Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hang In There!

Happy Thursday!  I am playing along with this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge.  This week Michelle challenged us to simple stitched stems.  I decided to to stitch the stem of a branch. 

I started with some rustic cream card stock.  I used the branch layout from Spring Woods die set to trace the outline of my branch stem.  Next, I punched holes and stitched up each side with some brown floss from my stash.  I debated stitching inside the branch, but this is supposed to simple stitching so I colored inside with copics instead.  I added some wink of stella for added sparkle as well.  I die cut using the stitched oval die from  Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die collection.

Next, I die cut and stamped the smaller flower and leaves cluster from Stitched Garden stamp set and Stitched Garden die collection using stampers select white card stock.  I like the contrast between the white and the rustic cream.   I arranged and popped up with foam tape my flowers and leaves on the stitched branch stem.  I used Tim Holtz stamping platform for stamping. I die cut and stamped one of the larger birds from Brushed Birds stamp set and Brushed Birds die collection and nestled him right on the branch.

For the sentiment I die cut the sentiment strip from Wine Bottle Tag 2 die using true black card stock and heat setting with white embossing powder the sentiment from Keep It Simple:  Encouragement stamp set.  I popped this panel onto a piece of the pattern paper from Make It Market Kit:  Herb Garden.  I love the vibrancy and contrasting greens.  I added all of this to a stampers select white card base.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is wonderful! Love the bright colors and your pretty stitched branch!

  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Betty!! Your colors are so vibrant and eye catching...this card is truly a gem!! :0)

  3. Awe, Betty, your stitched branch is the perfect perch for that chubby bird! Love your bright colors and great design.

  4. Your card is so pretty! Love the idea of the stitched branch!

  5. WOW..... amazing color, detail and THE perfect bit of stitching! Just beautiful!

  6. This is just darling! I love that bird and your take on the stitching :)

  7. What a wonderful idea, Betty! Love the stitched branch for your sweet birdies!

  8. Beautiful card, Betty. All your cards have just been stunning the past few weeks.
    So inspiring.


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