Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Humble Artist's Swap card for May 10th

Well, I am finally posting my contribution to the May 10th Humble Artist's Swap I participate in. This was a doozy for me, with all of the requirements. I can't say I've ever incorporated a tag into a card, so you may have all smelled the burning while my brain was putting this together.

Here were the requirements:
1. Create a tall card 4x91/4, must fit in a legal size envelope.
2. Stitch or sew on the card.
3. Use 3 different ribbons
4. Use buttons as an accent, may use floss, hemp or twine with buttons
5. Use at least 4-5 layers.
6. Incorporate a tag some where on the card.
7. Make something on your card 3D.

I used Adorable paper and my favourite piggies from the Nursery Bash set. I stitched on the upper left of the bottom mat and the bottom right of the piggie mat, with our embroidery floss and added waxy flax to the button. My three ribbon are Chocolate polka dot; Chocolate grosgrain and Blush ric rac. The mat with the piggies on it is popped up on foam dots.

All supplies from Close To My Heart:
Stamp Set: Nursery Bash & It's Your Day (Aug 2009 SOTM)
Background & Texture paper: Adorable
Cardstock: Hollyhock; Blush
Ribbon: Chocolate grosgrain; Chocolate Polka Dot; Blush ricrac
Embellishments: Hollyhock button; White Daisy waxy flax; Baby Pink Embroidery floss; Blush brad.