! So happy you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

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  16. You did a really nice job on all three cards. The third one is what brought me here, and I like that you've used the hexagons in place of the circular elements in the sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with us at 52{C}CT.

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  17. Oh wow! Love all of these cards! Gotta say, my favorite one is the second. You even have an embossed button border on it! Awesome!

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  18. très jolie carte, inventive et originale, merci de jouer avec nous a 52CCT, a bientôt, biz

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  19. Oh you've been busy! I like all the cards, and particularly the hexagon take on the sketch - nicely done! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  20. So glad you liked our sketch so much!! All your cards are lovely and I think you did a great job with all that faux stitching. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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  21. Hi Brenda - I was so hoping that I would see someone use hexagons with this sketch and suddenly here is your fabulous card in our gallery! Love it! All of the cards you made in this post are really terrific. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT. Hugs D

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  22. I'm so glad that you liked my sketch enough to make 2 cards from it! They are both lovely! I like how you distressed the striped edges and rounded the bottoms of them too. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this fortnight--please play along with us again soon!
    :) Marie

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  23. All of these are fantastic, Brenda! I love how you've adjusted the Sunday Stamp sketch to have rounded edges on your first card. So glad you played along with us at Sunday Stamps.

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  24. Such an unusual Christmas card. Perfect interpretation of the sketch challenge.

    Thank you for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    hugs
    Gill x

    52CCT Design Team

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  25. Great cards, one and all. I like using the different strips of patterned paper like you did for the first two cards. It is great look and a great way to use up some extra bits of paper. I like the embossed button background you snuck into your Merry Monday card. Nice touch!

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  26. All beautiful cards Brenda! Like the faux stitching on your cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

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  27. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week. I like the DSP you used and the Faux Stitching.

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  28. Thank you for entering the challenge over at Christmas Fun - Tanya (DT Member)

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  29. I love all of your cards, Brenda, and great job with the faux stitching--it looks so real! Thanks for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

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  30. Fun cards, Brenda!

    Also, thanks for linking up to the MFW Happy for Hexagons challenge!

    Teri

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  31. Love both the Christmas ones - the colours you've used work really well.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Fun.

    Helen N x

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