Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mad Props with Top Tip Tuesday!

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Bourbon Pecan (yes, it is THAT good!)

Today is a midway post over at Top Tip Tuesday. we are sponsored by the most fab Krista of Saturated Canary. Our challenge is to use faux stitching of some kind on your projects.

I chose the fun 'Starla' for my card. I love her quirky attitude and that great 'stache she is carrying! Papers are Basic Grey 'Clippings.' I love this new set of embossing folders from Tim Holtz that I came across on the JoAnn's website. all of you know that I can't sew worth beans, so the funky, shabby stitching of these is right up my alley! I took several scrap pieces  and adhered them to a piece of plain white cs. I then ran this through my embossing folder. I then lightly sanded the tops to give a more distressed look.

Linen thread is SU!, faux stitching was done with a black spica glitter pen, sentiments come from my SMASH date stamp (gosh, I love that thing!), and just a little button from my stash. oh yes, can't forget the little touches of washi tape and flowers! :) I also used both my clear spica glitter pen and a gold glitter pen to accent the stars on her face as well as the gold highlights I added to her hair.

Tip - a fun, new way to add faux stitching is with some of the great embossing folders on the market now. you can even lightly sand the tops once you emboss for a great distressed look! Check both Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz to name just a few.....

A Gem of a Challenge - distress
My Time to Craft - stitching
Delightful Challenges - color my world
Saturated Canary - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - projects with character
Lollipop Ladies - moustache (on a prop stick)
Nutcrafters - anything goes
WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti
TTCRD - anything goes
Bearly Mine - digi days


Anonymous said...

This is so adorable Jennifer! Love your idea with the faux stitching and the colors look brilliant too! HUGS :)

Loopylou. said...

oh this is just gorgeous hunny, I love the layering and your stitching
thank you so much for playing along with us over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

Penny said...

Your card is just beautiful, Jen! Love the sweet image, coloring, design, die cut & fab embellies! And I really love the way you did the faux stitching with the embossing folders! Great idea! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you are having a good day!

Stef H said...

omgoodness! i thought that was actual stitching! it looks sooooooo fabulous! LOVE the card.

you, my dear, are awesome. your comment made me smile!

big, big hugs :)

Judy said...

What an adorable card. She looks so country. Love the colors, and design.


Joan B said...

awesome!! that's faux stitching?/ wow, i didn't know that those folders existed! and I loved your may arts submission particularly the bottle. I'm sad that the lack of comments has you so sad. Did you like it? I bet you did and that is enough. (I couldn't figure out how to comment on the may arts blog). You are so much more than the number of comments!!! Hugs!

Unknown said...

This is a really fun card.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer said...

This is fantastic! I love her quirkiness to and the wonderful embossed faux stitching! Great washi tap detail under her feet!

Anonymous said...

So cute & thanks for the tip on where to find the stitching embossing folders. Hugs~Patti

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab layout & faux stitching!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely image-what a great card!.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer! Love the faux stitching, papers are great!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous creation - thanks so much for taking part in the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Jess xxx

Heather said...

What a fun card! Love all the bright papers and that adorable image. A very subtle way to enter our mustache challenge, but it works perfectly. Thanks for playing with The Lollipop Ladies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing out where the moustache is - I was so busy looking at the stitching I missed it the first time. Thanks for joining us at the Lollipop Ladies.

Susan Hogan said...

What a great take on the challenge! I love the fact that she is a real Lollipop Lady. Thanks for sharing at Lollipop Ladies challenge this week.

Julene Matthews said...

Looks fabulous.Thanks for entering at Lollipop Ladies.

Helen said...

Great card and I love that embossed stitching.

Thanks for joining us at Pink Gem.

Helen x

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Thanks for joining us at MTTC!

Clare Brown said...

great card , thanks for joing us at Sarah Hurley challenges this month.