Monday, May 12, 2008

Sew Determined!

I am sooooo determined to sew with thread on a card. I have mastered the faux sew technique but I really want to do it with thread and zig zags and all those cool stitches.

I was going to get the Janome sewing machine that everyone is raving about but then I ran across this Kenmore baby at Sears on clearance for $48. It weighs less than five pounds, it is half the size of a regular sewing machine and LOOK at all those stitch options!

Tah Dah! Here is the card I made today. It's really hard to see the stitching in this pic but I really did patch the pieces together inside the frame using scraps from my wedding project.

I had an extra letter "c" monogram that I made with my JustRite small monogram stamper so I decided to stamp the sentiment "cherish" on the gray pattern paper. In the top left corner I added three rhinestones just cause it looked a little boring and too heavy on the right side of the card.

The frame is made from DCWV black textured chipboard that I ran through the Big Shot using a Sizzix frame die. I really love the frame....I need to use it more often...esp in scrapbooking. Well that would require me to scrapbook more than once a year. Add it to my "To Do" list.

Ok...I have some really cool projects that I am working on right now. Can't wait to show you my cool Father's Day gift....and it's monogrammed too....suprise!

See ya on the blog!

10 comments:

Gina K. said...

Fabulous! You did it! That is a very elegant card and the stitching is just perfect.

~amy~ said...

Yahoo for your stitching!! What wonderful work! The card is magnificent!

ivyPINK said...

what a GOOD deal :)
my Janome Hates me & then some :(

Heather H. said...

That is so beautiful. I'm too scared to sew on my cards. One of these days...

Oh, and I tagged you for the 7 things game. See my blog for the rules. http://stampingwithheather.blogspot.com

Sophie said...

Congratulations, it's wonderful ! I wish I could sew on my cards too.

SmilynStef said...

Look at you sew ... fabulous card.

daiseyfreak said...

I love it! I want to learn how to sew just so I can use it on cards!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job with the new sewing machine, love your card.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job with the new sewing machine, love your card.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! This is lovely. Thanks for sharing!