Thursday, February 19, 2009

Metallic Embroidered Thanks Card

Happy Thursday to you! One more day til the weekend...yea!

I've been working on this card for a few days (when I could steal away from working on the dresses) and finally got it done today. It's not that it was so hard, just took time. I got the pattern from a book called Basics of Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens. After I did the stitching, it took me a little while to figure out just what to do with it! Here's what I came up with...


I chose to use some metallic cardstock I had called, Gilded Rust, by the Paper Company. I picked it up at Archiver's with one of my 5 free sheets of cardstock coupons. The photo corners are from Joann's, they just clearanced out the line and I don't have the packaging anymore. I think it was called Memory Boutique. The center is a button from Joann's with the shank clipped off. I found some metallic DMC embroidery floss and have been itching to try it out. This took quite a bit of it! LOL There are lots of pieces of tape on the back side of this focal piece!

Overall, it's a simple straightforward card. In the book, this pattern was with the Christmas designs. I liked the "flower" that appears in the center and thought it would work for a card not Christmas-y in theme.

Believe it or not, I'm already working on another Barbie outfit! That I already have the top done lets you know that it is not nearly as intense as the Puff dress was. hee, hee. Maybe sometime today I'll finish the bottoms and will be able to share. If'll happen tomorrow, I'm sure.
Cardstock: Black (CTMH), Gilded Rust (The Paper Company)
Stamps: For Every Occasion (CTMH)
Ink: Black (CTMH)
Accessories: DMC metallic floss, adhesive photo corners (Joann's), brads (my stash), button (from Joann's)

In family news, Amy lost another tooth last night. Now, in and of itself, this is not terribly exciting or out of the ordinary. However, the tooth that finally came out is one that has been loose for a good year or two. Amy is notorious for bonking herself and has hit her chin or that tooth a number of times. In fact, her dentist told me over a year ago, that the root was calcified and to have her avoid chewing with the thing for fear it would come out too soon and mess up the position of the other adult teeth. Amy got so good at chewing from the sides of her mouth that she rarely worked this one! She's lost 6 other teeth before this one, losing one just this past weekend. When I went in to wake her up this morning she grinned her usual sleepy grin at me and I noticed the gap! It apparently just fell out while she was sleeping (or so she said). She couldn't find it at first, but she had been laying on it. I told her it must have happened after the Tooth Fairy's rounds, so it's now tucked safely under her pillow for tonight. Finally I don't have to see that loose tooth anymore! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your Thursday's been a good one!

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Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Absolutely stunningly beautiful.

Kathi Carlson said...

I am declaring this card "Best of the Blogosphere" for Feb. 19, 2009! Holy cow. This is SO beautiful!! About Amy's tooth, Bjorn said his "teeth hurt" this morning. I was thinking that either he's getting a molar OR he might just have a loose tooth. While he's young, he had a full mouth of teeth at 8 months, so I'm thinking he might lose them early, too. Time will tell.

Barb W said...

This is soooo beautiful! My goodness, girlie you are on a crafting roll! What an absolutely gorgeous card! Whew! So so pretty!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! This card is amazing! You are rockin' the craft world.

stampmonkey said...

Absolutely STUNNING. Pure GORGEOUSness. And TOO much work! lol I can't get over how much detail (and time) you put into your cards, Jeanne! You're amazing!!

Cute tooth story. ;)