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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Die Cut Dreams DT Call

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After my long post of old cards yesterday, I would like to share with you a card I made especially for Susie Sugar over at Die Cut Dreams who is looking to expand her ‘Dream Team’.  She requested that anyone interested in joining her team make a card especially for the DT call on the theme of Pink and Girly and it should not be combined with any other challenges.

I fancied having a go at making my own lace flower and so took a length of white lace and pleated it softly until it formed a circle, stitching it in place in the centre as I went. Then I sponged spun sugar and tattered rose distress inks over it until I couldn’t see any white. It still wasn’t quite the colour I was searching for so I sprayed Rose Tea Glimmer Mist onto a craft sheet and ‘mopped it up’ with the lace flower. I layered it up with two different single layer flowers and topped it off with a pink/white gardenia from Wild Orchid Crafts. Three little pink crystals designed to go in bridal bouquets finished it off. I was really pleased with the result because I reckon a prima flower of this sort would be the best part of £1.50 and I made it for pennies.

This is what it looked like when I started out ….

Before  Next I stamped one of the new Kanban Urban Belles onto a sheet of A4 over to the right and then pricked a circular pattern next to her. I stitched the pattern in two different colours of pink. One section of all the patterns I did in a  rose pink doubled over and the other section (the larger of the two parts of each pattern) I stitched with one strand of the rose pink and one strand of deep cerise pink. I haven’t stitched on my cards for a while and had forgotten how much I enjoy it.DCD DT Call Floral

I coloured the urban belle in with promarkers and decoupaged her up on top of the lower layer as I didn’t like the ‘flat look’ of her just stamped directly onto the sheet. The handmade flower was placed in the centre of the stitched circle. I sponged a memento inkpad around the edge of the mat.DCD DT Call Image

I made a mat of American Crafts foil using a MS PAP and I layered all that onto some K & Co sparkly sweet paper and that in turn onto a large white card, not quite A4 in size.

Shame I am not allowed to combine as there was a challenge out there perfect for this card that I spotted yesterday wanting faux or real stitching on your card and I already did all the hard work here, lol. Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Oh wow !! so much work has gone into this card its totally amazing , your stitching is excellent .....perfection
    Hugs Susie xx

  2. I'm sorry I forgot to say thanks for entering our DT call at DCD
    Hugs Susie xx

  3. Oh WOW Lynne, I can't decide which bit I like best - the stitching is gorgeous but I think the flower just wins it. FAB! Good luck with the DT call.

  4. Beautiful card Lin
    Good luck for the DT Call

  5. Wow what a stunning creation Lin, your lace flower rocks girl - wowee it sure is a beauty! Love your stitching and adorable image.
    Thanks so much for entering our DT call at the Die cut Dreams blog.
    Nicola & the Dream Team

  6. Woah! This is stunning!!!!!!

  7. REally lovely, great stitching too, good luck with the DT call.

  8. This is gorgeous Lin! You are an extraordinarily talented crafter!

  9. Such a pretty card Lynn and so much to admire on it too!

    Thanks so much for entering our DT call at Die Cut Dreams - and good luck!


  10. This is absolutely beautiful, so detailled and the stitching is amazing (I dont have patience!)and the flower looks amazing hunny, wow x


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