We are excited to start a new challenge for you today over on the Meljen's Designs challenge blog! This weeks challenge is Sew Perfect...oh what fun!! I love sewing on my cards. Took me a little while to try that out, was scared to screw it all up. But once I got all the settings right I've been sewing every card in sight!! Lol :)
I went a little sew-crazy for my card today...because...well..it's just fun!
Number One Dad image was perfect to use today! I paired it with kind of manly paper...that seems to be lacking in my paper collection, so I struggle sometimes with getting papers right for my cards. But I thought this pattern worked well. Colored in the image with my colored pencils and then got to sewing!
I sewed around all the edges and did a zig-zag stitch down the side. Then decided to follow the stitched line that was around the image with my machine. I ended up hand cranking the needle through the whole outline because I wanted to be sure it was lined up correctly. It turned out super cute! I just love the extra fun that the stitching adds!
To finish it all off, I made up a few coordinating buttons and tied some twine through them. Perfect for dad!!
So go check out the Meljen's Designs Challenge and then join in the fun!!!
Oh and be sure to check out the Store as well! Melissa has started a sale from now until July 4 for 50% off everything!!! So if you need to get your Meljen's fix, now is a great time to load up!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz #12-Father's Day
Color Me Creative #93-Father's Day/Boy Stuff
Fab n Funky #219-Father's Day
Retro Sketches #117
Ruby's Rainbow #80-One for the Boys
Simon Says Stamp-Father's Day/Masculine
Totally Gorjuss #238-Stitching
Word Art Wednesday #135-Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! <3