Monday, 1 February 2016

A Flowering Fields Embroidered Birthday Card from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Sarah Poulton

Happy Monday Crafters. I'm back from a fab week of craftiness with my family at the Manor House Hotel in Devon. For anyone who likes crafts, sports or eating I would thoroughly recommend it. I tried bisque painting, pottery transfers, silk painting, creative embroidery and joined in with quite a few fun exercise classes too. I'll try and get some pictures of all my creations to share with you later in the week. Already trying to plan when we can go back as I had such a fun time.

Today I have another of the birthday cards I made for my Mum for her birthday last week. I decided to embroider a Rowandean kit I had in my stash from last year's Handmade Fair and adapt it in to a card. This is what I came up with.

As soon as I completed the stitching I knew the Sale-A-Bration set Flowering Fields would be a perfect partner to finish my card. I mounted my stitching on to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock layer and mounted on to a Very Vanilla layer I had stamped with all the floral images from the stamp set. The sentiment is taken from Watercolor Words. For the card base I used a full A4 sheet of Blackberry Bliss folded in half.

To colour the flowers I picked inks that complimented my stitching. I used my Blender Pen to colour with Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder inks.

Due to the size of the card I needed to create my own envelope. I picked a sheet of the fab Sale-A-Bration Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and used my Envelope Punch Board to fold and score my envelope. I used my Layered Letters Alphabet to stamp 'Mum' on the envelope and added a few flowers to embellish.

This was a much more detailed card than I would normally make but I love the finished effect. Sometimes we all have extra special cards to make and I was more than happy to put this all together to finish off my piece of embroidery.

Thank you for popping by today. Pop back on Wednesday for more craftiness. Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration or any of our new products. I would love to help. All items can be purchased online via my shop or get in touch directly and I can order them for you to be delivered direct to your door. I'd also love to Demo for you and your friends at a crafty party. As the hostess you earn lots of lovely freebies and you all get to make a fun crafty project too (no crafting experience necessary!).

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1 comment:

  1. Your Mum will Love it! Great card! Yes the special ones always go to our Mums! Blessings to you.