Monday, January 9, 2012

Sew Much FUN

Two posts ago I noted that I had just gotten the brand NEW tool from We R Memory Keepers, The Sew Stamper. I decided to try to make my background of my card look quilted with it. I still needs some practice but I really do love this fake stitching option. This week there are lots of challenges going on that entail something new and anything goes like Basic GreyDream Valley, or the squirrel and the fox. Check them out for some creative fun.

For this card I stamped MFT's "Time to Celebrate" a la mode in momento black ink. I coloured her using my copics, which is my favourite way to colour images if you can't already tell. I made my quilted tiles out of Basic Grey's Lauderdale 6x6 pad and Basic Grey's Oxford 6x6 paper pads. Its a great way to get rid of little off cuts. Then I used my Sew stamper to make the cross stitch pattern. I used an EK success Scallop punch on the base of my card. Voila, super easy card in no time at all.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Basic Grey's Challenge #60-Something New
The Paper Shelter's challenge #45-Anything goes
Dream Valley challenge 23-Anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #8-Something New


  1. Turned out great, love the colour combo. thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox

  2. Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. Fab card - love the patchwork and stitching! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  4. Hi Crystal

    I see that you have a new arrival and a pair of full hands ! Many congratulations ! You may remember back in January you expressed a wish to be a Guest Designer for BasicGrey Challenges. If you would like to be a guest for us still then could you please email me ?


    Jo x