Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Serendipity Embossing & Stitching!


Over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog the Design Team is doing stitching this month.  As an added challenge this week we are also doing embossing/debossing with dies. 

Why not play along using Stitches?  Create a project - any theme - just be sure to include some stitching and at least one Serendipity Stamps image (Stamp or Die) on your project!   Stitches can be stamped, hand drawn, embossed, die cut, or sewn - use your imagination.  You could win a prize!


I pulled out my Mom's old sewing machine from 1959 and did some black stitching on 2 layers of my card.  One of the key things to remember with using a sewing machine on your cards is not to put adhesive behind where you'll be sewing.  The glue gets on the needle and causes problems!


You can barely tell in the photo but I did emboss my white background with the floral butterfly die.  It gives a nice subtle image.  

Inside the card I stamped the great Butterfly Background words.  
I just love this stamp!
Finished size is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4.


Serendipity's special this week is Free Shipping for orders  in the US for $10 or more!   This is a great chance to snap up the stamps from the Wood Mounted Stamp sale.  Offer good through March 26.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team created:

10 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, you created a fab background with the butterfly die.

Karen Amidon said...

Gorgeous Miriam, love the DP, color contrast, embossing and fun border frame with the twine!

Holly's Hobbies said...

Love the twine in the scallops! Great color combo. Wonderful job!

Holly's Hobbies said...

Love the twine in the scallops! Great color combo. Wonderful job!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Thanks for the tip about not using adhesive before sewing. I use my mom's old sewing machine too! It's an old Lady Kenmore and weighs a TON! The man who cleaned it for me recently called it the "Queen of Sewing Machines" and scolded me for not taking better care of "her".

Jeanne J said...

I love all the close ups so I can soak in all the wonderful details, the debossing, the twine threaded through the frame. Wonderful!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful Mariam, the butterfly was a great choice for the embossing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Miriam! Your black stitching looks wonderful and I love the trim around the edge.

Vickie Z said...

Love it!! The embossing is fabulous!! Love the colors and the twine around the frame is perfect!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Really like the colors that you used!