This week our cards are headed off to Canada and a good friend of fellow Teapotter Vicki, aka Vickydee. Marie has been so very ill this year, spending a good amount of time in the hospital. Marie is in great need of some Teapotter cheering.
I totally went off theme, which was to be hospitality, wine, food, and romance. Here I am right smack in the middle of wine country, and I don't drink wine! Korbel Winery is about 10 - 15 miles from me, and I've never been there. Shameful! Oh, I've driven past it hundreds of times, but I've never stopped for a tasting. And wouldn't you know, Marie's last name is Champagne!
I'm doing something totally different here, with this card that has a Tilting aperture. At least that's what it's called in the Paper Embroidery book by Joke De Vette. It took awhile to get this technique correct.
In the card base you cut a smaller hole than the part that is inserted. To do this on this card, I cut the smaller oval and used the larger one to outline where I needed to enlarge. It's not the full size of the larger die. Does that make sense?
In the card base you put a slit at the top and bottom of the cut out, on the insert, you put a slit at the top and bottom to match up with the cut out. The larger piece has the embroidery and is inserted into the smaller cut out aperture. Thus, the insert tilts back and forth from front to back.
On the back I have stamped Thinking of you.
I have embossed the card base with my new 6x6 ef, I love this new size.
I had the bow already made and just lying around, it was perfect for this card.
Since my colors match closely to the Color Challenge colors, I'm also putting this into that challenge. I love two fer's that I don't have to think about.
The inside has a MS punched panel that shows when the front is tilted.
I hope this card brings a fair amount of cheer to Marie!
Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 GMT Views: 1787
Registered: October 3, 2009 Location: In a state of grace Posts: 10920
Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 9:29 PM
I think that I will come back and figure this out tomorrow, Jennifer...tonight I am just going to enjoy it!! You amaze me with your beautiful paper embroidery, and frankly you've earned all of the cookies that you can hold with this romantic beauty. I love your design and colors, of course your bow is perfect! Thanks so much for coming to Marie's teaparty...Hugz from NJ!
My time is not mine to have, but mine to share
Proud Fan Club member
Marzi, Punchkateer Apprentice - why use 1 when you can use 2? or 8?
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10642
Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 1:20 AM
What a neat new ( well at least to me ) ..style. So pretty too with your awesome paper embroidering. I love your new EF too what a great idea to have that size, havent seen that yet...so cool...:0)
The one funny thing I wanted to say is how much I am liek you in the sence that I also live in a valley with lots of wineries around us adn I also DONT DRINK WINE...LOL.. does seem funny...at least now I know I am not the only one, lol....the worse part I was just thinking...I am also part FRENCH...lol...and to finish I wanted to say this is not too far off the challenge...with hospitality...a lot of times one might bring a flower or plant when your visiting or hosting...so I think all is wonderful...;0)...take care.
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60548
Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 3:51 AM
Jennifer, Marie will not be just thrilled, she will be BLOWN AWAY!! Your card is exquisite with your delicate hand stitching, but the design and layout are REALLY something out of the ordinary. One can tell at a glance(let alone , a long look) how much love and time went into this beautiful creation. A treasure!!
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 18176
Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 5:50 AM
WOW, Jennifer, elegant and beautiful!!! Your embroidery is always so divine and it looks fabulous here with your fancy style card!! Gorgeous ribbon and I really love your EF - I must look out for these 6x6 EFs~
Fan Club Member