Here's the little guy all ready for a friends' party this weekend! I used some green textured Bazzill paper I have been hording and the gingham is called Easter Parade from OrientalTrading of all places (been a while since I bought that for some special House Mouse Easter cards I was swapping with friends on SplitCoastStampers too). I need to use up some more of my stash before I go buying new. I have lotsa great stuff around here, ya know?! :) Hubby keeps telling me that too ;) I believe the yellow buttons may have even come from Joanna in a card swap a couple of years ago too.
Here's a closeup so you can see the detail better - popped up oval layers, stitching and
embroidery floss in the yellow buttons. a little added white gel ink around the scallops to
accent the sweet little chick a little bit too. I just love this cute little guy, don't you?!
And ... LOOK ... I am able to sew on my cards again!! My little Janome sewing machine bit the dust about a year ago, and I got a new Brother for Christmas (thanks to my wonderful Mom and Dad). Now I even have some specialty stitches I can try out - looking forward to those. Stay tuned to see more. :)
Then, I continued the same sketch on the inside too but used faux stitching instead,
so I didn't have any holes on the back of the card. Ohhh, I really love that gingham!!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think?! And don't forget to stop by the progressive challenge too. If you don't have this little Birthday Candle BirdBrain, he's only $3.25 with some very cute sentiments. You have until the end of the month to play along, so why not give it a try?!
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Inky "stay warm" kinda Hugs from the freezin' North East,