Last Saturday I met my son's future in-laws for the first time and they are the most wonderful people. Which should not have been a surprise knowing their wonderful daughter as I do!
I really wanted this to be special for them, but I could not turn this into what I had invisioned.
It lacks umph. I can not for the life of me get my sewing maching to work with c/s. I was trying to stitch the dp to the chocolate chip. I finally gave up on that, tossed it out, recut more dp and c/s and pierced all the holes. I then used the gel pen to create stitching but it was awful. So after hours of trying, I had to give up on that and go with plain and ugly. This is my last bit of this pattern from Basic Grey's Mellow, out of 3 packs of 6x6. ALL of it's in ruins trying to make this one card.
The barn is water colored with a combination of markers and re-inkers utilizing blending pens, paint brushes and my aqua painter.
The Thank You stamp is an old single from one of the Hostess Appreciation sets demos can buy.
The corn brad is by Karen Foster and it come in a pack of 16 which included leaves, pumpkins, acorns and the corn. I never thought I'd have a use for the corn. :)
The raffia is SU! long ago retired. I'm surprised I actually found it in this chaos. My first choice was twill but I'm out .... I guess its time to place an order. Woot!
Anyway, thanks for letting me whine. LOL
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2007 GMT Views: 1043
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44763
Sat, Dec 01, 2007 @ 2:02 PM
I don't think it lacks ummph at all!! I understand how important it is, this being your daughters in laws to be - but the colouring is gorgeous - truly! and the image is so classic, then the raffia is lovely - and if I'm not mistaken , that has some sort of good luck meaning on the prairies does it not?? The paper is lovely - I'd say you are good to go and more with the gorgeous card!!!! It's beautiful!
Registered: March 18, 2004 Location: New Hampshire Posts: 7018
Sat, Dec 01, 2007 @ 2:03 PM
I like the way you used the image under the greeting!
I just started using my sewing machine on cards. Don't give up yet! You do have to fiddle with the tension and stitch length. I practiced on scraps of CS before attempting it on a card.
Registered: April 12, 2005 Location: SW Michigan Posts: 63488
Sat, Dec 01, 2007 @ 2:44 PM
Well, this is gorgeous so your efforts paid off. I love the colored raffias, the piercing (understand about the sewing maching not wanting to cooperated some days) and the wonderful coloring on your barn. Well done!
Registered: August 29, 2007 Location: Cambridge, Ontario Canada Posts: 21020
Sun, Dec 02, 2007 @ 8:05 AM
I think your card is fun and Playful and that you are being a little hard on yourself. I think your son's In-laws will love it. The colors are vibrant and the little corn brad is so cute. I love the colored raffia. It's a great card, enjoy.