After watching a video by Shannon Tidwell, Two Peas 213 in 2013, I wanted to try machine stitching to give a textured background. [Just a little side note. I won a sewing contest when I was in junior high school. I made a really cute tunic dress using a turquoise plaid fabric. Each seam had the pattern perfectly lined up. So, even knowing I can sew, I often wonder, “Why I am so hesitant to stitch on a paper project?”]
The adorable arrow stamp from the Studio Calico Woodbrooke Road kit was a must use for this card. I stitched a grid then embossed the arrow image to create the background paper.
The colors were from the final CR84FN challenge. I missed the challenge, but wanted to use the colors to pay homage to Mona and her DT for giving us two years of a great challenge blog. It didn’t hurt that the colors worked for what I had in mind for the design. (Just being honest here.) And do you see the thin frames of aqua paper? Those are the remains from an October Afternoon label sticker sheet. That idea is courtesy of Anna-Maria Wolniak. Love it.
In addition to being for my sister-in-law, this card is for the Moxie Fab World Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge. I had fun making this one.