February 4, 2013

moxie fab world challenge: background paper

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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?”]

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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.

nancy

8 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Nancy Jane, love the arrows on your background paper. Fantastic! Thank you so much for coming to visit me.

Joyce said...

This is wonderful background paper. Your sewing is amazing. I can not sew a stitch, and so I am especially impressed at how straight your seams are.

Cath said...

Hey Nancy! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

SugarGem said...

Thank you for visting my blog and taking the time t comment! You card is gorgeous! I love all the texture

DIANA L. said...

super adorable love those arrows

Alina said...

Hi Nancy! Lovely card! Love the embellishments you have chosen for it!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is really cool! I love the stitched grid and those little aqua frame remnants, great elements to this card!

Michelle said...

That background is beautiful, love the embossing and the stitching!