March 3, 2014

Merry Monday Card Challenge #98

Happy Monday everyone, it is time for a new Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, this week we are asking you to Add some Country Charm with stitching and buttons on your Christmas Card.


I found this stitch pattern for cards online HERE, and decided to give it a try.  The needle left some holes bigger than I liked but I still like how the card turned out. I used a gold glitter pen for the stars and the little button is placed just so because at first I tried to sew those little stars too and it did not really work out, so the button is covering up a boo boo.


The button was not gold to start so I carefully heat embossed it with gold powder, I lucked out and it did not melt . I added some twine along the bottom of the card and popped up the sentiment with foam tape

Stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to see all the great samples the design team has created and to play along with us.

Supplies: White, red and gold card stock, Designer Paper – Fancy Pants, Verve - Glad Tidings, button, Gold and red twine, stitch pattern.

Cheers,
Nina

17 comments:

  1. Love in' your stitched snowflake Nina and the wee button is perfect. Beautiful take on the challenge.

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  2. Your card is gorgeous, Nina! I love the touches of gold and your button & stitching! Your DSP also gives such a country feel too! Love it! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  3. Very pretty! love how you stitched on your card!

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  4. Wow, I'm so impressed, Nina! You really nailed the country charm theme by actually stitching on your card. Great job!

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  5. Oh! Paper embroidery! That's a great idea for this challenge. I never see the challenge until I get to work and then I sit here and ponder what I have that will work for it. It keeps the brain active all day. Of course, visiting you all helps me get ideas too. Who knows what I'll end up making. It's half the fun.

    I'm terribly impressed that you heat embossed a button and it didn't melt nor did you mention frying off your fingers, so good job to you! Also, very lovely stitched card!!!!

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  6. I always tell my customers that there's always a way to fix a boo-boo and you did it so cleverly! Love the stitching!

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  7. This is AMAZING, Nina! How clever to stitch the snowflake image! Love the colors and the sweet little button! I'm impressed, my friend!

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  8. I thought this was hand stitched! You ROCK, Nina!!! That snowflake looks awesome! Great card!!!

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  9. Nina, this is SO pretty!! I adore the stitched snowflake!

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  10. Super cute little snowflake, Nina :) Love your embroidering!

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  11. I just love your stitched snowflake Nina. So beautifully done. The striped paper in behind the white creates the most amazing effect, it really moves. Lovely.

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  12. Your snowflake is the prettiest and I love the monochromatic colours you used!

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  13. I really like the subtle touch of gold to the red and white card. Beautiful.

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  14. This was a tough challenge for me, but you made it look easy! One of my favorite cards!

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  15. Ooooh...Nina, LOVE that stitched snowflake!!!

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  16. What an amazing card, Nina! I love your stitched snowflake and the wrapped twine! Great job with the challenge!

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