Hello lovely readers. I’m in great spirits today and excited to show you my last 3 cards in the challenge. This post is coming so late because I’ve been unable to access my blog’s dashboard and therefore unable to post anything. My lovely hubby was able to work some of his techie magic and has found a way for me to work around the issue. I absolutely love having my own IT staff living under the same roof! But I digress, lets get back to the cards at hand, shall we?
I had a desire to use my maps again after going a few days without any patterned paper in my life. This card was quick and gratified the vintage lover in my soul. It also had me using the sewing machine again. Which was crucial in creating the next two cards. Without having turned on the machine I wouldn’t have decided to try a new stitch and I wouldn’t have fallen in love with stitch # 9.
So there it is, the beautiful, the glorious, stitch #9. I’m absolutely brand new to stitching of any kind and I’ve been playing it pretty safe since I bought my sewing machine. I’ve shortened some curtains, stitched some cards and really haven’t ventured from stitch #1. But oh my, that stitch #9 is stunning and I’ll definitely be experimenting more with my machine in the future. The vintage airmail tag used in this card can be downloaded for free, so go print some for yourself. I love to use them on cards and to jazz up envelopes.
For my very last card of the challenge I decided to limit myself to using only scraps that were floating around on my work table. I put the scraps on an angle and then went a little crazy with the stitching. This is my favorite card of the batch and was a perfect way to finish the challenge.
I’ve now had a few days off from card making and I’m feeling rejuvenated and there is a burning desire in me to start a whole slew of new projects. Focusing on one project for so long has gotten me extremely excited about switching gears. I’m looking forward to a productive and crafty week ahead. I’m also planning a giveaway with my next post so please stay tuned for that!
Keep pressing on,