STVCCTG8 Blue Poppies

Do you ever just finish something and want to twirl about in a circle and spin and clap your hands? ( that doesn't happen often for me) but this i am pretty please with. :) This is a view of the front and back sides of the card. ( decorated the back ) This is a peek inside, the only thing i am on the fence about is if i should have lined the inside of the front flap ( mostly for stability ) but chose not to because i wanted the transparency to show through, for the light to pass through the card i mean. These colors were picked for the current stamp tv color challenge (Ocean & Tan) so i started with a piece of "ocean" (dont know its real name) vellum that is kind of between blue and green. and heat embossed the Impress open poppy with stampendous baby blue powder, then I tied this to the transparency sheet front cover with the tan sheer ribbon to hold it in place while i sewed it down. The inside sheet of Speckletone "oatmeal" coversheet has bits of one of the labels from the Gina K set lovely labels ( set this sentiment is from) stamped along the edges, those cardstocks are sewn together but not to the back cover. so then it felt a little like it was all going to just fall over so added a second sheet of stamped vellum to the back side. This is a piece of 3M write on transparency. ( the one's that come in a box of like 50 at Office Depot) i was SO excited when we got this store in town... had to buy this box of course... this is the first time i have tried this. it was not as sturdy as the transparency that was sold by the sheet at stampstruck. (have some of that stashed away still) The sentiment on the cover was die cut with the Spellbinders "fancy Tags" die, {finally caved on this set ~ It's Lee's fault for certainly sure} and I wonder if anyone but me noticed i finally switched the thread on my sewing machine from cream to tan? lol i used to switch it for every card but that got old quick... I do still keep clear nylon on the bobbin at all time though just incase the wind blows that way. This card is 4 1/2" X 4 3/4" in real life.


JenMarie said...

This is gorgeous!!

Lagene said...

WOW!!!! this is gorgeous & so inspiring! Thanks for the explanation of the process!!!!

Janice M said...

Stacy this is absolutely Beautiful!! Love how you did the back side too.

Lagene said...

Fantastic! great Technique!!!!