Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CAS Retro Sketch


I am trying to step outside of my comfort zone with my card making.  It just seems after awhile, that my cards start having the same feel to them.  I am a huge fan of stitching on cards.  The sewing machine is not my friend.  I have tried, truly tried to make friends with my sewing machine.   I think we might be to the point to where we are on speaking terms!  I decided to change things up a little on the sketch this week at Retro Sketches.  Instead of going with my usual cardstock strip on my card, I added stitching for the vertical panel.  (This was after much discussion and pleading with the sewing machine)  Here is the original sketch design-




I added bling to my flowers and a little glitter, with my Spica pen, to the vine.  I topped off my layered flower with a bling button.  The bling on my CAS card is for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to add bling to your CAS card.




All supplies are by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

C1456 Heartfelt Treasures
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2106 Blush Ink
Z2197 Pear Ink
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Spica Pen by Copic
Generic Pink Embroidery Thread
Machine Stitching (Thank You Mr. Sewing Machine!)

Note, I said Mr……………….the sewing machine has to be a man!  If it were female, I am sure we would be able to reason with each other much more easily.  

 
I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  - White On White
The Hybrid Chick Card CaravanUse Pink

Thanks for stopping by!  

13 comments:

Karen Day said...

The stitching looks awesome! You'll be addicted soon :o)

Kim S said...

Oh I so hear you on Mr Sewing Machine. He and I have decided to remain mortal enemies. I adore stitching on cards and yours is particularly sweet. I think stitching can go overboard...but yours is just a fun and interesting highlight...PERFECT!

Gina Brandstetter said...

You did a beautiful job with this sketch. I love the simplicity of your card. The stitching really adds to your card. Maybe someday I'll quit being lazy and pull my machine out of the closet... Just have to find a place to set it up!

Tracy said...

Lovely Allisa! The delicacy of the stamping pairs so well with the larger flower. Your stitching was the perfect touch. :-) Hugs!

Eva Friesen said...

Beautiful and simple, LOVE it!!! I really like the stitching detail

Lisa said...

Love your take on the sketch Allisa, very pretty card! I'm with you on the sewing machine discussions LOL It's not my ability it's my machine. I seriously need to just move on and get a new one!

Gayatri Murali said...

Very pretty! Love your card and pefect addition of bling. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog :)

Mirta Sanchez said...

I like the idea of stitching too but I have NEVER tried it! This is very pretty and CAS! Just enough bling!

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Allisa, I love the stitched lines...they look really neat to me!
Wonderful touches of bling too.
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Allisa, I love the stitched lines...they look really neat to me!
Wonderful touches of bling too.
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

Jackie Rockwell said...

I LOVE the stitching Allisa! I'm not friendly with my sewing machine either! LOL! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!!!

Debby said...

You and your sewing machine must've made friends because your stitching is great! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cas card .. love the flowers
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

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