Happy Thursday stampin' friends! I'm super excited to share today's project with you...I was really happy with the way it turned out! I'm featuring products from the Needlepoint Nook suite. I wasn't sure this suite was going to be for me--I'm not much of a sewer--but the sweet images and fun color combinations sucked me in and now I'm really glad it's part of my collection!
The Needle & Thread stamp set is photopolymer, which is nice because stamp placement is super easy, and several of the images are from our DistINKtive line, which mean they create stamped images which appear to be multi-layered. I also love the stitched, coordinating framelits! I think my favorite product from this suite is the Needlepoint Nook designer series paper. While one side of each piece is printed with a bold, graphic image, the other side is printed with photo quality images. In fact, we learned at convention that the images were actually hand-embroidered and then photographed. They are GORGEOUS.
I used a fun fold for this card as well...it still fits in a regular size envelope but just opens a bit differently. I cut the card base in half at 4-1/4" x 11, then scored it along the long edge starting at the left at 2" and 7-1/2". The fold is a little easier to see in this photo:
I cut the background DSP piece only about 1/8" smaller than the card front piece I layered them on so that there is just a tiny bit of the Balmy Blue card base showing behind each panel.
The focal piece is a couple of layers, starting with a 2-1/4" punched piece of Petal Pink cardstock. I stamped the floral stitched image onto the circle twice in Petal Pink ink then layered a twist of silver metallic thread on top. The thread is followed by a strip 3/4" strip of coordinating DSP, then three of the leaf images cut with the Big Shot and framelits using Old Olive cardstock. Finally, the sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White cardstock and attached with stampin' dimensionals.
The only other thing you'll want to know about this card is that when you attach the focal piece to the card base, you'll want to make sure you only put adhesive on HALF the back so that it attaches to only the left flap of the card base. Pretty easy, right?!
You can really see that DSP in the background in this picture...isn't it beautiful??!!
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Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate the time you spend here with me. I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share!
Until next time...happy stampin'!