Friday, January 26, 2024

Just Add Ink #686 | Inspiration Picture Challenge

 Hello there stamping friends! Happy Friday! Welcome and thanks for joining me on my blog today. Today we over at Just Add Ink have a fabulous inspiration picture challenge - Just Add Ink #686 | Inspiration Picture Challenge.

 How bright and vibrant are the colours in our inspiration picture?! Doesn't it just scream summer on a tropical island?! Being in the middle of summer here in Melbourne, I might just make myself a refreshing drink like that the next hot day we have. Looks delicious!

My cards for you today are focusing on those gorgeous, bold colours and I've combined two of my loves - cross-stitch and paper crafting.

The front panel of my cards has been cut from a die that puts all the little holes in for you so that you don't have to do it yourself. I bought the die a few years ago but I've got no idea where it comes from for you to create cards like this too. If found it amongst all my crafting stuff in my basket of dies that need to be put away with out any packaging on it. I had a bit of a Google search and I think there were a couple of companies that make a cross-stitch card die but if you were really desperate to cross-stich on you cards and you can't find a die you could always rule some lines and using a paper piercer you could put the holes in yourself.

The stitched designs on the cards are fairly simple but I wanted them as backgrounds rather than being an intricate detailed design. They didn't take me that long to do either. A couple of nights infront of the tv to do both cards. I think too because you aren't counting out an intricate design you can just quickly go through the stitches.

I used DMC six stranded cotton for the stitching but you could any cotton or yarn that you have on hand in your stash. I finished the cards off with some vellum, embellishments and a couple of sentiments from the Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder (say that 10 times fast, Ha!). 

I can't wait to make up some more designs in other colours. Watch this space! I'm sure there will be some more cross-stitch cards from me this year.

Go and check out the design teams take on this week's Inspiration Picture at the Just Add Ink Blog and then come and join in this week's sketch fun! I can't wait to see what you create.

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 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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