Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First Machine Stitched Card


Hope everyone is having a great weekend! We have been getting some much needed rain in my area. Just hope we do not get as much rain as predicted  in some areas which could cause flooding. This summer has been such a hot and dry one! Temperature in the upper 70's today is much better than those 100 degree days!

I have seen beautiful cards with machine stitching and after I saw the challenge at Celebrate the Occasion, I decided to uncover my sewing machine. The challenge is to follow a fun looking sketch.  


My folded card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and is cut from brown Bazzill paper. I used two K&Company patterned papers on the front of the card. Again, I am trying to use some of my scrap papers! The beige patterned paper is run through the Cuttlebug using the Script folder. I love the way the embossing looks on a patterned paper! I glued the two pieces on top of the card base (being carfeul not to get glue at my stitch line). Then the fun started! I had trouble with the tension adjustment, but finally was able to maintain a fair looking stitch. Lace is from my stash which is also stitched on the card. I had more tension problem--the machine and me! I decided to glue the pleats first and then proceeded to stitch.

Cricut cartridge: Paisley.
Page 59 - Flower is the button feature. It is cut at 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4" and 3/4" from varying K&Company scrap papers. Flower edges are inked and then rolled under a bit with a tiny brush applicator. Each flower layer is pop-dottted. A light green pearl is used in the center.
Page 52 - "Love ya" is cut at 1" using word/word (no shift) and again in the green paper using the shadow/word shadow (shift).
   

Hope you enjoy my card!

25 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Glenda!! The machine stitching adds such a pretty touch. Lovely lace too!

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  2. Oh Glenda, This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the stitching on the card and the lace with the ribbon is perfect. Great colors and the flower is just the perfect touch in those soft colors. Glenda, the embossing is just BLISS!
    Thanks for jpining CTO.
    Charlotte

    Oh, I agree, this cooler tempreture is great. We are getting rain now and probably storms tonight and tomorrow. I'm not complaining because we need it.

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  3. Your cards is beautiful Glenda. Gorgeous papers and colors. I love the lace you used..so pretty. I wish I could learn to sew:) Hugs!

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  4. Hi Glenda!
    Just stopping by to tell you how pretty this card is! Your stitching looks great. I have so much trouble with mine,but I roll with it! Have great day!

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  5. Such a beautiful card! I love the lace ribbon, and the flower is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
    Laurie
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh Glenda, this is just lovely! I love the embossing on top of your patterned paper, nice touch! The lace and flower are just perfect, such a nice soft, vintage feel...love it!

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  7. I have yet to sew on a card, but this sketch challenge has made me want to dust off the sewing machine and use it on my cards. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO. -Yvette
    cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

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  8. This is just beautiful! Every detail is just so pretty! Your stitching looks superb!
    Shelly

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  9. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love your flower!! Well done with the stitching, too! I really do love the look of this card!

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  10. stunning I adore this card your details are perfect

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  11. Not to bad for a dusty old sewing machine!!!lol
    All the texture and the sewing make for a great card!!!

    Sandi(daveshunny)

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  12. This is beautiful. Love the embossing and the papers. You do lovely sewing.

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  13. Wow Glenda this is gorgeous! I LOVE the embossing and the pretty lace. How about those flowers....Wowzers...BEAUTIFUL!! Love it!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  14. I love your detail and embossing. Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

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  15. This is gorgeous, love the embossing, great job! Thanks for joining CTO!

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  16. This does not look like your first machine stitched card cuz it looks PERFECT!!! The colours, embossing, and embellishments add perfect touches to your card! Great job with the challenge! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!

    Hugs,
    Tracey - CTO DT member
    www.trailoftreasures.com

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  17. Just beautiful!!!
    great job on your stitching, gorgeous flower, love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

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  18. Oh this is so pretty, Glenda ! Love the embossing and the way you did the lace and I just love the flower !
    xoxo Joy

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  19. Love your pretty flower with your beautiful lace, really wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  20. You did a beautiful job on this card The stitching is great.
    Thank you for joining us at CTO this week

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  21. This is so pretty! I just love stitching on cards- it looks so good :)Amy

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  22. You did a lovely job on this card

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  23. Bee-utifully stitched. Liking the non 100+ temps. Had some rain today 9/18 and hail also.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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