Tuesday Throwdown...SSTT11

This week's Sherrod Studio Throwdown is perfect for my new 2010 "thing to do."  SEW!  Use real or faux stitching on a card.  I have been wanting to do this forever but haven't tried.  Today was the day!

I decided to keep it relatively simple to show-off the awesome sentiment from Friendship Blossoms.  Highlighing some words adds interest as well.  The stitching was simple.  I left long tails of thread on each end of the sewing stitch and then taped them to the back of the panel to hide them.

This is one of my favorite cards to make. Okay, so I admit it, there are many "favorites."  I cut 3/4 inch off of the right side and then punched a slit.  The top layer of the card then slides into the slit.  That semi-circle area is great for buttons, brads, ribbon...and this lovely embellishment that I recycled from a card someone sent me!  (Thanks, Joyce!)

Be sure to click over to the Sherrod Blog to see snippets and links to the other Sherrod Studio Designer cards!  Use keyword SSTT11 for online galleries.  Oh, and Mr. Linky is on the blog as well.  (Scroll down to the Paper Makeup Sneak peek!)

**counting this as my 2nd sewing project of the year!


Jocelyn Christensen said...

You are a wonderful seamstress!

Kim said...

I love all the layering on your card. It's beautiful!

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Dawn! The layers and colors are perfect. Nice stitching too!

HJHatch said...

Love the stitching!

So crafty..!!

Leah said...

Very pretty, love how the sentiment is your focal image:)

Michelle VP said...

So sweet! I've not used my sewing machine on a card yet. Kudos on your second sewing project. :)

Renee said...

Dawn this is so pretty! I like all your colors and texture and the sewing...gorgeous!


Mary said...

Very pretty - love the highlighted words in the sentiment -