Friday, April 25, 2008

PaperTrey April "Blog Hop"
















I saw this last month, but did not get a chance to participate. So this month, I made sure I signed up early :) You can read the rules for this months "Blog Hop" here. Nichole made a special paper file with the different pattern paper from this months release :) After looking at it, I could NOT cute it into pieces, it looked so cool just the way it was :)

I wanted to combine 2 things (sewing & stamping) that I enjoy doing on this card to my Grandpa for Father's Day. I felt it was more me into this card by doing that :)

This card measures 3.25" x 6.5". First I layered the special pattern paper on the new Summer Sunrise and then I finally tried sewing on a card. But unfortunately the sewing machine did not want to work well for me, so I just used it to pierce holes and then I connected to dots with a brown pin. I think it came out just fine, I actually think I like it better than with the thread anyways, lol!!!

I got to use my "special" made "Grandpa" (you can read this post, & this post on how I did this, it was my WhoooHooo moment, hehehe). I used the tree from "Father Knows Best", somehow the ink on the tree trunk came out looking grainy, which I guess is a good thing, since it looks more like a tree trunk, but I have not idea how I did it, LOL!!! For a little dimension, I added a few more circles with dimensionals, but they are stamped on Nichole Special Paper.












I did not want to leave the inside blank, so I stamped the sentiment "Happy Fathers Day" and put that on the inside.











I really enjoyed this challenge, THANKS NICOLE!!!!!

So, my Father's Day cards are complete. Yipppeeee!!!!!

I hope you all have a very good Friday, I will see you tomorrow with more alter items and a new card set. I am having fun making sets right now :)

13 comments:

kroppykat said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love all the sewing. My stitches would never look that good. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Colleen, aka kroppykat

Niki Estes said...

Cute card, Joanna! Love the tree!

Kimberly said...

really neat stitching-such a cool look!! tfs!!! :)

Deanna said...

I am loving that tree!

Radiogirl said...

I like the long card.

Katie said...

Great card! I love how you decorated the inside too - something I need to do.

Donelda said...

This is awesome. I love the brown stitching, it just ties it all together so well!! I really love the added tree, and great for you to add the sentiment on the inside!!

ALLY said...

Beautiful Joanna. Love the stitching!

Kim Marie said...

This card is SO interesting to look at visually and beautifully done!
Kim Marie

One Creative Life said...

Oh this is lovely! Great job!~Erica

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