Monday, August 16, 2010
I had a chance to get into the craft room on Sunday and had a bit of mojo goin' on. I knew I wanted to use my Retro Style stamp for the Signs of Peace Challenge over at the Moxie Fab blog. The trick was adding the peace signs. I didn't have any paper or stamps or anything with peace signs on it, so I made my own. I had this brilliant idea to hand draw peace signs and punch the holes with my paper piercer, and then use hand stitch the peace signs in a few different colors of embroidery floss. In my head this didn't sound labor intensive...I know how does that not sound like a lot of work...yeah, it was. Although it was quite a bit of work, I love how it turned out. And I really didn't stray from how the card looked in my head, which is rare. Usually I have this grand idea that changes as I put my idea into action. Does anyone else do that?
If anyone is wondering how I made such perfect circles, I used 2 different size circle punches and created a swiss cheese looking template on a peace of printer paper - get the pun. When in doubt at least it made me laugh :)
Have a great day!
Paper: Basic Black and Kraft cardstock (SU!); Solar White 80lb Cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Stamps: Retro Style (Unity Stamps Co.)
Extras: Embroidery Floss, 3/4" and 1" circle punches (EK Success); Copics