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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Stitched Masculine Birthday



Saturday again-YAY! 
I get to play and create.  I bought some fabric a few weeks ago and wanted to incorporate it onto some Fall birthday cards.  I was eyeing the CTS 49 for the week and thought it would work well with these elements.  So, I ironed some fusible interfacing onto the back of it for some stability and used a Spellbinders Oak leaf die, hoping for the best...worked like a charm!  I added some machine stitching in brown to give some definition to the oak leaf.  I also die cut a Japanese Maple shape using PTI Terra Cotta, a very close match to the bolder colour in the fabric.  I adhered to a kraft card front that was embossed with a woodgrain pattern.   The Happy Birthday was an easy choice for it's simplicity and clean font (and it fit perfectly on the non-embossed strip at the bottom!).  After photographing, I saw that the CFC 117 was for stitching!  So 1 card-2 challenges :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!

Chriss

12 comments:

  1. Chriss your Image looks so real...I see your card on the blog of CASE this sketch challenge and now pop by your blog and look at this beauty...love your arrangement and the idea, great card..hugs, Monika

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  2. Beautiful card! I love that patterned paper leaf mixed with the other ones!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  3. This couldn't be more lovely! I really love the colours and the simplicity ... Really beautiful Chriss

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  4. Love the veins that you gave your leaf! So clever and gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  5. You are sooo clever, Chriss...what a fantastic idea to use the fabric for the leaf....your card is gorgeous!!!!

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  6. This is stunning! Those leaves are amazing, I love how the middle leaf has come out.

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  7. Your bright colorful leaves look great against the woodgrain background!

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  8. Stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  9. Oh, this is so pretty! Love that one patterned leaf!

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  10. So loving this! The woodgrain background is perfect for your leaves. The combination of the embossing and the patterned paper leaf is so striking! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  11. Your leaves looks so pretty. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

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  12. How clever is this?! Your adorable card received a Favorites from CFC, Chriss! Congratulations!!

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