Thursday, July 10, 2014

You Are My Happy: Two More Challenges

Hello again! Today I finished another card for two more challenges, Freshly Made Sketches and Heart 2 Heart Challenges. This week's Freshly Made Sketch looks like this:

The first July challenge of the month for Heart 2 Heart is a color challenge featuring red and white daisy, some sort of sparkle, and stitching. We were also allowed to incorporate blue and neutral colors. Here is my card:

I used a white daisy base and matted my design on Indian corn blue cardstock. The stripe pattern is scraps from the Sparkle and Shine retired paper pack. The pennant is cut with cranberry cardstock. 

The sentiment is from one of my favorite retired stamp sets, You Are My Happy. And, for a change of pace, the sentiment has been stamped in white daisy pigment ink.

For my sparkle, I mimicked the flower at the bottom of the card using clear bitty sparkles. I just love daisies, so I create these little flowers a lot.

For the stitching, I used CTMH's stitch guide to create this flourish that resembles the stem and leaves of a flower. I used a back stitch to fill in all of the gaps. Then, I topped with a daisy stamp, also from You Are My Happy. 

A card stitching hint: If you are going to stitch on cards, consider matting the design, so that you do not show the underside of the stitching on the inside of the card. If you want to stitch directly on the card, you could always decorate over the stitching on the inside, instead.

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Ingredients: white daisy cardstock (1385), cranberry cardstock (1272), Indian corn blue cardstock (1284), bitty sparkles (Z1263), stitch guide (Z1852), cranberry ink (Z2116), white daisy ink (Z2163).

Happy Scrapping, my Artsy Friends!


  1. What a cute red, white and blue card! I love how you used Christmas paper for a non-Christmas card, very clever. Thanks for joining us at H2H Challenges!

  2. Great card, super cute. I love the stitch guide and how you used it. I just got mine and can not wait to play with it...Thanks for playing along with H2H!