Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stitched Papillon Potpourri {PP135}

Hiya friends and welcome to another week with The Paper Players!  LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has a fun challenge for us:
I couldn't wait to get to work with my sewing machine and had all sorts of ideas swimming in my head.  I created one project (I'll show you later this week) but then I saw one of the newest digital MDS downloads and knew right away what I would do with it:
I love printing DSP with My Digital Studio on my home printer.  It's a great way to extend my designer paper collection for very little money.  This paper is from the Spring to Life Digital Kit and features these adorable butterflies on a Lucky Limeade background.
I printed the DSP onto Whisper White cardstock and got to work on the butterflies.  I stamped the bitty butterfly from Papillon Potpourri in Versamark on Basic Gray cardstock, heat embossed with clear EP and punched them out with the coordinating Bitty Butterfly punch.  I backed each one with another bitty butterfly punched from vellum cardstock and stitched them to my DSP using a little bit of removable adhesive to hold them in place during sewing.  
My first instinct was to use a gray or limeade ribbon but I experimented a little and found that Calypso Coral really popped against the Basic Gray.  Coral was too much for the sentiment though so I heat embossed a sentiment from Blooming with Kindness with Pewter embossing powder.  You can also see that I sponged the Framed Tulip embossed edges with a little white craft ink to highlight that gorgeous embossing.
I promise you those butterflies on the inside really are Calypso Coral!  They look a bit more terracotta  here but it's really not. :-)  Paired with a sentiment from Wishes Your Way, this seemed the perfect pick-me-up to a friend who recently underwent surgery. 

So, what do you think?  Have I inspired you to add some stitching to your project?  Real or faux, whatever way you can imagine...we would love to see it in the gallery at The Paper Players.  Be sure to check out the rest of my friends on the design team and their fabulous stitched creations!  Then come on back to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 8th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for looking today!

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri; Wishes Your Way; Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Versmark
Paper: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Vellum  CS; Spring to Life Digital Kit DSP
Xtras: Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon; Pewter embossing powder; sewing machine; Framed Tulip embossing folder; Bitty Butterfly Punch; Basic Rhinestones


Nancy said...

Wahoo, gorgeous and sewing too, be still my heart! I didn't even realize those are little butterflies on the DSP till you mentioned it!!!
Love the idea of swiping a little white ink over the tulip embossed edge, very pretty AND the vellum underlay on each if they just flew away.

Linda Callahan said...

Out of the park girl! Wow! Beautiful background - beautiful stitched up butterflies - and oh that touch of vellum!

stampwithsandy said...

Someday I'll learn to use MDS... The designer paper is gorgeous, and what a brilliant idea to stitch the butterflies right on top. Love it!

Marisa said...

LOVE this, Nance!! The butterflies are fabulous stitched on and loving that digi paper. Lovely border on the grey too. You rocked this one big time. Hope all is well with you ((hugs))

LeAnne said...

Just stunning! I would never think to put these colors together, but what a fresh fun look you've created!!

Amy O said...

What a clever way to add stitching to your card! And I love the color combination and the vellum. Beautiful card, Nance!

Dawn Tidd said...

Gorgeous! I love that background paper you printed and the butterflies and divine!

Diane - said...

Nance this is just gorgeous. Love the colors you chose and the butterflies sewn on ...? so dang clever! Also the touch of bling is perfection. hugs

Stacey Schafer said...

so lovely, Nance!

Tara Bilbao said...

YOWZA! This is such an amazing card. I love your color combo and all the fun details. Just AMAZING.

Anonymous said...

A very pretty card and I love the colors! :-)

Ann Schach said...

Wow! I was wondering from where this fabulous paper came! It looks great with your stitched papillons! A perfect card!

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Nance. Those little butterflies stole my heart. I love the color choices, too

Julie Gearinger said...

Love, love, love this card Nance!! The butterflies are perfect against the MDS DSP and the sewing adds so much to the card. Love all of the other details as well- thanks for the inspiration!!