Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wool you be mine?



It's my turn on the Jane's Doodles blog today.

I had a lot of fun making this card using Dots and Stripes and Seamus.

Seamus was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I used some patterned paper for his yarn/knitting.  Then it was time to add some more interest to the card.

This was not exactly the look I set out to make.  I started out wanting to do a simple bokeh effect in the top left corner of the panel, I used first and second generation stamping in the pink color and just second generation with the blue.

Once I had it stamped, it still looked like it needed something, so I added some sequins.  I decided I wanted to stitch those down to add some texture, and doing so vertically added some great movement, the idea that things were kind of falling.



I could have stopped there, but for some extra valentiney-ness, I added hearts from the Seamus set.  Nine times out of ten when I have trouble stopping myself from adding more 'stuff' to a card I end up disappointed, I'm glad it worked out in this case!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White Cardstock; Fancy Pants - Wonderful Day 6x6 pad
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Seamus, Stripes and Dots
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; CTMH - Hollyhock and Twilight
Other:  Copics; Neat & Tangled - Full of Love Sequin Mix; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake Glue Pen

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous card!! I LOVE the background!! Lots of interest and texture!!

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  2. This is adorable! LOVE the sequins stitched on - and the beautiful paper piecing! I keep seeing those sheep pop up - my mom totally collects and loves sheep! I might have to pick up this set!

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  3. so totally cute.. love the shower of hearts and sequins..

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  4. Love the hearts & stitched sequins on the background! I agree with you about adding stuff to a card & later be disappointed. I do that a lot of times too. At least you were able to turn this card around & make it super cute.Two thumbs up!

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  5. Cuteness! Love the random stitching with the sequins. Love your card!

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  6. So sweet, love! Great effect with the bokeh background, and that little lamb is precious!

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  7. I really like the addition of the sequins and stitching!

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  8. Miriam!!! LOVE this! Only you could keep adding like that and have it turn out so fabulous. ALL of your elements combine together so well. The vertical stitching really helps with the falling look. And the solid white sheep on text ... pow! Oh, oh, and the chevron knitting, that's a stunner too. Love it to pieces!!

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  9. So cute! Love the coloured stamping over the text and the texture from the stitching.

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  10. Wow! I love this! The stitching of the sequins is wonderful as well as the background stamping. As for that little guy - Love! Great little chevron pattern in the sweater too!

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  11. Super SWEET card, Miriam! LOVE it!

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  12. I love how this turned out, Miriam! The combo of the stamping and sequins with the stitching is awesome.

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  13. I think this card turned out MOST excellently!! LOVE the vertical stitching of the sequins - what a fantastically cool idea!! And I love EVERYTHING that you added to this card to make it the amazing success that it is!! You make me smile - Hope your day makes you smile!!!

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  14. The lamb is super CUTE! And, love the background stamping and stitched sequins...so creative!:-)

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  15. Absolutely adorable! Your background is fantastic!

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  16. I thought this was so cute I called my daughter in to see this card. My word!! I LOVE how you created the background and that stamped sheep-totally adorable. Fabulous, fabulous design!!

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  17. Sweet, adorable and just too darn cute I have to say. I love your stitched sequins and that little lamb is about as cute as they come.

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  18. this is over the top ADORABLE

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  19. So pretty! I love how you stamped on the text patterned paper!

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  20. ok that background totally rocks, but this is too funny! love it!

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  21. Love the text background and stitched sequins! Every element just "falls into place"!! LOVE this!

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  22. Just love how you stamped the bokeh look on the text paper...so cute.

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