Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Stitching Spells Together

continued from Attack of the Queen...

We had recently come across a new legendary item and in the face of danger, it seemed an appropriate time to use it. With an army of animated playing cards, brandishing spears and torches on our doorstep, threatening to burn down the Guild Hall, it was time to take drastic measures. I carefully brought out the magical sewing kit and set to work. With this I could create one mommet, cast a simple binding spell on it, and it would affect the entire army outside. The Lady Commander of Copics fetched the spell book we would need as I continued sewing the enchanted thread through the fabric, the mommet slowly taking shape. 

To make this card, I used the “Sewing Jar” digi freebie from Birdie Brown. I printed it out and coloured it up using Prismacolors, using my favourite colour combo - pink and teal. I then added Glossy Accents to the heart buttons and the heads of the pins to create texture and add some shine. 

 Setting that aside to dry, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to create the card base and brown and pink flower shapes. I embossed the pink piece using my Cuttlebug and a border folder that looks like stitching to create some texture. The sentiment, which came from the Kraftin’ Kimmie “In Stitches” set, was stamped onto the banner from the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set. I adhered the jar and the banner using pop dots for some dimension. A few buttons and waffley red ribbon finished off the card front. I managed to earn +294 stitching exp points with this card which brings me very close to leveling up that skill!
On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. I then added the pin cushion and thumb tacks from the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Lavender the Quilter” set.

I used those same two stamps on the envelope and added some buttons in between them.

I would sew like to stitch this card into the following challenges:
Birdie Brown February Freebie Challenge
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Challenge #33: Buttons & Bows
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #116: Use your favourite colour (pink and teal)
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge #34: Anything Goes
My Craft Spot Challenge #88: Pop It Up
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #150: Fun With Puns
Cupcake Craft Challenges #231: Shaped Cards
Paper Playtime Challenge #4: Sentiment Stamps
The Corrosive Challenge #168: Rainbow Bright
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #68: Add a Bow
Desert Island Crafter’s Challenge #48: used #1 (hearts), #5 (loving sentiment) & #8 (lots of texture)

With the enchanted mommet done, the Lady Commander quickly mumbled the words for the binding spell to link the army outside to the single doll. I quickly snatched the doll from Angela and simply tossed it in the fireplace. Shortly we began to hear the screams from the army of cards outside as, one by one, they began to catch fire and turn to ash.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Jenn Borjeson said...

Bravo! And great creation, your artwork is stunning.

Ang said...

We just escaped that danger!! PHEW!!

Sucha awesome card!

Use it for mom. lol :) :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous shaped card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card ! What a great shape and I love the bright and colourful image you used.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Pssst... forgot to say thank you for joining us at DICC! :)

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favourite colour" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Alison said...

Fabulous card, and an awesome post! I love how you write! Thank you so much for playing along with the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The glossy accents added is a good idea. Like your coloring. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Houses Built of Cards said...

So sweet! LOVE those buttons! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Missy said...

What a great card, I like the bright colors and your coloring is terrific!

sandee said...

Cute card, love the punny sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Playtime, Stamped Sentiment challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Debs said...

'Sew' cute :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at ACOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Jennifer Grissom said...

This is "sew" cute! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

craftyeyes said...

fab card thanks for sharing with us at chocoltae coffee and cards good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Molecraft said...

A fabulous shaped card, love the image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

GiGi said...

Super fun card! The image is adorable and I love how the Glossy Accents look on the hearts! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Regan said...

Delightful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Such a super cute card and the story is especially amazing!

I'm "sew" glad you joined us this week at FCCB!


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