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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ODBDSLC121 You Leave Me in Stitches


ODBDSLC121 You Leave Me in Stitches

Due to the holiday weekend, Our Daily Bread Designs is extending the You Leave Me in Stitches challenge giving our players another week to participate. The team, however, has another set of samples to share with you.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Tuesday.


While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants for the Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, September 9th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC121. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.


To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click here.


For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters:

Jan Marie Ennenga, Chris Olsen, Jan Keen, Lori Ulrich,
Kathy Roney, and Rosemary Dennis.

For my card, I used ODBD's beautiful Worship the Lord Set.

This is my first stitched card, and I decided to make an elegant card using real stitching. First, I cut a 5 inch square from Core'dinations pearl paper, and used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set to shape the panel and make the holes for stitching. Then, I used some metallic embroidery floss to stitch in every other hole in the center square, and every hole in the outside border.


Next, I stamped the church twice, and the "Merry Christmas" once on another sheet of paper using VersaMark. After embossing with Superfine Detail Gold, I cut around the whole church scene, and around only the trees on the other church scene I had stamped. I mounted everything dimensionally onto the sewn card, then cut around the sentiment and mounted that dimensionally as well.


I wanted to stitch a Christmas star, but was afraid I'd make a mess of things, so I colored a crystal Christmas button with a Krylon 18 K pen, and used that for the star instead. The background looked kind of blank, so I added some Stickles stars. The Stickles don't look as good in the photo as they do in person. On the card, they really sparkle, and look much lighter.


Lastly, I mounted the card onto a 5 inch square card I made from the same pearl paper and traced around it with the Krylon pen.




12 comments:

Olga said...

this is gorgeous, I love gold embossing!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What elegance Kathi!! I just love the gold and white and your stitching with that church image. Stunning Christmas card!! So glad you are our guest this month. Welcome!! You are such an inspiration!!
hugs,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What elegance Kathi!! I just love the gold and white and your stitching with that church image. Stunning Christmas card!! So glad you are our guest this month. Welcome!! You are such an inspiration!!
hugs,
Chris

Saints Rule! said...

This is lovely Kathi! It makes me long for the first snow of winter! (Well, maybe that is a stretch...lol) But is sure makes me treasure the blessings of God's creation! What a wonderful and elegant scene you have created. Blessings, welcome to you and have a wonderful week!

Lori

Sasha said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Kathi. Your stitching looks beautiful! x

Cards By Jan said...

Very BEAUTIFUL!! I love the white with the gold, so homey, and elegant!!
Hugs

Jan Marie said...

So very beautiful and so elegant and SOOOOO MUCH WORK!! Wow, real stitching!! Lovely card!! Welcome to the team; it's a blessing to serve with you and looking forward to the beauties you will most assuredly continue to craft!! Hugs and blessings!

JD said...

Very beautiful...great embossing, and your stitching is so nicely done!

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Love the stitching, very elegant!!

Kathy said...

Just beautiful Kathi! I love the white and gold and I love church images! So happy you are joining us this month! Blessings! Kathy

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, kathy!! the white and gold combo is so elegant!! so glad to have you guesting with us this month!! hugs!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous card Kathi! I love all the gold and stitching.