I bet you thought I'd given up crafting, didn't you? Ha! Well, you were wrong! ;o) I made this little beauty a couple of days ago, but couldn't post it until the recipient received it. I'm sure it must have arrived by now, and I have been BURSTING to blog it, so here it is.
I am late with my entry because of exciting events in my life lately, but the layout is based on the wonderful Sketch #2 from my very talented Funky Hand design team-mate, Carol. (Do check out her blog.. she is an amazing designer! And she will be posting her sketches every fortnight. The next one is due to be revealed on Tuesday.)
Now, I do not possess a sewing machine, and wouldn't know how to operate it if I did! So check this out.. this card is hand-stitched! Took forever and made my hand hurt! I think it may be a while before I do that again!
The cream paper is an interesting thing... one of those happy accidents. You can't see from the photo, but it has a lovely soft, velvety texture. It was the result of a mistake. I decided I didn't like a panel I'd adhered to a previous card, so tried to remove it, but it was stuck fast and only the surface came away, leaving this rough creamy-coloured stuff underneath. I was trimming it off to salvage the card base to use for matting, and was about to dispose of the rough bit of card, when I noticed its beautiful texture. I stamped and chalked the rose on it, and it looked wonderful, and inspired the rest of the card!