Monday, August 16, 2010

Groovy Day


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!

Supplies:
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

6 comments:

Laurel said...

Love this, look at that stitching!

Alicia said...

Look at all the fabulous stitching! Super cute stuff.

Shemaine Smith said...

Nice job with your stitching!

Cath said...

Hey Tiffany! Thanks for entering the Signs of Peace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Traveling Mama said...

This is so cute! I love those stitched peace signs! Brilliant idea!

Lydia said...

Great stitching!! Fun card!