Aloha! Here is another of the cards we made in last week's "Summertime" card workshop. I just love the bright colors and beachy feel!
I got the idea for this card from one that I received in a card swap I participated in back in January. The creator of the original card was a fellow consultant named Tracy Lunceford. Unfortunately she doesn't have a blog, so I'll just have to give her credit here and say "Tracy, I just loved your card!".
Tracy's original design used the same papers, wooden shapes and sewing technique, but Tracy's card was a unique round'ish design cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. She also used a different alphabet font and had the word "Ahoy" embossed on her card - very cute!
I just loved the look of the hemp sewn onto her card so I had to give it a try as well. I actually emailed Tracy to see if she had any tips for hand sewing with hemp and she suggested putting a little glue on the end of the hemp and kind of twisting it to a point. I did that, let it dry and it worked like a charm. Once again, "thanks Tracy!".
Here's a little close up of the sewing and the cool new Seaside Wooden shapes we used. They're so lightweight, so that makes them nice to use on a card or a scrapbook layout. They say you can stamp on them or ink them up, but for this card I just used them "au natural". ;)
The supplies used on this card were:
Footloose Paper Pack (X7151B)
Smoothie cardstock (X5763)
Old World Alphabet (E1017)
Seaside Wooden Shapes (Z1693)
Hemp - Natural (Z280)
Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for a look at card number 4. :)
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