Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stitched Hearts with Pinking

Today's card is for the November challenge sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs (thank you, ODBD!) to benefit Operation Write Home.  This month's challenge theme is to "dust off a rarely used tool or technique and use it on your card."  It's been quite a long time since I added any stitching to a card, so this was a good reason to pull out my Janome Sew Mini.  Just that one simple stitched line adds a lot.  I like the "textile" effect of the dotted Swiss card base, gingham and dotted squares, and pinked edges.

 Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink stamper's select white and pure poppy pattern pack (gingham and bitty dot prints).  Note: the gray is background, not part of the card. 
  • The squares are cut with the two smallest dies from WPlus9 pinking squares
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug Swiss dots
  • The hearts are computer-printed in red ink.  On the keyboard, type alt-g, using the Symbol font.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (218)

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