Sunday, May 6, 2012

Life's a Stitch card

I created this card for the Art Inspiration Challenge on the Cricut Circle blog.  We were to take this photo and use it for inspiration:

From that came this card:

Another of the requirements was to have three Cricut cuts.  I used Pop Up Neighborhood for all of the cuts here.  Hot air balloon at 3", Milkman at 1", and clouds at 2" (actually flower tops from a layer).

The papers are all from a KaiserCraft collection.  I used my Sew Easy to make the holes for sewing, however it didn't pierce my paper so I ended up using my sewing machine to make holes, then hand stitched it all.  Hand stitching takes forever!  Ugh!

The stamp is from Pink by Design.

All in all, this card took a different direction than it had originally started but I still sort of like it :{


  1. How creative you are! What a wonderful card!

  2. I love your little balloonist!!! I love that he was the milkman-- so cool to use him and perfect too!

    Love the stitching and the colors-- together the card has a leather kind of look--not like paper at all. I love that!

  3. So cute. I love the balloon. Great job.

  4. Love your take on the art inspiration! I really like the hot air balloon and the feel that the colors give to it. I agree with Nadia, it definitely has a great leather look to it.

  5. Wow, love your card. The colors are so pretty and the hand stitching is gorgeous. Everything looks amazing.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine